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A little magic

Yesterday at Branscombe

The weather forecast got it right, yesterday was a blue sky day that shouted come and see me. So off we went, heading east to Branscombe, a little village on the coast between Sidmouth and Beer. A few years ago Branscombe hit the headlines because a huge container ship, the MS Napoli ran aground there spilling its cargo along several miles of coast line.

All is pristine now and once the long single track lane to reach Branscombe has been successfully navigated, it’s the perfect spot for some winter sun.

Sunday was a day that kept on giving, more tomorrow!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

I’ve chosen three photos this week, very different ones but all of the sea.

The first was taken at Cape Coast, in Ghana. I’ve chosen it simply because it was taken on an unspoilt beach, that had just a small hotel with hut rooms looking at the ocean.IMG_2845

The next was taken here in England. I think I  might have posted it before but I still love it and hope you will. I call it ‘Mermaids’.

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This one isn’t a very good quality image but I’ve chosen it because it reminds me of a time when I did somethingthat was very brave for me. You see, I’m not a very good swimmer, I’m scared to put my head under or to go out of my depth. I think it’s because when I was a child someone pushed me under in a swimming pool. But when I went to Borneo a few years ago I had the chance to snorkel on a coral reef and I knew it was a once in a lifetime time chance. I forced myself to have a go and even though I was tense all the time, it is one of the best things I have ever done.

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Do you have Sea photos to share? Join in at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/weekly-photo-challenge-sea/

An Evening Beside the Water

Our British weather has been predictably unpredictable so far this ‘summer’, so when there is a sudden burst of heat it has to be grabbed with both hands. An after work trip to the coast was called for yesterday, with fish and chips from Crispys, Exmouth’s finest, a walk on the beach and the first Pimms of the season on the balcony at the Grove. Top this off with a stunning sunset at Topsham and todays return to rain didn’t seem quite so terrible.

Budleigh Salterton on New Years Day

I don’t know why I ‘ve never shown you Budleigh Salterton before. It’s a small town next along the coast to the east of Exmouth. A very sedate little place, expensive to live in, unspoilt and beautiful. It has the best ice cream shop – The Creamery, there is usually a big queue, and several restaurants and cafes. Notable is the Cozy Teapot, a heavenly little place with old fashioned bone china cups and delicious scones. Here are a few shots from the beach.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Sara Rosso over at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/ says that  ‘The proper definition of a silhouette is “the outline of a body viewed as circumscribing a mass.” In photography, often we achieve that effect by putting light behind the object whose silhouette we want to capture, effectively darkening out the features of the subject instead of highlighting them.’ 

I don’t know if this works but it’s the best I can come up with. 

It’s either a photo that’s gone wrong or it just scrapes in as a silhouette, what do you think?

Do you have a silhouette photo to share?