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Sandpits near Redhill, seen from the train

Precious glimpses from my rail journey in the lockdown to meet with my support bubble mate in Brighton. Familiar to many commuters, these snatched views have a special poignancy at this time when our freedom to roam is suspended and so many are working from home.
Crossing the River Thames at Battersea. Snow and frost on the North Downs, crops germinating under the Balcombe viaduct and the South Downs looming over Hassocks.

Photography note: optical filter used for these photos, Wratten Number unknown but usually referred to as “Southern Railway dirty window”; this gives a pleasing  diffusion effect.

Train leaving Victoria station, London
Battersea Power Station chimneys as the train leaves Victoria station

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View from A66 near Threlkeld, Cumbria
View of Derwentfolds and Lonscale Fell from the A66 near Threlkeld

View from A66 near Threlkeld, Cumbria
View of Blencathra (868 m.) from the A66 near Threlkeld

Winter scenes in Cumbria seen from the roadsides on a journey essential for my business. The photos are from halts on the A66 towards Keswick.

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Oare Creek, Faversham, Kent

Oare Creek, Faversham

Faversham Brewery

Faversham Brewery

Faversham is one of the Cinque Ports I’ve heard about but never before visited. It’s famous for the Shepherd Neame brewery, the umbrella factory and the abbey but infamous for its pirates. I could have lingered in Faversham but my schedule needed me to move on. Next, I drove across Graveney Marshes to Seasalter, then Sandwich and Deal on my roadtrip round the Kent coast.

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Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Court Street, Moretonhampstead

St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

St Andrew’s, Moretonhampstead

A particularly pretty Dartmoor summer evening in Moretonhampstead in Devon

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Castle Drogo gardens, Dartmoor, Devon

Castle Drogo gardens, Dartmoor, Devon

Castle Drogo gardens in Devon, designed by Edwin Lutyens and George Dillistone

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