More time at sea

Here are a few more shots from the past few months at sea. I’ve seen some good weather fronts so I thought I’d try to capture them as best as I could.  Here’s what I got.

 

The view from the river including Talacre Light House

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Summer seas

 

Some good patterns are made from the wake of other vessels on a calm day.

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Minimalist during the fog

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Occasional visits from Dolphins

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Stunning sunsets

Saturday sundown

And some good cloud formations

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Moody monday

Brewing

Wind power

Close the curtains

The light and dark

Storm panorama

 

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The weekend before Christmas

So the wife and I managed to get everything sorted for Christmas with time to spare so we decided to make the most of a free weekend together and go away. I found a nice hotel near Ironbridge as we had some vouchers to see the attractions there. Something I’d highly recommend.

First stop was Blists Hill.

The Baker

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Blacksmith

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Candle maker

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The dentist chair

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http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/our-attractions/blists-hill-victorian-town/

We then went into Ironbridge to look at the at the Bridge and have a look around the town. There’s a brilliant shop if you like a good selection of Beers and spirits.

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Next stop was the hotel for some rest, food and drink before a busy day on the Sunday. Up and out fairly early, we headed to RAF Cosford which I was looking forward to. I was amazed by the architecture of one of the Hangars there, especially with the light I had.

RAF Cosford

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Laura with Airfix James May and his Spitfire

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_May%27s_Toy_Stories

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I really wanted to get a good shot of the Vulcan but just couldn’t get the angle I wanted with it being indoors and surrounded by other planes, not to mention the size of it! I would definitely recommend RAF Cosford though and I’ll definitely go back there.

We then headed over to Attingham Park for a bite to eat. Whilst driving up to the house I noticed a few Deer in the grounds. We had a walk over and I was surprised at the numbers there, between 160 & 200 according to one of the notices.

Deer

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Attingham house

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The Skylight

Shapes and shadows

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/

We had booked tickets for the light show at Erddig as it was on the way home and something we had both seen last we and wanted to photograph. This was the first year that they had put the event on and after speaking to a volunteer, it looks like they will be doing this next year as it paid for itself and had a very good response from the public.

View from the canal

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Reindeer

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http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddig/

And thats it. A filled weekend before christmas thanks to being very organised with most things. Something we will hopefully be able to do again next year.

A Quick trip to Snowdonia

I had planned to make the short trip to Cwm Idwal in Snowdonia for a while and with the winds forecast to be still, I thought it was the perfect day to get some reflections in the lake. I planned to set of early but that didn’t happen. After picking a friend up, we set off around 8.30, stopping o the way for a quick coffee to go.

On the way up there, we detoured and stopped off at Aber Falls. A couple of quid to park and a 45 minute walk up the gentle path led us to one of the best waterfalls I have seen, and its practically on my doorstep!

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So we had an hour at the falls we then made our way down the A55. After turning off for Bethesda and heading down the Ogwen valley, we were greeted with some lovely low lying clouds.

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We arrived at the visitor center and the weather didn’t look too good but we decided to make the short walk to the lake on the off chance it would clear. And it did. Just!

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