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Overgrown and forgotten. – Word/Photo Challenge: ‘The Bridge’

For this weekends prompt GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is ‘The Bridge’ 

Well I decided to go for the conventional, just because I snapped this last week when walking in our local woodland. It is a favourite spot, I do love how this old bridge, that once bridged embankments over a long disused branch line, has persisted against the ravages of time when so many have fallen.  In its heyday it would have shown a bridging between the modernity of the industrial rails and the agricultural fields that surround it, allowing miners to walk to work, from the local village to the mine workings.  But now it stands, slowly deteriorating, bridging a forgotten past with the present.

‘Overgrown and forgotten’, Brynna woods, 2020.
Overgrown and forgotten


One up, one down – Friendly Friday Photography Challenge – Between the Lines

This Friday, ‘The Snow Melts Somewhere’ and ‘Something to Ponder About’ with Manja who is standing in for Snow, have challenged us with:

Between the Lines.

‘One up, one down’, Lynton and Lynmouth Funicular Cliff Railway, 2019.One up, one down


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


There and Back again – Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Pathways

This week Amanda of Something to Ponder About hosts the ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge‘ and asks us:

Share your ‘Pathways’ photos on Friendly Friday.

The first photo is of a pathway I have been using a lot in these challenges recently, the pathway to Sunkenkirk/Swinside stone circle. And a reminder of the value of friendship.


The second a photo of what is probably my favorite circle with the liner pathway that dissects her.  Long Meg and her daughters.


The third a pathway that leads nowhere, but remember that if you are patient you will get to where you want to go. Pier at Brockhole, Lake Windermere.


Pathways can take you in both directions though so be wary.  Rail track in Copenhagen.


But I hope they deliver you to a place of peace.  St. Michaels mount, Cornwall.


And bring you back safely to your friends and family. Karen at Greenway.