Travel

Goats and the glacier of La Meije, Ecrins

Autumn colours at the Col du Lauteret

Goats & glaciers, taxis and a ride in a tow truck: the pleasures and pains of car motoring in the mountains.

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Launches on Derwent Water, Keswick

Vale of Keswick, Cumbria

Summer sunshine in Keswick in the Lake District, Cumbria.

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Shoreham Beach nature reserve - view towards Rampion Wind Farm

Shoreham Beach nature reserve - view towards Worthing

The vegetated shingle beach at Shoreham Beach in West Sussex is a rare habitat with good diversity of plants and animals which can survive in the salty winds and with a scarcity of fresh water. It is a protected nature reserve, there is now a boardwalk which protects the fragile vegetation from trampling. The Friends of Shoreham Beach are active in keeping the litter under control and monitoring the beach environment.

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St. Ives harbour, Cornwall

St. Ives harbour, Cornwall

Four views of St. Ives, Cornwall; the tidal reach is dramatic here, revealing the sandy floor of the harbour, which is protected from the Atlantic Ocean by its sheltered position and Smeaton’s Pier.

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Bishopstone railway station on the western side of the town of Seaford, East Sussex

Bishopstone railway station on the western side of the town of Seaford, East Sussex

Bishopstone railway station in Sussex looks like Arnos Grove tube station in London but its main building includes a pair of military pillboxes: these are observation posts or blockhouses from which light weapons could be fired. The architects added these in 1940 but made them integral to the design. Although the site commands the beach, the arcs of fire from the pillboxes only point landwards.

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