Tag Archives: Exeter

Devon Air Ambulance Trust Dragon Boat Racing

A couple of months ago I read that the Devon Air Ambulance were having a fund raising day, dragon boat racing on the river Exe.  When I found out that a team from the hospital where I work were entering I decided to pop down to watch a little.

getting instructions
A team getting some instructions
I found the Royal Devon & Exeter Dragon Boat team!
I found the Royal Devon & Exeter Dragon Boat team!

Here are some of the hospital team.

The second heat is over and the RD&E are in second place by just four seconds.

Good sports
Good sports
Just four seconds behind
Just four seconds behind

Time for a motivational pep talk!
team pep talk

And the next team heads off to the start point.
next team are off

It was great fun to watch but I didn’t have to time to stay for the final results, I was heading east to see Scarlett and her mummy and daddy. Well done to everyone who entered and helped to raise funds that will keep our Air Ambulance flying.

Some Local Zigzagery

There’s no need to look very far to find zigzags, most towns and cities will have architectural features that meet this weeks photo challenge.
Apart from some natural zigzags, mine are all photos taken in Exeter Cathedral and surrounds.

You can join this weeks challenge here, http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/zigzag/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Cheri Lucas Rowlands at the Daily Post says,

‘ For this week’s photo challenge, show us abandoned. You can go literal, as I have, and share a photo of ruins, a desolate place, or your idea of a wasteland. Or you can interpret it in other ways, from images of overlooked things to forgotten people.

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned.’

I’ve decided to show you two boats, both abandoned locally. The first is on the Exeter canal, I took the photo about two years ago but I think it’s still there. IMG_2796

This one was taken years ago from Topsham Quay looking west. IMG_2811

This old beauty is just part of Topsham now and is much photographed. What is it about a decaying boat that appeals? If it was removed now the view wouldn’t be the same at all. Just to show it’s still there, I took this one more recently. The boat is on the far right. DSC_0126

Perhaps you will show us something abandoned? if so visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/photo-challenge-abandoned/

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Window on St Peters

Windows are everywhere. Depending on where you are — your bedroom, your office, a hotel room, or a tiny tourism office overlooking a lively street in a beach town in the Dominican Republic, shown above — a window can reveal different things.

They are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives. Looking out (or into) a window can tell you about where you are — and where you’re not — and mark a particular moment in time, linking you to a physical place. Windows are also enablers of our daydreams and desires, and can stir up memories and big ideas.

This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo with a window, say Cheri Lucas Rowlands at the Daily Post.

This photo was taken on a balmy summer evening from inside one of my favourite restaurants. It is looking across the green at the Norman Cathedral of St Peter, here in Exeter. There can be few better views to enjoy while waiting to be served and the photo – with my phone – doesn’t do it justice, so you’ll have to imagine the rest or search my tags for other posts about the cathedral!

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To join in visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/photo-challenge-window/