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The Dying of the Light

Now the clocks have fallen back for winter, I count every moment of daylight. The work day dawns as I head to the train station, but has long since given way to night by the time I arrive home.

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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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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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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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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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Across

The view from Wivenhoe to Fingringhoe on a lunchtime walk.
The more I move, the more settled I feel.
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21:34

Seeing double: the moon reflected on the River Colne last night.

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Three Seconds: Bliss

On a long Sunday afternoon walk in the June-light, a short stop by a stream then followed down to the estuary.

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Distant Shore

The view across towards Fingringhoe from the walk to Alresford Creek.

If I want a break from the computer screen, I can be here in minutes. Another world, on my doorstep, the perfect tonic.

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Just Yew.

Seen on a May morning dog walk through Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.