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Moving

Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier: 28 August @ 19:00:03
Clevedon Pier: 28 August @ 20:25:50

I was fortunate enough to have two staycations this summer. While I missed travelling (and seeing friends) overseas, I was able to visit parts of England I have not seen before. One such was Clevedon in Somerset. Staying nearby, in Portishead (itself a revelation), one evening I went to catch the sunset facing west from Clevedon Beach, looking over to Wales. The pier, opened in 1869 and described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘the most beautiful pier in England’ was the perfect vantage point.

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Moving

September Sunset

As the days shorten, I can now catch the sunset on my early evening dog walk. A quiet time on a weekday along the river path to Alresford Creek, with only bird song and brief greetings from photographers to punctuate the peace.
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Loving

Equine-amitié

A relaxing moment in the Northamptonshire countryside. Experienced on a recent staycation.
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Moving

Reminder

This week the Thames Sailing Barge Reminder moored up in Wivenhoe. In the nineteenth century there were over 2000 of these cargo boats, now Reminder is one of only a few. Built in 1929 in Mistley as a racing barge, she was repurposed as a leisure vessel in 1975. A present glimpse of times past.

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Moving

Through the Woods to the Water

St Peter’s Church, Alresford.
Across Sixpenny Brook to the fishing lakes

Down to the River Colne by Whitehouse Beach, heading home.

Views from a long summer’s Sunday afternoon walk.

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Hoping

Water

Rain, meet river.

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Living

Sunset/ Low Tide

Old Wivenhoe silhouetted at twilight, with the River Colne at low tide.
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Making

Lemonade

When the neighbours give you lemons… (Bowl by Maureen Hume Ceramics)

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Making

Star

Agapanthus Midnight Star – blooming on the quayside for the first time since being planted a year ago.
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Living

A Warm, Good, Night

…from the front porch on a hot summer’s night, with an ice cold drink. Sweet dreams.