Exmouth Boat Trip, August 2019

At the start of August I headed down to Exmouth for the annual naturist boat trip up the River Exe. I've done this quite a few times now, and always still find something slightly different to photograph.We were fortunate with the tides this year, as we were able to go right up as far as the Princess Weir bridge - as far as the boat is able to go - rather than turning round just after Topsham. The day after, I took a trip to the Devon Sculpture Park - I don't think it's been open that long, as I'd not come across it before. As the crow flies it wasn't far from Exmouth (you could probably actually see if from where I was staying), but I had to drive all the way up to Exmouth and back down the other side of the estuary to get there - and then it takes a bit of finding as it's well out of...
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Quenington Fresh Air Sculpture, June 2019

Back in June we made our second visit to the Fresh Air Sculpture exhibition at Quenington in Gloucestershire - held every other year. It's held in the large (and lovely) grounds of the Old Rectory, with modern sculpture works spread all around - as well as some lovely art, it's also a really nice place to simply wander around. We'll definitely be back there in 2021 ...
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Cornwall 2016

We spent a week in Cornwall (or more specifically The Lizard), ambling around various villages and coves. Kynance Cove was as glorious as ever - I think this was the third time I've been there and there have been spectacular waves every time. A lovely place. Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre are favourites too. Mullion Cove was new to us, as was Coverack where a chance spot of a notice in a shop window led us to the Terence Coventry Sculpture Garden - chock full of really interesting modern sculpture. ...
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Mainly Mousehole

I've been a bit behind on things - these photos are from a few days we had down in Cornwall in the middle of June. We stayed at the rather lovely Old Coastguard in Mousehole, which is thoroughly recommended. I would advise driving into Mousehole from the Newlyn side as it's a bit hairy coming the other way - steep and narrow! The photos were mainly taken in Mousehole, with a few at the start from the Minack Theatre and a couple at the end from the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (a bit disappointing if I'm honest - we should have gone to the Barbara Hepworth museum in St. Ives). We've got all of my usual checkpoints - a bit of black & white and some long exposures. And dolphins! They swam past the hotel when I had my camera with me - never seen any before. ...
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