Catching up on Flickr

Time seems to have accelerated somewhat since we got back from the UK. We landed in Cape Town on Monday morning and it’s already November. Or something.

Anyway, I’ve been doing my best to sort through the few thousand photos I took while we were away and I’m happy to say that I have got them down to a couple of hundred and finally put them up onto Flickr in the Heading North 2012 Collection.

That’s a couple of them above and obviously, there are plenty more where they came from, from the sublime to the slightly less sublime. Go, enjoy, make my stats look better.

Headstone

Not a post about what I want on my grave when I die (although maybe that is a good topic for future ramblings). No, this is a quota photo from the amazing Headstone Tunnel in Derbyshire. Built in 1863 and now part of the Monsal Trail, the tunnel is 533 yards (487 m) in length. It seems like a rather weird thing to go for a walk through a dark (shock), dank and rather damp tunnel, but it’s also a different experience.
The Eastern end is rather uninspiring, but the Western end opens out onto the spectacular Headstone Viaduct [wikipedia pic], which is far more “Traditional Derbyshire Dales Walk”-esque.
Should you ever unexpectedly find yourself on the viaduct, then you may like to know that there is an ice cream van and two pubs on the hill above. It’s worth the walk up, especially for the pubs.

I had intended to blog more than a quota photo today, but then I had intended to do a lot of stuff today that I didn’t do. This one, just because it’s “kinda arty” is hosted at 500px (which I still don’t really understand) and has already garnered one comment, describing it as “nice”.

Thanks for that.

I’ll try and get this and the remainder of the Heading North 2012 photos uploaded onto the more user-friendly Flickr tomorrow, but then again, as I mentioned, I had intended to do that today. And I didn’t.

Trawler

It was actually sunny today, so we went out and now I’m knackered.


Thus, please accept a recent pic as today’s post. And no promise that there will be anything better tomorrow. I’m on holiday, FFS!!

Fun on the Crags

I was out enjoying a bit of offroading madness this morning and I was up on the Crags in the mud and the rain when this popped onto my phone/GPS/music player:

A touch of home in the mist.
Wonderful.

Some sun

It’s been miserable while we’ve been here, weather-wise.

But today, the sun came out and everything was alright.

We took the opportunity to get some fishing in and had an excellent visbraai before heading out for a quick walk after dinner to enjoy the late sunset.

Sadly, it looks like this will be our first and last Manx sunset this time around.