There really is no need to travel. A 90 minute walk up Mountain Drive this evening showed that. It was cool (and got cooler once the sun was gone and the moon was up) clear and still. Just right for a few pictures of my favourite subjects.
Coquetdale is rich in history, ancient and modern, and has lots of natural splendour: all of which we have experienced this last three days with Jeannie. It has been rather misty, damp and decidedly cool at times but we have had excellent walks nevertheless: at Lady’s Well (with Jackie, Angus and Izzie … plus dogs), Cragside and Windy Gyle.
Here’s a gallery of pictures: see what we met in the woods …
For three years I came to Sweden in spring and autumn and stayed in a tiny guest cottage at Lindesnäs. It was beautifully situated up on the hillside above the fjord right against the mountain side with lovely views down to the guest harbour at Lindesnäs. You can probably appreciate how nice it was from the map and the two pictures of the cottage. The first picture was taken as you emerge (in my case carrying my bicycle) at the top of the rocky steps up to the garden shared with the owners of the large villa. The second one is a long exposure taken one night with the cottage to the right and main house to the left. You can tell how steep the hill was by the distortion in the shot. The harbour below was always photogenic, especially at sunrise and sunset, and I was taken by the footbridge which became the subject of the rest of the pictures. The first is a zoom shot from the door of the cottage down through the trees. People tell me it looks Japanese. The others were taken either with the sun on the bridge (dawn pictures) or behind the bridge (sunset pictures).