Monday, 25 October 2021

Days Lock

 

Day's lock  is at a place called Little Wittenham along the Thames near Dorchester. I went along there with my son to get some photos of the lock and other interesting places nearby.

After parking near the church you follow the path along here towards the bridge you see. There is another one after this I did not get a photo of which is the Poohsticks bridge of at least was, the arch bridge I remember has been replaced by a flat decked bridge that is able to support traffic to the Environment Agency compound there

Skipping a bit here and over the third bridge this is from the bridge looking towards Dorchester and the abbey there

This is Days lock which is to the right

The arch span I took the photos from

The weir with a lot of water flowing through it

Not something you would want to fall in

You can just see Poohsticks bridge in the distance which is not as romantic as the old wooden one. No doubt kids still play pooh stick there

This is the bridge I took the photos from earlier

Time to head back over the bridge past the Lock Keepers cottage

Take Care and have a good week

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Saturday, 23 October 2021

St Mary the Virgin Kidlington

 

 This week the Church Explorer visits St Mary the Virgin Kidlington, a church which is not easy to get to because of all the roads through the town but well worth visiting. The church is know locally as Our Lady's Needle




Thursday, 21 October 2021

Monday Morning

 

Monday morning it was time to get up and let the dog out. On opening the door I looked along the patio  & noticed the sky, it was red

Though this was take after the next two it gives an idea as to what I saw
After letting the dog out I ran back upstairs with my phone and took this shot across the houses the sun causing the sky to go red
with an odd streak where there was a gap in the clouds

I went back upstairs when I noticed the sky deepening in colour
Such a beautiful colour
Like a fire burning in the distance
The colours changed again
and 20 odd minutes later it was all over. As the saying goes Red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds warning. A little later it rained a lot
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 18 October 2021

A Couple of Squirrels

 

 Some photos of a couple of squirrels from different pats of the country



The first ones are form Wales and a tree just over from our caravan. In the tree is a squirrel

He looks aware I'm watching him

 
Even when he sits on an old log
 
 
Move on a few weeks and a church in Kidlington Oxfordshire, I spotted this squirrel run across the churchyard and sit on a tomb

 
It felt save enough to get down and did for some nuts they had buried 

Then thought they would look somewhere else. I moved off after that when it decided to move on

 
I'll leave you with a cropped shot of the squirrel on the tomb 
Take care and have a good week
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Saturday, 16 October 2021

St Giles Newington

 

 This week the Church Explorer visits St Giles Newington. This is a church I have passed by many times and quite often stopped to see if it was open only to walk away disappointed. A few weeks ago I noticed it was open so stopped to get photos of the inside




Thursday, 14 October 2021

Walk Around the Lake


 I showed a few random photos a couple of weeks ago, these were the skywatch photo's I was meant to show that week.

The rock form the random photo blog

I cropped it from this photo taking out the sky behind

 
Bit further on we look across the lake to the shelter

 
Around the top of the lake and back to the shelter

Looking towards the hill

Looking down the lake

 
Then up the lake from the jetty
Happy Skywatch
 


Monday, 11 October 2021

Mooo Cows

 

Normally while going out for a walk around Fforest Fields camp site you notice sheep in the fields, quite often there are cows in with them 


 This one clearly needed a drink from the trough

But they also gather around near the gate

Gazing through the bars watching our dog

They can be friendly and come near you

 
Very friendly an near at times
Take Care and have a good week
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