On the edge of the water

It has been raining quite a bit over the past few days and the ground on the moors would be very wet so, given a forecast of reasonable weather, I headed towards the coast.  The Little Egret seen above is not an uncommon species in the West Country these days but this is one of …

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Aspects of Plymouth

It was a while since I had headed in the direction of Plymouth however I had to go there anyway so the camera was with me.  I visited various spots on the eastern side of the Sound including Bovisand and Jennycliff. I got this shot of a frigate heading out to sea from Jennycliff.  I …

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Swaling or gorse management

Another unplanned set of images when I came across the scene looking for some “nice” pictures.  Actually to see a section of the moor ablaze is not that unusual if you live in the area. Swaling takes place on Dartmoor during the winter period (& up until the end of March) to ensure minimum disruption …

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Dawn and an easterly wind

Given the fact that Summer time will start soon making dawn earlier I thought I’d try and catch one before having to get out of bed very early. The forecast was for clear skies (right this time) but I’d missed the forecasted temperatures. It was pretty close to zero with a strong easterly wind blowing …

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The opportunities of Spring tides

The weather was quite good and it was the last of the really low Spring tides of the season.  It seemed worthwhile exploring the shoreline to see what might be exposed that would not be on normal low tides. The low tide made the sign on Paignton harbour wall unnecessary for a while at least. …

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