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A miracle in Viking Bay

I got up at 5:20 today to capture the sunrise in Viking Bay. After taking dozens of photos of the sunrise I set off for a quick walk along Stone Bay beach..such a beautiful day, albeit really windy.

Sunrise on Broadstairs Beach

After messing about for a bit I was kneeling on the sand trying to capture the waves washing up under the boat. Keeping an eye on the waves and my periphery…suddenly I found myself knee deep in water 😂😂😂 blessed wave snuck up behind me. I nearly fell over onto my bottom wirh laughter. Needless to say my trainers, socks, thermal longjohns, trousers et al were soaked through. What a laugh. Just glad I wasn’t lying down like I had been earlier. 

Tides coming in on Stone Bay

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March 23, 2017 Posted by | my life, photography, reflections, sunrise, towns of the UK, travel | , , , | Leave a comment

Time in a bottle

One of my favourite songs is ‘Time in a bottle’ by Roger Whittaker. I captured this image of the clock in Broadstairs and edited it with PIP. Loved the effect.

March 22, 2017 Posted by | photography, towns of the UK, travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

#sunrise in Viking Bay

Ever so slightly late to watch the sun come up over the horizon, nonetheless I managed to get down to the seafront in time for this. It’s a stunning morning albeit very windy with wild seas. Just awe-inspiring. As the days creep closer to summer, the chances of me watching the sun rise over the horizon get less and less; I’m not a morning person 😀😉…but Oh, the splendour! 

March 22, 2017 Posted by | my life, photography, reflections, sunrise, towns of the UK | , , , , | Leave a comment

Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight

The world’s oldest seaside pleasure pier, Ryde Pier is an early 19th century pier serving the town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The famous pier at Ryde, Isle of Wight

The famous pier at Ryde, Isle of Wight – looking back at the town

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Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight – the ferry from Portsmouth moors at the far end

What an amazing pier this is. I walked along it a couple of times…just because. 🙂 I had fun to watching the ferry mooring alongside the terminal.

March 10, 2017 Posted by | history of the uk, islands, my life, photography, places that I've been, towns of the UK | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne House near East Cowes as a seaside home for them and their family.

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East Cowes, Isle of Wight

When I visited Osborne House I managed to get down to the harbour…how beautiful is this!

Cowes is famous for it’s annual boat race.

March 9, 2017 Posted by | history of the uk, islands, my life, on the heath, places that I've been, towns of the UK, villages of the UK | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s alright on the Isle of Wight

There is a tree that guides me……

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It’s alright on the Isle of Wight

I was so lucky to have spent 2 weeks on the Isle of Wight, and I spent most of my free time walking and visiting places nearby. This tree always guided me back to where I needed to be.

March 8, 2017 Posted by | islands, my life, photography, places that I've been, sunset, trees | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunrise over The Solent

I recently travelled to the Isle of Wight for a job. The house was delightfully close to the seafront, so on days when I could see it was going to be a great sunrise, I was able to slip out for a few minutes and enjoy the privilege.

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It reminds me of a quote that I love:

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius : 121-180

March 6, 2017 Posted by | islands, places that I've been, sunrise, travel | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time here becomes space

Time here truly becomes space…..Leadenhall Market is timeless; one of the oldest markets in London and one of my most favourite places to visit. The market dates from the 14th century and stands on what was the centre of Roman London.

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Time here becomes space

The ornate roof structure, painted green, maroon and cream, and cobbled floors of the current structure were designed in 1881 by Sir Horace Jones

Typically open weekdays from 10 am until 6 pm.

Location: Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT – access also via Whittington Street

November 16, 2016 Posted by | london, places that I've been | , , , , | Leave a comment