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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Newport Transporter Bridge


All decked out for the grand re opening, after being closed for a few years.

The winding house.

Waiting for the gondola to come in.

This transporter bridge is one of only six operating in the world.  The reason for this type of bridge was because Newport has a huge tidal range and so the ships could still make their way into the docks even at high tide.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Narrow roads

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As I said in the previous post the roads are very narrow and judging from the age of these signs its an old problem.  You can imagine the holdups caused by the size of todays vehicles.  We saw one builders lorry take ages to negotiate a narrow and steep incline with cars having to reverse and park up.  So dont expect the local bus service to stick to the timetable.  !!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Somerset and Devon

A few days away in Somerset and Devon, and brilliant weather, which always adds to the fantastic countryside.


These are the sheep hurdles in Priddy.  They were getting ready for the annual Sheep Fair.

Some lovely lanes to walk down, very narrow and often difficult for cars, so no caravans or motorhomes here. 

This is Verity by Damien Hirst.  It was controversial when first erected but has drawn loads of people into Ilfracoombe to view it.

Looking down into Ilfracoombe. 
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

How times change!

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This were all taken on a cycle ride around Thornbury. Glos.  The top picture was probably once a garage,  the middle one is easy, and the last shows what a pub has become.  Its all change.!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Garden colours

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I must admit I have lost some enthusiasm for Blogging my pictures, maybe its because I've been busy elsewhere.  But after buying and reading a photo mag,  I  decided to go into the garden and play with the camera. so here's some results.