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beech tree time

November 16, 2021

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The mild autumn (so far) and lack of strong winds here in north Devon has meant that the beech trees have held onto their leaves a little longer than they normally do. This has produced a magnificent display of autumn colour, especially along the east and west Lyn valleys with rusty oaks and wilting bracken […]

All six seasons in one day on top

October 29, 2021

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We’ve all got a bit too comfortable with our weather prediction apps. “it’s not what they said” has replaced “it’s that fine rain that soaks you through” in our everyday greetings. Well at least where I live anyway. So it was at a promise of big skies that prompted a early autumnal visit to the […]

Woolacombe Village Hall

October 26, 2021

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has got a new roof and to celebrate there has been a series of events recently to get the local community back in the hall. (My memories date back to when the hall was called ‘Hall 70’ (guess when it was built?) and as a visitor from Bristol on a family holiday; we saw Blithe […]

Last of the Summer Sunsets

October 19, 2021

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Summer is hanging on, deep into October and we have enjoyed the mild weather along with sunset after sunset, day after day.. Here’s a few from my recent evening bimblings. Minimalist sunset experiments part 3. After hours Mill Rock Ripples In other news. It’s been a busy autumn but I’ve finally sent the Beautiful North […]

I remember, Septembers in love

September 15, 2021

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It’s been a long old shit wave/ flat spell wait but finally, hurricane Larry delivered the goods; a classic and much fabled September swell. What’s not to love; light winds, sunshine, easy surf and every man and his dog straining at the bit, wound up by Medina and Carissa’s ‘World ChampionsHip” display the day before.. […]

Beautiful North Devon Calendar 2021

November 17, 2020

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It’s here! After a tedious lead up, mainly due to the current situation, I am pleased to announce that the new calendar has arrived. This years edition has a different feel to it and is perhaps, more atmosphereic that previous calendars. The reason for this is of course due to the first lockdown.  This meant that […]

End of the summer sunsets

September 2, 2020

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Woolacombe sunsets are a photographers dream. Big skies, big beach, big sand dunes and big tides. Foreground interest (usually dogs), mid ground (crashing waves or rocks at combesgate) and background – the magnificent light thrown up as our planet rotates away from the star that gives life to our galaxy. Here are a few of […]

More Moor Meanderings

August 27, 2020

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It’s the end of summer and here’s the the way August has played out so far with warm downpours and gusty blows. In-between times there’s been big skies and solitary walks up on the moor. A reminder to all locals that you can escape the traffic jams, the Georgeham double decker bus queue, the Mortehoe […]

From beach to moor and back again

August 9, 2020

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So busy at the beach. You have to walk for miles to get away from the utterly maddening crowd or escape the moor for some peace and space. Photo essay.                                                   […]

Giant Deadly Flamingo Sunsets

May 19, 2020

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Untitled (Giant Deadly Flaming Flamingos)   As lockdown slowly eases, And our splendid isolation is breached. By hordes of infected second-home owners, And their flamingo rings at the beach:  We anxiously await the second-wave of contagion. Not by some valkyrie or eeauch.  But by some  Condescending men with Audis and shorts, coloured peach .   With […]