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Road trips & adventures #9 – picture perfect ending!

Posted on December 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We had set aside time to meet friends at the gallery where my images were on display. Although the display was open to any & all photographers, the thrill of seeing others admiring my images was exciting, and the fact that I sold 2  made it all the more special. The gallery was in an […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – history of the seas

Posted on November 30, 2019 by Sioux under General

We were spending a few days near central London, with a good friend of mine, so packed and headed out early, dropped our luggage at his home, played with the dogs for a while, then spent the afternoon at the Greenwich Naval Museum. Paul had been to the Observatory but not the museum, so we […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – playtime in the big city

Posted on November 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a good nights’ sleep, we headed out on foot the next day after breakfast, took the train Kings Cross and just walked, with no firm destination in mind, meandering our way through the streets, via a number of well-known landmarks, including St Pancras Gardens and Leicester Square. Walking through Covent Gardens is always a […]

Road trips & adventures #9 – heading back to the big city

Posted on November 9, 2019 by Sioux under General

We packed and left Plymouth after breakfast. The drive back to London was just over 5 hours, but wet and windy conditions along the way made it feel even longer. Paul played around with the camera, taking photos of the scenery and rain, and I drove.   After returning the car to the Car-hire depot, […]

Road trips and adventures #8 – playtime way down south

Posted on November 6, 2019 by Sioux under General

We arrived in Plymouth in the early evening, unpacked and settled down to dinner and planning our outing for the next day. We wanted to do a harbour front walkabout and then a ferry across the Hamoaze – an estuarine area of the tidal River Tamar between its confluence with the River Lynher and the […]

Road trips and adventures #7 – across the water and back in time

Posted on October 25, 2019 by Sioux under General

We arrived in Dartmouth just before lunch time. Due to the geography of the area, and the port being at the bottom of a mountain, we had to park on the hillside and walk down the steep pathways, to the harbour at Kingswear. Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, the spectacular scenery of […]

Road trips and adventures #7 – the English Riviera

Posted on October 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

We left Torquay early’ish in the morning and headed further south, towards the last of our coastal stops, Plymouth. A breakfast pit-stop was needed in the midmorning, and the seaside resort of Paignton sounded good, so we headed there. Situated in the Torbay area, also known as the English Riviera, Paignton has origins as a Celtic settlement […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – down low where miners go, up high where birds fly!

Posted on October 15, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Kent Caverns are open to the public and have been a geological site of Special Scientific Interest since 1952 and an  Ancient Monument since 1957. Made up of Devonian limestone formed over 4,800km away, beneath the ocean, the caves are believed to be over 385,000,000 years old. The caverns and passages were formed by water erosion during the […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – poignant memories

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

Our accommodation in Torquay was a small flatlet attached to the side of the main house, which I suspect had at some stage been a garage. It was tiny, but comfy. We unpacked and walked to the nearby shop for supplies, had dinner, and headed to bed early. We were both quite tired. Plans for […]

Road trips and adventures #6 – history and beauty, all in one!

Posted on September 30, 2019 by Sioux under General

We took to the road again after lunch, and stopped in Exeter to visit the cathedral. Walking from where we had parked our car, we passed by, but never went in to The Sacred Heart Church, a Roman Catholic Parish church in Exeter, built in 1883. The site of the church was previously the Bear Tavern, which was also […]

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