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  1. Surf's up at Mattiscombe

    Surf's up at Mattiscombe

  2. Suffering the ravages of time

    Suffering the ravages of time

  3. SIJ - Day 31  The water of life

    SIJ - Day 31 The water of life

    This is a mere 150 yards up the lane from my cottage. It's the outflow of a small spring fed reservoir, virtually all the houses in the village (about 30) use this water as their water supply. This supply was gifted to the village by the last owner of the Charleton estate, the Marquis of...
  4. My cottage on a wet day, rear elevation

    My cottage on a wet day, rear elevation

    The colour version of my SIJ - Day 30 entry
  5. My cottage on a bright day, front elevation

    My cottage on a bright day, front elevation

  6. SIJ - Day 30  My cottage on a rainy day

    SIJ - Day 30 My cottage on a rainy day

    A very difficult choice today, it was rather wet and I didn't venture beyond my back gate (it's actually in the photograph). Had Chris our local postman made more concessions in his mode of dress to the weather he may well have made it to the SIJ, as it is he'll have to be content with the...
  7. Village Postman - Chris

    Village Postman - Chris

    It's a wet, cold day but Chris has made few concessions to the weather, a fleece top and a cap seem to be the only additions. I've seen him in his shorts with frost on the ground. Perhaps Royal mail cut backs mean they only issue their postmen with shorts these days. I did speak to him from my...
  8. SIJ - Day 29  Derelict farm machinery

    SIJ - Day 29 Derelict farm machinery

    Not a great deal to say about this. Local knowledge meant I knew where to find it and the sort of lighting conditions in which to tackle the subject, which was essentially overcast to eliminate the strong shadows that would otherwise have made the shot more difficult. This morning was the morning.
  9. Top end of Kings Arms Passage

    Top end of Kings Arms Passage

    One of the passageways of Fore Street, Kingsbridge
  10. Top end of Wisteria Place

    Top end of Wisteria Place

    One of the passageways off Fore Street, Kingsbridge
  11. An old "sea-dog"

    An old "sea-dog"

    This is one of three men who were sorting out the rigging of their "Cornish Shrimper" prior to stepping the mast.
  12. SIJ - Day 28  Two old "sea-dogs"

    SIJ - Day 28 Two old "sea-dogs"

    Just after sunrise this morning I took a short bus ride into Kingsbridge. From the bus I saw three men working on the slipway on the opposite shore. It turned out they were sorting out the rigging on their "Cornish Shrimper" prior to stepping the mast and launching the boat...
  13. White Hart Passage, Kingsbridge

    White Hart Passage, Kingsbridge

    Oh dear, some of the things you see when you look beneath the facade.
  14. Squeeze Belly Lane from the bottom

    Squeeze Belly Lane from the bottom

    This is Squeeze Belly Lane in Kingsbridge, one of the narrowest public thoroughfares in the UK. The person in this shot is at about the narrowest part.
  15. The top end of Squeeze Belly Lane

    The top end of Squeeze Belly Lane

    This lane might be the narrowest thoroughfare in the UK, it's certainly close to it. This is the top end where it widens out a bit.
  16. SIJ - Day 27  The welcoming face of First

    SIJ - Day 27 The welcoming face of First

    This is Clive, one of our local bus drivers and the husband of Mo (My favourite "barperson" day 25) waiting at Kingsbridge with the 09:15 from Dartmouth, departing Kingsbridge 10:30, arriving Plymouth 11:32. Clive has already done an early run Dartmouth-Kingsbridge-Dartmouth and after...
  17. SIJ - Day 26  A shower clearing east

    SIJ - Day 26 A shower clearing east

    Yet another quick post breakfast dash up the hill behind my cottage, thankfully not all the way this time. This is the next to last (it was an equally quick dash home to avoid the last) of the early morning blustery showers after some heavy overnight rain. Could it be that the ghost of that...
  18. Charlie

    Charlie

    As usual propping up the bar at The Queens Arms, Slapton
  19. Sandra confirming my choice of glass

    Sandra confirming my choice of glass

    Landlady Sandra at The Queens Arms, Slapton confirms with my my choice of usual "Addlestones" glass
  20. SIJ - Day 25   My favourite "barperson"

    SIJ - Day 25 My favourite "barperson"

    This is Mo pulling a pint of Otter Bitter. As some of you will know I make a habit of going to The Queens Arms at Slapton on a Friday for fish and chips and a pint of cider. Well I know today's not Friday and I promise I didn't have any fish (I've got home made fish chowder this evening). It was...
  21. SIJ - Day 24   Derelict Barn (1st floor)

    SIJ - Day 24 Derelict Barn (1st floor)

    Today there are times when curtains of rain are sweeping across the fields, so a sheltered shot was called for. This is the 1st floor of the derelict barn featured on day 16. This shot was obtained through a missing plank in the door at the end of the barn, the camera was inside on the rising...
  22. SIJ - Day 23  Delivering winter fuel

    SIJ - Day 23 Delivering winter fuel

    Another neighbour has her fuel delivered. You guys are going to think my village is a hot bed of "street" photography. Let me see, the dustbin men are here tomorrow, then maybe John Hannaford the butcher will be here on Wednesday, otherwise I'll have to wait until he is here on...
  23. Guarding the lorry, or practicing his reversing?

    Guarding the lorry, or practicing his reversing?

    Coal delivery to a neighbour, this is the drivers dog
  24. SIJ - Day 22   Gathering winter fuel

    SIJ - Day 22 Gathering winter fuel

    Serendipity 4 days running! With about 30 houses in my village, and not all of those occupied full time, it's unusual to chance upon something happening in the "street". I was off down the estuary on what was proving a difficult day when, just 2 minutes from my cottage I came across a...
  25. A bull and his ladies

    A bull and his ladies

  26. Bowden Farm

    Bowden Farm

    Silage being removed from the silage clamp
  27. Bowden Farm

    Bowden Farm

  28. Bowden Farm

    Bowden Farm

  29. View south from Great Luscombe field towards Salcombe and Bolt Head

    View south from Great Luscombe field towards Salcombe and Bolt Head

    Shows conditions on my early morning walk to Bowden Farm
  30. SIJ - Day 21  Curious Cow

    SIJ - Day 21 Curious Cow

    A sunrise departure (if the sun was visible) from my cottage, up the hill with low cloud, drizzle and wind, over Great Luscombe and along the lane to Bowden Farm. Just after my arrival the cows were turned out into the yard to feed on silage following morning milking. This one seemed more...
  31. Adding to the outside display at Alan's Apple, Kingsbridge

    Adding to the outside display at Alan's Apple, Kingsbridge

    More produce being added to the outside display at this traditional greengrocers in Kingsbridge.
  32. Low tide

    Low tide

    Low tide in Kingsbridge which is at the very head of the Salcombe estuary, which isn't truly an estuary since it doesn't have a major river discharging into it, technically it's a ria.
  33. Butchers shop advertising

    Butchers shop advertising

    A couple of figures outside the traditional butchers Lidstone's in Fore Street, Kingsbridge
  34. Western Backway, Kingsbridge

    Western Backway, Kingsbridge

    This is Western Backway, one of two back lanes that parallel the main street in Kingsbridge. The water course is the old mill leat.
  35. SIJ - Day 20   More produce for the outside display

    SIJ - Day 20 More produce for the outside display

    A bus ride followed by a short stroll around my local market town of Kingsbridge this morning, then the bus back out to Slapton for my usual Friday pub lunch. This is Alan's Apple, a traditional greengrocers on the hill in Fore Street, although that's not Alan adding to the display, it turns...
  36. SIJ - Day 19   The walk back from the lighthouse

    SIJ - Day 19 The walk back from the lighthouse

    This just wasn't planned, all sorts of little disasters today, so I'm having to fall back on this completely atypical shot for me. I wasn't the only one who decided a stroll at Start Point was in order as the rain cleared. Strangely enough it turns out the lady lives two villages away from me...
  37. SIJ - Day 18   Into the mist

    SIJ - Day 18 Into the mist

    It's been a grey, overcast day with drizzle, mist and low cloud. As you ascend the hill behind my cottage you enter an almost monochrome world. Here's my attempt to portray that feeling.
  38. Small-leaved Limes

    Small-leaved Limes

  39. Reflected World

    Reflected World

  40. High Tide, Frogmore Creek

    High Tide, Frogmore Creek

  41. Cloudscape

    Cloudscape

  42. Derelict Byre-black and white

    Derelict Byre-black and white

    Further reprocessing of my original SIJ - Day 16 entry
  43. Derelict Byre-lowered exposure and saturation

    Derelict Byre-lowered exposure and saturation

    My SIJ - Day 16 entry with reduced exposure and saturation as suggested by Landshark in comments on the original
  44. SIJ - Day 17  Fiery Tree

    SIJ - Day 17 Fiery Tree

    With a grey, overcast day forecast, I had something else in mind, then with my first cup of tea barely drunk I opened the kitchen blinds and that caused a mad dash to exploit the sunrise. I've never gone up the hill to the old carriage road so fast, a cylinder of oxygen would have been useful...
  45. SIJ - Day 16  Derelict Byre

    SIJ - Day 16 Derelict Byre

    Well it's mid afternoon, the cloud has all evaporated and I'm lacking inspiration today so I'm going with one of my safeties from this morning. I walked down the estuary as the sun was rising, managed to pass that line of trees I posted on day 14 and made it to the water, but something was...
  46. SIJ - Day 15  Rough seas test the sea defences at Torcross

    SIJ - Day 15 Rough seas test the sea defences at Torcross

    This is Torcross at the southern end of Slapton Sands. The shingle ridge and the village are vulnerable to a combination of high spring tides and strong or gale force east or south east winds. The defences were built after a severe storm in 1979 damaged many of the houses you can see, smashing...
  47. SIJ - Day 14   First Light

    SIJ - Day 14 First Light

    Just a short walk across one field (half way to the estuary) to catch the pre dawn. The trees are a line of Small-leaved Limes (the Linden tree), prehistorical pollen records suggest this had been the commonest tree in the UK, now rather uncommon and a sign of an ancient woodland. Most were...
  48. SIJ - Day 13   Sunrise

    SIJ - Day 13 Sunrise

    OK, so it's only just 09:00 hours and here I am posting my photo for the day. I went out to my Landrover earlier to get my wellies for a morning walk and suddenly saw my photo for the day forming as the sun rose. It meant waiting a few minutes on what has been our coldest dawn this winter, and I...
  49. SIJ - Day 12  Mooring Lines

    SIJ - Day 12 Mooring Lines

    More grey, featureless skies today, so back to the minimalist approach and seek out something more graphic in nature. Nothing much else to say really, a case of letting the photograph speak for itself.
  50. SIJ - Day 09  Anyone fancy a fishing trip

    SIJ - Day 09 Anyone fancy a fishing trip

    Another unremitting grey day, there was the promise of a sunny period or two after lunch but judging by the sky, no chance, so here's a safety from late this morning when I took a short walk down to the creek. A piece of junk really, not sure that I've done it justice. A shot in a few days time...
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