Lake Garda; Day 4 – A Mountain Walk

There is a gonadal in Lake Garda, so of course we had to go up it. The downside we happened to arrive at the same time as a school trip!

Monte Baldo

The weather, was again 380483028203 degrees (30 ish) and this was up the mountain, not just in the valley. It was super duper hot. Every day we had a massive thunderstorm with loads of rain. Very tropical for late May!

Monte Baldo
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Lake Garda; Day 2 – Dolomites

I love a good mountain. I particularly enjoy to view the Alps from all angles. This an angle that I had not observed the Alps from. Until today.

Dolomites, Italy

Very good views. Best mountains yet!

Dolomites, Italy

The weather took a turn for the worse in the afternoon, but as we were on a coach it didn’t matter too much. Quite happy with these shots, especially considering they were taken in a moving vehicle.

Dolomites, Italy
Dolomites, Italy
Dolomites, Italy

Lake Garda; Day 1

It’s May, it’s hot. The hotel we are stopping in is very nice. The food is amazing. We are a little way out of the center, but that suits us. The only down side so far is crossing the road to get to the walk into the center by the lake.

Malcesine

When crossing said road I made a run for it, and forgot that the traffic is on the other side of the road. So got peeped at. Almost died. Got done off of kB for being reckless.

Malcesine

Drone at Sunrise

Because I am a total loon I got up at 5:45am to go and take some video footage around Ulley Country Park at sunrise. Technically the sun rose at about 5:10, but I figured that if I got there an hour after then I would have enough light to play with.

What I didn’t count on was flying my drone into a tree and then panicking that I was going to have to fish it out of the lake. But I suppose these experiences allow us to poop our selves and then learn from them. I made myself carry on flying the drone, because my gut just wanted me to land it and then drive home and be sad.

Ulley @ Sunrise

In hindsight I probably should have landed it to check that it was OK. This is defiantly what I will do next time, as it turned out that one of the propellers was ever so slightly cracked. On the flip side, I suspect that if I had landed it and seen the crack I would just have gone home and then possibly been too nervous to fly it again. So swings and round abouts. These things are bound to happen when your too excited about the mist and the sun beams to be properly keeping an eye on what is happening!

Ulley @ Sunrise

When I bought the drone I also bought some ProPlus ND filters for it. I had been using ND4 for the other flights, but as it was super sunny with no cloud this morning I used ND32 – I was pleasantly surprised to find no colour tinges on the footage!

Ulley @ Sunrise
Ulley @ Sunrise

Devon Day 4; Blackchurch Rock

Black church Rock

One of the main things I was looking forward to seeing whilst in Devon was Blackchurch Rock. I was looking forward to getting their at sunrise/sunset (depending on where the sun was) and getting some epic shots.

Black church Rock

Unfortunately the tides weren’t really on our side the week we were there, so I did the best I could which was get there a couple of hours before sunset and hope the tide wasn’t too far in.

Bluebells

The walk down was lovely, through a bluebell forest which little fairy bridges crossing over the stream. By this point we had been discussing if we were blubelled out. It turns out I wasn’t.

Mouthmill Beach

Even though the tide was coming it (Sunset was at 830, high tide at 10) I did manage to get some good shots, even if they weren’t the shots I was hoping for.

Black church Rock
Mouthmill Beach
Mouthmill Beach

Devon Day 3; Wet and Windy!

Day 3 is where the weather rook a bit of a turn and instead of glorious summertime like sunshine, we went to full blown April weather; rain, wind and cold!

Welcombe beach

Despite all of this, the weather in the morning was supposed to be better than the weather in the afternoon, so I insisted we go to Welcombe Beach. Unfortunately the morning was also high tide, so we were a bit limited with what we could do whilst we were there.

Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach

Devon Day 2; Hartland Quays

Somewhat out of order in terms of blog posting! But! Better late than never…? On day 2 in Devon we went to Hartland Quays, and then to Speke’s Mill Waterfall.

Hartland Quay

Very nice it was there too. The walk from the Quays was pleasant, and then the beach was cool as well, some caves and the bottom of the waterfall and some interesting rock formations.

Speke's Mill Waterfall

Hartland Quay
Speke's Mill Waterfall
Hartland Quay
Speke's Mill Waterfall

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