Life & Times

We were joined by this family on our walk along the estuary this evening πŸ“·

black and white photo of a family of swans

View of Ayrmer Cove, South Devon, taken from the South West Coast Path.

a photo of Ayrmer Cove taken from the South West Coast Path

iPhone 14 Pro, Lightroom app, processed in Lightroom Classic πŸ“·

I was out with the dog before 6 AM today and was rewarded with lovely early-morning views over the Devon countryside. These are the first photos taken with my new iPhone 14 Pro.

a photo of the sun shining through trees in a country lane photo of mist in flelds taken from above

iPhone 14 Pro, Lightroom app, processed in Lightroom Classic πŸ“·

Evening walk to Hope Cove πŸ“·

First time on the estuary in our new (to us) kayak. Almost didn’t get back because the tide was on its way out. No one wants to do the walk of shame, dragging the boat through the mud!

photo of a man in a blue kayak

Finally! This awful man has sucked up too much air time and newsprint.

Image of the i newspaper front page

I took this photo of St. Andrew’s Church in Aveton Gifford, Devon, on this morning’s walk with the dog. What a great way to start the day!

Photo of Aveton Gifford Church

iPhone 11, Lightroom app, processed in Lightroom Classic πŸ“·

View of Salcombe from Start Tor πŸ“·

Apparently, it’s National Gin Day, so I’d be rude not to join in

YES! Boris Johnson resigns as an MP with immediate effect. Open a bottle of the good stuff.…

Currently listening to … Threnody For A Dead Queen from Comedy of Errors.

Roon threnodyforadeadqueen comedyoferrors


Not a bad place to walk the dog after work πŸ“·

Currently listening to … But Here We Are from Foo Fighters.

foo fighters but here we are

I think it’ll need a couple of listens before I make my mind up. Listen on Spotify. 🎢

I enjoyed the first episode of “The Gallows Pole” on the BBC yesterday. It’s the tale of the rise of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners. Set in the moorland hills of 18th Century Yorkshire, the drama follows the enigmatic David Hartley as he assembles a gang of weavers and land-workers to embark upon a revolutionary criminal enterprise that will capsize the economy and become the biggest fraud in British history.

I haven’t read the book, but I suspect it doesn’t end well for the Coiners…

The soundtrack is available on BBC Sounds and on Spotify.

Had a great morning messing about on the river with friends. We kayaked from Bantham to the weir above Aveton Gifford, where we stopped for lunch. πŸ›Ά

photo of some kayaks in front of a weir lunchtime on the river