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Fields of Sunshine

Fields of sunshine

I’ve been meaning to get into this field and photograph it for a few weeks now. I drive past it every day on the way to work, and I know there is parking near it so it’s an ideal spot.

Fields of sunshine

For whatever reason though, it’s taken me ages to go to it and photograph it. I was worried today that I was going a bit early. The sun doesn’t set until 9, and I set out just before 7, but it turns out that it clouded over just as I was leaving, and the sun was just at the right height in the sky.

Fields of sunshine

I felt I was pretty lucky with the bees too! So cute and fluffy and buzzy ^_^

Fields of sunshine

Fields of sunshine

Norway photos part 2

The (possibly) last batch of the photos from Norway. The further away the holiday gets, the more I forget how impossibly expensive it was; and how impossibly beautiful it all was.

Norway 2016
Waterfall at Hellesylt

 

 

Norway 2016
The Seven Sisters
Norway 2016
Lighthouse
Norway 2016
On the road to Trollstigen
Norway 2016
At Godya
Norway 2016
Near Trollstigen
Norway 2016
View from Godya

Norway photos pt 1

After being on holiday for two weeks at the end of July / start of August, and taking a lot of landscape shots, I think I landscaped myself out.

Both holiday locations (Wales and Norway) were beautiful, but I was compelled to shoot and edit and I think it all got a bit too much. So much so, that it wasn’t until this afternoon that I put the Wales shots on my PC from the external hard drive.

I had another pass through them, and found some more shots that I took in Norway that I liked but hadn’t edited.

 

Norway 2016
Godya
Norway 2016
On the road to Trollstigen

 

 

Norway 2016
On the road again
Norway 2016
Reflections

Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, White Edge Circular Walk

Whilst I’ve been off I’ve been looking a walks. I like walking, but I’m a fair weather walker. But not too fair, because I don’t like being hot. I was disappointed that I got a tan in Norway, and it still hasn’t really gone!

The other week I went with my mum to the Peak District, and we did a walk from Surprise View car park, to Higger Tor, to Padley Gorge. It took us almost 3 hours, and it was quite a nice walk. A bit hilly in places, but my legs and knees were fine. We found the route on www.walkingenglishman.com and used his GPX file. It was the first time following a route and we didn’t do too bad, although we did end up a bit off track in Padley.

I’ve been looking at doing another walk with kB this bank holiday, and we decided on Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge. We couldn’t find a GPX file for a circular route, so I made one. You can download it here.

I decided to not take my camera and just use my phone. Lugging around 12kg in a backpack isn’t the most fun, and often I take my camera and don’t use it.

We started at Curbar Gap car park. It’s £1.50 for two hours, £2.60 for 4 hours and £4 all day. It was a bank holiday Monday, and the weather was good; but we got there at 10am and it was pretty much full. We nabbed one of the last parking spots, paid for 4 hours (just in case) and set off.

View at the start of the walk, at Curbar Gap

The route is really easy (probably why there wasn’t a GPX file for it) as the path is pretty obvious and wide. The only time we got a bit lost was at the end of the Curbar Edge/Froggatt Edge walk, and connecting to the White Edge part of the walk. Another couple who were doing the same walk also got a bit lost as well though. To  be honest I knew where we were heading, and I think had we just walked towards White Edge we would have been OK.
We tried to have a drink in the Grouce Inn before we walked up to White Edge, but it was too early – it didn’t open until 12.
Once we were back on the route to White Edge it was straight forward again. Wide, easy to walk path, with sign posts too.

View from a short way into the walk.

At the end of the route, back in Curbar Gap car park a ice cream truck had appeared. Then we went to the pub.
Total length of talk 19.36km (Including back tracking and being off route). It took us 2 hours and 25 minutes to walk the whole thing.

I spotted some deers at White Edge, but they were miles away. Besides it’s a bit early for deer season, and I didn’t have my camera.

We also spotted this little guy on our walk! ^_^

Rest of the Wales shots

Clearly I forgot to publish this, so it will be a bit of a photo dump of the last couple of days whilst we were in Wales !

Today there are gale force winds in Wales. So naturally we decided to go up a mountain. Where it was really exposed. And there was no where to get away from the wind. Classic idea!

Fallen from Grace

 

The day after we went to Yyns Llanddwyn. This was a great little place to visit, and one of the highlights of the trip for me. Although nothing will beat the ship wrecked boats!

Yyns Llanddwyn Some more from the brickworks… Porth Wen Brickworks

The Old Brickworks, Porth Wen And from South Stack lighthouse South Stack

Day 10 – Bull’s Bay

Today was our first full day on Anglesey, and we set out to visit some bays on the opposite side of the island to where we are stopping.

Bulls Bay, Angelsey I had wanted to visit Dulas Bay, but I was tired and it was late afternoon so we came home and had a nap. That will have to be a trip for another day.By the Sea

This evening we had a nice enough sunset over the opposite side of the bay.

Trearddur Bay I like this house, it is a bit creepy! Trearddur Bay at Sunset

Wyming Brook

Wyming Brook

After a rather cold and miserable week I suggested to kB that we go out for a walk. The chosen location was Wyming Brook, which isn’t far from Rivelin Valley that I’ve been to before, but although I’ve probably been to Wyming before, it’s not a location I can remember going to. It’s not too far out of Sheffield city centre, and is just past where my grandma and grandad used to live.

Overlooking the Brook
There is a little (free) car park, and the route is quite nice and easy. It’s very rocky and up/down hill but we looped around the whole thing in about an hour and half.

Before stopping off for a beer (for kB) and a diet coke (for me), and driving home.
Close to the River