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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #560 on: August 01, 2022, 12:48:15 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments - here are a couple more photos from Dorset:

They include an image of a heroic trekker who had slogged all the way up to 'Golden Cap' (me  ;D). The photo was not taken by my wife who was miles ahead of me but by a kindly member of the public.
A boat trip image, complete with Seagull who came along for the ride, a very large fossil from the impressive Museum in Lyme Regis and the ruins of a medieval chapel - the only surviving building from a medieval village.
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"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #561 on: August 01, 2022, 12:58:53 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments - here are a couple more photos from Dorset:

They include an image of a heroic trekker who had slogged all the way up to 'Golden Cap' (me  ;D). The photo was not taken by my wife who was miles ahead of me but by a kindly member of the public.
A boat trip image, complete with Seagull who came along for the ride, a very large fossil from the impressive Museum in Lyme Regis and the ruins of a medieval chapel - the only surviving building from a medieval village.
;D  Nice!  And I imagine that the seagull appreciated the rest spot.  ;D

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #562 on: August 01, 2022, 01:10:29 PM »
;D  Nice!  And I imagine that the seagull appreciated the rest spot.  ;D

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The Seagull was fun. He flew off, circled the boat a few times and then landed back on the deck. He was presumably hoping to scrounge some food. He became quite aggressive if another seagull approached the boat.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #563 on: August 02, 2022, 07:22:59 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments - here are a couple more photos from Dorset:

They include an image of a heroic trekker who had slogged all the way up to 'Golden Cap' (me  ;D). The photo was not taken by my wife who was miles ahead of me but by a kindly member of the public.
A boat trip image, complete with Seagull who came along for the ride, a very large fossil from the impressive Museum in Lyme Regis and the ruins of a medieval chapel - the only surviving building from a medieval village.
Great photos & stories! Back in 1986, I did a similar Dorset coastal walk, from Southampton to Exmouth IIRC. Great memories revived by your pictures :)
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #564 on: August 02, 2022, 07:41:59 AM »
Great photos & stories!

Yes, it's not an area I've been to, but those photos are both intriguing and beautiful.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #565 on: August 02, 2022, 08:13:10 AM »
Great photos & stories! Back in 1986, I did a similar Dorset coastal walk, from Southampton to Exmouth IIRC. Great memories revived by your pictures :)
Glad to have revived some nice memories for you Johann!
Dorset is a great county and not too far from SE England.
I had lovely university friends in Shaftesbury and, in my youth, always spent New Year's Eve with them. Sadly the husband died a few years ago.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #566 on: August 02, 2022, 08:14:05 AM »
Yes, it's not an area I've been to, but those photos are both intriguing and beautiful.
I'd strongly recommend Dorset.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #567 on: August 02, 2022, 10:20:11 AM »
I'd strongly recommend Dorset.
And I'd strongly recommend George Osborn, Dorset Coastal Walks - the booklet I still own after almost forty years. :)
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #568 on: September 19, 2022, 07:59:50 AM »
Last Saturday my wife and I did a walk over the South Downs near Firle in Sussex. It was a beautifully clear day with nice views of the sea. We walked over Firle Beacon, which you can see in the background in the top photo. The sea view is from the top.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #569 on: September 19, 2022, 08:54:56 AM »
What lovely photos - it must have been an excellent day to experience, and the late-summer light there is quite stunning ...

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #570 on: September 19, 2022, 11:36:40 AM »
What lovely photos - it must have been an excellent day to experience, and the late-summer light there is quite stunning ...

Thanks! Here's another photo. Yes, it was unusually clear and the views were great.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #571 on: September 20, 2022, 02:37:47 AM »
I think that you just wanted to pet the sheep.  :)

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #572 on: September 20, 2022, 10:59:07 AM »
I think that you just wanted to pet the sheep.  :)

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That's true. I was communicating with the one in the centre of the second photo!
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #573 on: September 20, 2022, 12:34:02 PM »
That's true. I was communicating with the one in the centre of the second photo!

 :D  ;D

But, seriously, looks like a lovely walk/hike.

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #574 on: September 21, 2022, 06:16:26 AM »
That's true. I was communicating with the one in the centre of the second photo!

Did you shout mint sauce!  :P
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #575 on: September 21, 2022, 08:25:13 AM »
Did you shout mint sauce!  :P
Boooo!  :D

Speaking of animals, I was very touched that both of ER's corgis along with Emma, her beloved fell pony, showed up at the funeral.  :)  And added touch:  one of the Queen's head scarves carefully secured over the saddle.  :'(

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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #576 on: September 21, 2022, 01:34:01 PM »
Did you shout mint sauce!  :P
Certainly Not!  ;D
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #577 on: September 21, 2022, 01:35:07 PM »
Boooo!  :D

Speaking of animals, I was very touched that both of ER's corgis along with Emma, her beloved fell pony, showed up at the funeral.  :)  And added touch:  one of the Queen's head scarves carefully secured over the saddle.  :'(

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Yes, I found their appearance moving as well.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #578 on: September 21, 2022, 01:36:19 PM »
:D  ;D

But, seriously, looks like a lovely walk/hike.

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Yes, indeed it was PD, especially in such clear conditions.
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Re: Where are your favourite walks?
« Reply #579 on: September 21, 2022, 10:49:56 PM »
Did you shout mint sauce!  :P

 :laugh:  :laugh:

(Mint sauce is that British oddity that took me 20 years to appreciate but I couldn't do without it now, mixed in the gravy, yummy  8))

Anyway... nice walk indeed  :P
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