Posts tagged “walking

Walk: 25th May 2013

First warm and sunny day

Depart: 10:00-ish GMT

swirls of light and colour

swirls of light and colour

very shy wild goats and max zoom

very shy wild goats and max zoom

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the flying saucer has landed

the flying saucer has landed

 the end of an old friend

the end of an old friend

light and rust

light and rust

out with the old

out with the old

theinfillclicks - May-time walk, Border country

in with the new

broom-broom

broom-broom

theinfillclicks - May-time walk, Border country

pathways

wonder plant

wonder plant

theinfillclicks - May-time walk, Border country

logging track

curl of wool or goat possibly

curl of wool or goat possibly

theinfillclicks - May-time walk, Border country

bells and styles

long shot down into valley bottom

long shot down into valley bottom

At which point the battery died

Journey’s end: 12:30-ish GMT

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Septembers and a contrast – around and about

Last year

Various experiments with photos at long range with and without zoom  using point and click camera

On a gloriously sunny day, we went scrambling up Ros Castle (I mean why take the path, says S? Sheep tracks are fine. Sheesh – that depends on how long your legs are when scraping through the heather).

The colours, however, were wonderful.

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Not as clear as it can be, but the soft colouring of the countryside was very comforting as the year turned to autumn.

This year

Heavy rain has filled the streams and rivers.  None of them large, but they can still cause endless havoc when they flood.  After bad flooding a few year’s back, earth barriers were built to protect the homes within reach of an overflowing river, and the bank edge was designed to give at a particular point further along to allow prevent a bottleneck, and let the water fill the farmland bottom.

theinfillclicks - 2012 and too much rain

  This has worked but unfortunately higher up, banks are giving way and taking largish trees with them, causing further blockages and damage lower down.  Today, tree clearing went on to prevent more trees trying to sail to the sea causing mayhem on their way.

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Meanwhile, the river is ignoring the central span of the stone bridge and building an island for itself.

theinfillclicks - 2012 and too much rain


In the ‘window’ of a metal gate

 

theinfillclicks - country walk - cobweb