Bath Abbey and Christmas Market

This is Bath Abbey, in the heart of the city of Bath, UK – Paula and I went to Bath yesterday afternoon for the Christmas Market – and there is a lot to it!  Wasn’t too busy (the reason for going mid-week!), but it is spread over many streets around the Abbey and city centre –…

Welsh Mountains

These are Welsh Mountains – some might say they are ‘tiddlers’, but still impressive to me – this is a panoramic shot taken on a quick trip (8hr drive, round-trip) to Bangor in North Wales so that Miles and I could attend the University Open Day – the day was useful, but I would have…

The Royal Scot

#RoyalScot #Stream #Train #Cotswolds Here is The Royal Scot, at speed, on the North Cotswold line from Oxford to Worcester – a trip from London Paddington called The Cotswold Venturer – this train was supposed to have been pulled by The Flying Scotsman, but had to be substituted due to mechanical problems: Flying Scotsman update:…

Delta the Barn Owl

This a beautiful Barn Owl called Delta – taken at the end of an amazing evening (Owls By Moonlight) at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover where we were treated to flying displays with many different owls, many flying just over our heads – apart from the range of owls (I didn’t realise there were so…

Traffic jam…

…the Dartmoor way! A side road across Dartmoor, Devon, UK on Tuesday morning as we were making our way to the coast at Salcombe – almost as many Highland cows here as we saw in Scotland a few years ago!  Where are the bull bars for my car (Nissan X-Trail) when I need them! #Dartmoor,…

Severn Bridge

This is the first Severn Bridge connecting Aust, England to Chepstow, Wales – this bridge saved a 50 mile round trip up to the next bridge over the River Severn at Gloucester – It was opened in 1966 and carried the M4 until the Second Severn Crossing took over in 1996 – the road on…

Eclipse – 21/08/2017

Eclipse…well, just!  In West Oxfordshire, UK, after a day of lifeless grey skies, we got just enough of a glimpse of the sun to see the 5% bite out of the sun before it set…and it was good to see, dodging behind some clouds (which was good, as it adds extra interest to the pictures…

Lulworth Cove

This is Lulworth Cove, Dorset, UK from a day trip a few weeks back – the weather wasn’t the best, but the rain did hold off while we were there, but it certainly was not a ‘sit on the beach’ kind of day – what you cannot tell from the picture is how windy it…

Walks with my camera

So – it’s my birthday today – just finished work and heading home – hoping for a home-made birthday cake and a beer (though maybe not together!) 😉 Anyway, as a special treat, here are two photos from recent walks with my camera and Sparky (though he doesn’t feature in either of these this time)…

Real or Reflection?

Real or Reflection?  Sometimes difficult to tell where real life ends and the reflection begins – love this photograph of the overhanging branches and their reflections in the water.  Taken yesterday in the Secret Garden, a free entry woodland and ponds in Shipton-under-Wychwood. Edited here using Macphun Luminar Neptune – currently on offer (MacOS only at the…