Hello blog readers, well one only actually! So, hello Bruce!
New work time again. There are a mixture of captures from two locations, the Mendip hills and sunrise over the South Downs near Exton.
Firstly to the Mendips. We spent a couple of days here, the idea was to stroll to the highest point of the hills, a place called Beacon Batch on the Black Downs, it is about 325m above sea level with excellent views all round. The going was not too bad to start with, we managed to pick a mostly dry path over the boggy heath to the summit We made it to the top and grabbed a few shots looking north towards Bristol airport and watched the mist roll in to the valleys in the distance. Off we set to descend into Burrington Coombe by the Rock of Ages and then to complete our trip past Goatchurch cave back to the car park via the Mendip Way. Now, the Mendip Way is a well used route by both walkers and cyclists, it was wet and muddy for about 2 miles, the going was not so easy this time, it was a little bit of a relief to get to the car for a cuppa! A very good day nonetheless.
We spent the night in the fabulous Harptree Court, it is where the last series of the Great British Bake Off was filmed. It is a magnificent 18th century grand county family house. It has 4 rooms for B&B purposes, a tree house, a yurt, excellent breakfast and 17 acres of grounds to stroll following breakfast. I must sound like a travel agent now, but it is well worth a stay.
On the way home, we stopped off at Chew Valley lake and a for a stroll around the magnificent city of Wells. A cracking weekend!
The second set of shots were taken on my way to work this past week. It was one of those mornings when the timing of my journey and sunrise could not have been better and the clouds were broken enough to rattle of a few corkers, well I think that they are! They were mostly taken looking east over the River Meon near Exton, I was even lucky enough to spot a Heron fishing in the distance.
Let me know what you think of them.
Bye for now.
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