Cornwall 2015

We decided to get one last holiday before the baby comes in September so we decided a few nights down in Cornwall would be an ideal break away. Laura booked us into a small holiday cottage for the first night a few miles from Weston-Super-Mare which was an ideal stop off point on the way to her aunties in Porthpean on the southeast coast of Cornwall.

Weston-Super-Mare sand sculpture

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Then on to Cornwall via a couple of National Trust properties.

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Mevagissey 

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The Tall Ships at Charlestown 

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And the Milky Way taken from Porthpean beach

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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.

Ironbridge

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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.

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Attingham house

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The Skylight

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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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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.

Tatton Park…

Well it was that time to re join the National Trust. After letting our memberships expire and not having time to re new due to other commitments (my new wife planning our wedding being the main one!)

So we joined on Thursday night for our planned day out on Friday to Tatton Park, Cheshire. I really do rate the National Trust. The work they do is fantastic, and there is always something for the photographer.

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Plenty of Deer in the grounds too. Didn’t have the best of lenses and as it is rutting season, didn’t want to venture too close to them!

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And plenty of dogs taking in some exercise!

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And a leafy lane to finish with.

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