Weston Beach, Devon – a photoblog

Weston Beach is on the South West Coastal Path in East Devon. A very quiet broad beach with deep terracotta cliffs standing well back from a shingle beach. There are inviting rock pools and rock boulders in previous cliff slumps to rest on.  Large pebbles makes walking challenging without appropriate boots but if you enjoy peace and […]

Lyme Regis – photoblog.

Lyme Regis found fame as the backdrop to French Lieutenant’s Woman with the lady dressed in black standing on the famous cobb. I didn’t see any hooded characters but I did see the cobb shrouded in mist. Despite the sea mist which had descended on Lyme Bay the harbour and town still twinkled and glowed […]

Finding Your Feet in London and Rome

Finding Your feet is a feel good film with a veritable array of stars particularly appealing to a Grey Traveller of a certain age! The film is based in London and in particular Paddington where Timothy Spall’s character resides on  a barge on the Regent’s Canal.  He had sold his  up his home to fund his wife’s care  after early […]

Branscombe, Devon – a photoblog.

A tiny village, with cottages that look like chips of white chalk pegged into the lush green countryside. It is centred on the The Mason’s Arms and is convenient for the South West Coastal Path in South Devon. There is a commemoration site for the Italian MSC Napoli which came aground just off Branscombe Beach over ten years ago […]

Beer, Devon – a photoblog

Just on the border of South Devon, Beer is a unique seaside town, sleepy and picturesque. With the main road leading down to the beach, you immediately see a broad flat sheltered bay. The shingle is littered with fishing boats and the fleet can launch straight from the beach here which has contributed greatly to […]

Branscombe to Weston, a Devon walk.

Key points in this post Location Terrain Distance Tips   With sand encrusted boots and tired limbs I felt quite self righteous having completed a walk from Branscombe to Weston Beach and back via the cliffs! Staying at The Mason’s Arms  in the village it was a ten minute walk to the beach. ……and in my infinite wisdom […]

Emma Timmis adventurer

Nearly two years ago I was volunteering at a secondary school run and operated by Friends of Mulanje Orphans in Malawi  and I was lucky enough to meet fellow English woman  the lovely Emma Timmis who was accompanying Brendan Rendall as he ran the length of Malawi. She travelled to Mulanje with him and spent time getting to know about […]

The Old City of Southampton.

There isn’t much of the old city left of Southampton but it is easy to find. Parking at Ocean Village is an ideal base for exploring the waterfront area and what is left of the ocean liner days but virtually ‘right next door’ along Canute Road you will see what is left of the Southampton city wall. […]