Tuesday 31 October 2017

Monday 30 October 2017

The Tay Railway Bridge

This was a photo I showed back in 2013 as a Wordless Wednesday but I thought I would go back and show some more photos of the bridge . The original bridge was started in 1871 and opened in 1878.In the winter of 1879 a storm was blowing at right angles to the bridge when a train crossed late in the evening the bridge collapsed and the train disappeared into the River Tay killing 75 people.
The new bridge was built in 1883 and finished in 1887 and is still as you see it today

This is the Tay Railway Bridge seen from the Dundee Law

Going down to road level you can see the new supports of the bridge, the small stubby ones are the original bases for the bridge supports, the scaffolding you see is for maintenance being done on the bridge

 Here we look at  the section over the road where it joins the station outside Dundee

Looking at the bridge again from the footpath beside the River Tay

Two of the original bases for the bridge supports

Last look at the bridge going across the Tay

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Thursday 26 October 2017

The Day After

The Day after the visit fro Ophelia we went for another walk as the day was sunny and looked fine for a walk back up the hill

The lake looked still & calm
The clouds passed by unconcerned
Part way up we stopped to take in the view
and half way along stopped to take in the view of the valley
 Finaly up on the hill a look over Aberedw Hill
and back along the side by FFynnonau Common

On the way down it was past this lone tree
Have a great weeknd

Monday 23 October 2017

Windy Day Walk

So last week I showed photos of the sky when Hurricane Ophelia visited, after the sky cleard The wind blew and the trees got blown around

So we decided to go for a walk up the nearby hill passing by these willows being thrown around

But it was not so bad walking up the hill and the view was worth the effort

The sheep below did not seem bothered and the gorse  even less
The day turned out very plesent apart from the wind. I'll show more from the hill another day
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Thursday 19 October 2017

Visit from Ophelia

Tuesday we had a visit from Hurricane Ophelia and as a prelude the sky was red from the dust whipped up from the Sahara, this is what we saw in Wales

The next day after the storm the sky looked like this 

 A beautiful end to the Storm

Happy Skywatch

Thursday 12 October 2017

Tap on the Sky

Bit of fun this week,  a tap running water with no pipe only the clouds in the sky#

Tuesday 10 October 2017

The Quarry

Not far from the caravan site I go to is a walk that takes you along a track that leads to the top of Aberedw Hill.

 Part way up the hillyou go through an old quarry

 The track runs with water that gets very wet at times

  The water runs out of the side of the hill

 Though looking on the otherside you can see the slate has broken up with weathering

 Stood on the quarry top you get a view of where you have come from. Turn around

And this is the view you see. 
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Thursday 5 October 2017

Blue Sky

 I took our dog for a walk along the track out of the village one Friday Morning. I stopped to get a photos of this field because I think in the future it will have housing built on it. I suspect around 500+ houses will be built which will loose this view a big loss IMO

 The Blue Sky looked wonderful in the morning

Monday 2 October 2017

Here Today Gone Tomorrow

This photo was taken on the 15th September when I went along to this baker shop to buy some some lunch to take home for my son. A week later I was there on the Sunday with my wife and again went along to get lunch only to find the shop shut and whats more totally empty. The place had closed down and everything was gone (just my luck I never thought to take a photo). I thought the Lady's serving looked a little unhappy. Now I know why

The following week I went along out of interest to see if the shop was empty still for a photo only to find someone else had moved in. You can still see the bakers display in the window. I doubt very much if I will be going to this shop. I'm still shocked at the loss of my favourite Bakers

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