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(IV) Cornwall Adventure – Kynance Cove

Our first view of Kynance Cove. Stunning.
Leanne & I Edge
Leanne on the edge!
Leanne Edge
I think this photo does a nice job at showing the sheer scale of the rocks/cliffs/mini islands in the background.
Leanne Scale
The landscape is nothing like what we have in Upminster where I live, it looks alien. I think the photo below looks like it could have been taken on another planet.
Rocky
View 2
Yellow Rock
One of my favourite photos of the whole holiday. Beautiful landscape.
House with a viewThe rocks were really interesting. The sea was really rough and you didn’t have to look at it to tell. The rocks were all carved and sliced up, most of them jutting upwards in layers. They also had a red tinge to them which made them interesting as a texture.
Red Rocks & Water
Red Rock texture small
Rock & Water
Island Rock
View 3
Standing on the edge of these jutting rocks next to a sea that was in turmoil maybe wasn’t the best idea but I wanted to get interesting photos! Needless to say this shot shows the moment I got wet. My luck run out, I was on the edge taking photos for a while and the past two times I had kept my eye on the sea and managed to spot when a big wave was coming twice before (not so easy when you have to spot a bigger bump of water than the rest as I was a bit further out than the beach) and managed to hightail it out of there, quickly jumping across the jutting rocks as best I could. However this one got me and I had to walk around for the rest of the trip with wet feet/socks/boots, not very nice! Just as I took this photo I ducked down and held onto a rock just incase it was a really big wave (did not want to be dragged on and into that sea, pretty sure you wouldn’t stand a chance) but it wasn’t too bad, albeit cold and wet!
Got Wet
Foot Prints

Another beautiful place in Kynance Cove. The sea coming from both sides of this beach area that you couldn’t get to.
Double Sides Sea
Next we visited Lizard Point,  the most southerly place in England. It was by far the most disappointing place that we went to all holiday. The most southerly point consisted of an eye sore of a gift shop and then down by the sea and even bigger eye sore of a broken down and disused concrete jetty. Usually I like abandoned places and things but not this. It was disappointing that because it is the most southerly place they tried to capitalize on that or… once did, now it’s just sad.

We also found the most southerly lighthouse which might have been a little bit more interesting if it was open or you could get near it, the stone wall was easily jumpable but we had lost interest in the whole place by then, disappointed by it all. Two saving graces however, when we was walking up hill on the edge of the cliffs to see the lighthouse we saw an eagle on the cliffs not far from us which we saw took flight. The second being the one and only photo I shot at Lizard Point, part of the lighthouse buildings.
Two Horns

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(III) Cornwall Adventure – Gweek Seals

We visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in the small town of Gweek. Usually I don’t like zoos but this is a sanctuary where they keep seals that either can’t fend for themselves or are nursing injured seals back to health to release them at a later date. They are an amusing and curious bunch to watch!

Seal 2
Seal 3
Seal Pose
Im not sure what this one was doing. It was standing upright with it’s nose sticking out. Maybe catching what little rays of sun there were.
Upward Seal
Sea Lion Nose
Sea Lion & Leanne
3 Penguins
Otters
Bridge & Water
We passed these chimney stacks on the way to our barn. We decided to go back and find them since they looked unusual in the middle of fields.
Chimney Stack
Chimney Stack 2
There were fields and fields of daffodils a two minute drive from where we were staying.

Daffs 2
Daffs 3
Leanne & I
Again taking inspiration from Leanne’s Eric photos, Totoro was out and about exploring.
Totoro Water
Totoro Forest
Double Swans
When we first spotted these from our window Leanne thought they were small sailing boats from a distance!
Swan Boat
Can you spot our temporary home at the Lower Pentire Barn from across the River Loe. This shot shows how remote the barn was.
Overview

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Crystal Palace

I am going to keep words to a minimum and let the photos do the talking. If you want more information I shared this visit with my girlfriend Leanne who has more information and photos on her blog – here.

I urge you to look into the history of Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, the man who built these sculptures. The very first of their kind.

Looks like an ant eater?
2 dinos
Dino Close
Giant Climbing
Two Crocs
Squat Dino
Sphinx 1
Sphinx 2

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Thankful

I am thankful for my beautiful girlfriend, Leanne.

Leanne & I 1Leanne & I 2

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Blakes Wood

Hello! It has been quite some time since I last made a post, I hope to get back into the swing of things. My camera has been underappreciated lately so Leanne and I found a promising place to visit, Danbury Commons and Blakes Wood.

We  had a bit of trouble finding it, sat navs seems to have trouble picking up where a lot of nature reserves/parks are for some reason, maybe it’s just mine! Once finally getting there however the weather and lighting was extremly generous, georgeous lighting coming through the clouds most of the day (even if it did rain slightly from time to time!).

I go walking in parks a lot, but within the first five minutes of being in Blakes Wood we had two water voles run across our path, I have never seen one in the flesh before. Mushrooms were the key subject of the day for me. They are so interesting to photograph, they come in so many different weird shapes and sizes and to me they look other worldy.


All of the photos above show mushrooms growing over this very curious tree. It was completely hollow on the inside, it’s roots made a small circular set of stairs, moss covered the base of it’s trunk and mushrooms grew all over it.


Autumn is a great time for photography in forests, all the leaves change colour and plants and trees start to break down and die off, ready for new growth in the spring.


What post would be complete without some ‘Texture, texture!’.

If you would like these in full rez for any reason send me an email, and I would be more than happy to send them to you, chillcleal@hotmail.co.uk.

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