Yesterday we saw a pod of Killer Whales (orca) off the Devon Coast, they were in a hurry and took little notice of us as we sailed by. They had an amazing presence which I felt quite in awe of. Powerful wild animals forging past us no more than 20 yards away and the camera […]
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St Oswald’s Bay Split in Half
A larger than normal land slip is reported to have split my favourite beach in half. These things happen quite often but this is bigger than usual reminding us to tread carefully but the sea will mop it up in a jiffy! See here before: And now: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-22355538
He has been visiting us and he left the taps on! I hope the water companies will save some of it. I will let you know when they declare a drought again!
“Summer goes so quickly was it something that you said….. in the windmills of your mind”…… These is hardly representative of the summer of 2012 but to prove it was not all bad here are a few shots of the Dorset Coast from the sea. This was within a few miles East of the Olympic […]
Wet And Windy Weather
A national obsession….my little companion hates getting wet, so walking in the rain and boating are low on her list of priorities! The weather has been interesting. A drought was declared not so long ago and almost instantly it rained, and rained and blew, and blew etc.: well we know all that but two of […]
Four Legged Ghosts
I still hear them calling me when I let the dog out morning noon and night, slightly bazaar as I don’t believe in ghosts, but it is strange. My little spotted pony was 35 years old last month and sadly failed to regain condition this summer. The Shetland was deaf and laminitic, he too was […]
St O’s Bay Olympic Sailing 2012
A rather special photo, looking West towards Start Point with Weymouth visible in the picture. The olympic sailing will take place here next year, quiet now and nodoubt quiet again afterwards!
A Country house birthday party
I think I must be very lucky to be invited to amazing parties occasionally. House parties still happen as I was to experience recently. Held in one of England’s most beautiful country houses my host, the birthday boy had three things in common with Mr Toad, a generous spirit, a kind heart and a want […]
Salcombe and Dartmouth
Much of June was spent in Devon, here are some pictures.
Beware the South West
We have some of the most dangerous tidal waters in the world, some of the sharpest rocks, the most unpredictable weather and our history and shore line is littered with wrecked ships to prove it. Please stay away from Dorset, Devon and Cornwall as there is yet another hazard this year; me!