This is what I would have love to have done today, paddled in some lovely cold water, but this was taken in Wales 2016 of a family on the sand, but just looking at it makes me feel a little cooler. We have had it hot again here in Norfolk, 4 days running of, 29, 31, 34, 33 degrees and with hotter weather due….. and no rain forecasted……hope not…..it will mean a hosepipe ban. One good thing is that its so warm at night, we can work out in the garden until about 10pm, so getting lots done, but not a lot of time for blogging, but it will soon reverted back to a normal English summer……maybe.
We have been away again, back up to Scotland, this time, the city of Glasgow. It was a work related visit, but this time we stayed in the city. Normally we just dash in and out, but this time we got to see a little more and we actually liked what we saw. I took a load of photos, but still have to download them and sort through…… I still haven’t finished the ones I took up on the west coast in May. Time seems to be flying past at the moment, I’m not sure how to slow it down and catch up with everything…..but a peaceful stroll along a lake, I’m sure would help.
The above photo is Canoe Lake in Southsea, which is the seaside resort of Portsmouth, on the south coast of England. I grew up very close by and whenever we are nearby, its a must for a drive along the seafront and a quick walk. This couple had the whole lake to themselves, just the swan boats to keep them company 🙂
I think Julius K9, is the name of the harness this german shepherd is wearing……..but what a great name for a dog. Anyway for the purpose of the post, I name this dog Julius. Julius I think is a security guard dog, rather than a police dog, going by his handlers uniforms. We were in Munich, Bravia last year 2016, walking towards the Oktoberfest (the beer festival) when I saw Julius sitting calmly, waiting for something to happen, so he could spring into action and the reason for the muzzle….well he would most likely…..lick you to death 🙂 So Julius is straight into my ‘Occupation Category’ as security guard dog…..with handlers.
On one of our trips to Munich, Bavaria, last year, 2016, I spied this handsome dog, I think he was a little bored, so he played to the camera, like a real pro……while his owners (well most likely only one owner) just kept chatting 🙂
Following on from our road trip around Skye last week, May 2017, I wanted to capture the The Old Man of Storr in black & white on this visit. The Storr is a rocky hill on the Trotternish peninsula, and the hill presents a steep rocky eastern face overlooking the Sound of Raasay, contrasting with gentler grassy slopes to the west. The Old Man is in fact, just one element in an array of fantastic rock features, and looking at the photo, he is the tall rock formation on the right. There is a spectacular walk to the famous summit, passing through the iconic landscape of the Sanctuary with many different rock formations. This is something we have yet to do, although I quite like, just taking photos of the stunning landscape. Also there never seems to be an empty parking place, and it was only May, hate to think what it is like in the height of the summer. But I got my photos, then we did find somewhere to park nearby and have our picnic, overlooking the Sound of Ramsay, a stunning view to accompany our sandwiches.
When we were driving on the Isle of Islay in May 2016, I kept a look out for abandoned houses, to be truthful, there aren’t that many compared to other islands. This little one is situated on the side of a hill and it was a quick point and press as we passed. I think its Victorian and reminds me of the Fairy Cottage, which is painted blue and white and is on the other side of the Island. Who knows, maybe one day someone will restore this cute little cottage.