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
Advertisements

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

Hornsea

Whenever possible, it is good to visit somewhere different.

Hornsea  So I got myself on a school trip to Hornsea for the day. Hornsea

Hornsea  It was a Geography trip, and the weather on Geography trips is usually rainy and windy, but it was really nice. Cold, but nice.  Hornsea

Last day, Croatia

On the last day, we chilled.

Sunset, Croatia The sunset was particularly good on this day!  Sunset, Croatia

Sunset, Croatia After the sun had dipped below the horizon, the sky became really bright again. It was really weird. Sunset, Croatia

After a while it gradually got darker again, but it was almost like the suns set twice.

Sunset, Croatia

 

Croatia (day 4)

Another lazy day on day 4, more swimming in the sea, more cocktails… However I got up for sunrise (again) but this time went into the mountain first, then came back down to the beach.

 

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Day 6 – Bamburgh

Bamburgh Castle

After a lovely tea at The Mizen Head we got up for the sunrise at the beach. It was a really nice sunrise, so that was lucky – I feel like we’ve been really lucky for the entire week in terms of weather! 🙂

Bamburgh Castle

When we got back to the hotel we had a lovely breakfast, nom nom, and for me the last fry up of the week.
The plan was to go to Bamburgh Castle for a couple of hours before driving home; but when we got to the castle it was shut. As we were both really tired we decided to just drive straight home.

Bamburgh Castle

We’re home now, washing on and almost unpacked. Heating is on but the house is still warming up 🙂

Bamburgh Castle

Day 5 – Skye to Bamburgh

Loch Laggan dam

Today saw a almost seven hour drive from the Isle of Skye to Bamburgh. We drove West to East through the Highlands, past Edinburgh. It was a lot more wintery, and there was snow on the ground, and along the way it started to snow.

Bamburgh Castle

We arrived in Bamburgh just before sunset, and even though the tide was in I grabbed a couple of shots of the beach and the castle. I stopped because a rather large wave came in and literally soaked my up to my knees. Luckily I managed to grab my camera and tripod so they didn’t get too wet; but my Dr Martens, socks and jeans were sodden! I decided to take this as a sign and leave it there for the day.

Bamburgh Castle

Into our last hotel for a shower before mussels for tea. Up for sunrise to shoot the castle again, and have a little explore of said castle before returning home.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: