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4 Funerals, No Wedding

When I was in Essex my friend Bee suggested a visit to West Thurrock.  Not my usual sort of territory for image hunting, West Thurrock’s position on the Thames means it is dominated by industries taking advantage of the riverside for the loading and unloading of raw materials and finished products.   462 more words


Fleetwood. No Mac.

I think it was a side effect of seeing the boats aground when I visited Lunedale and Glasson Docks, but I’ve started to develop an obsession with the carcasses of abandoned ships and boats, and so when fellow photographers have posted such images on ViewBug I’m straight into action with Google to assess their accessibility to me when I’m on my travels. 473 more words


A Very Different Houghton

A few years ago I posted about a visit to an annual fair in Houghton-le-Spring, a former mining town in the North East of England, so as I drove through the village of Houghton in Cambridgeshire I couldn’t help but contrast the two.   476 more words


Thanksgiving Effing Pastry

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I know, we just have to be different. In Canada, Thanksgiving has nothing to do with pioneers, it’s simply a harvest celebration. 944 more words

The Last Resort

After leaving Wells I made my way to the south coast and entered Sussex, passing Stonehenge along the way.  It may  puzzle you that I didn’t stop there, but I’ve visited before and the crowds and traffic do nothing to encourage me to return. 452 more words


October 5th 2017 - home

Just back from London via mum’s to pick up the whippet, and the F-I-L’s for a catch up and quick drink (coffee for Mr P, beer for me – I’m still in holiday mode). 915 more words

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Head Over Heels

There’s a staircase in Wells Cathedral leading to the Chapter House that I would have bet money on being in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.  And lost.   589 more words