Tag Archives: Lynmouth

Hello human – Weekly Photo Challenge : Unexpected Beauty

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End‘ asks:

This week the challenge is to….
Photograph Unexpected Beauty
It doesn’t matter what sort of beauty. Any beauty will do!
The best is when I find beauty when I’m not expecting it. Finding a ray of sun on a weed or a splash of color in a dingy building.

When we visited Lynmouth and Lynton in March this year, I finished my meal in the small cafe at the top of the railway before anyone else.  I decided to nip out and take a few shots from the top looking across the waters to Wales.  As I walked up the path I encountered this ‘Unexpected Beauty’, (s)he saw me coming and ran toward me, leaping up onto what must be a favourite fussing spot when encountering passing travellers, purrs, strokes, rubs and tickles were the order of the day.

‘Hello human’, Lynton, 2019.Hello human

Ken

Walk this way – Which Way Challenge: March 14, 2019

Each week sonofabeach96 challenges us with the following:

This Which Way challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, signs, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

So we visited Lynmouth this weekend and we walked this way.

‘Walk this way’, Lynmouth, 2019.WW14319

Ken

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Kettle- Kammie’s Oddball Challenge – March 14, 2019

Each week Kammie challenges us to post an oddball photo:

Odd Ball Photos are those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category.  We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them.

Walking around Lynmouth and Lynton I saw this, a kettle hung on a hanger in a garden.  It probably means something!

‘Kettle’, Lynton, 2019.KO14319

Ken

Lynmouth harbor – MWM 14- Low Tide

This week Bren challenged us to submit a monochrome image based on the following theme.

So for the challenge this week, it is anything to do with tides

We were at Lynmouth this weekend so here is a picture of the harbor at low tide.

‘Not going sailing’, Lynmouth, 2019.MWM14

And because we would not have the tides without her:

‘Moon’, 2017.MWM14b

Ken

Almost home – Friday Foto Fun – Holidays

For this weeks Friday Foto Fun we are asked to:

We all love a good holiday, share one you’ve enjoyed?

Please share your holiday shots either through your lens
or in your own words?

Post a photo or get creative about your dream holiday … try some humour!

So this weekend we had a brief visit to Cornwall, a mini holiday, staying near Kilkhampton, so only just in Cornwall, to  recharge of the batteries.  On the way back we came home the scenic route, so we stopped in Lynmouth, and took a trip on the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, to have lunch in the cafe at the top.  Built in 1888, it remains the world’s highest and the steepest fully water powered railway, and one of three examples left in the world. With 862ft of steep track and an elevation of 500ft, I am sure that some of you may want to work the gradient out from those figures!

‘Going up’, Lynmouth, 2019.FFFHoliday

The next photo is a view across the water from the top.  Oddly if it was not cloudy you would be able to see Wales, and our home as from this spot.  As the crow flies it would be about 30 miles away to where we live, however by road it is another 150 miles and 3 hours away.  So close yet so far!

‘In sight of home’, Lynmouth, 2019.FFFHoliday2

Ken