Some snaps from a little walk around the wharf area as the sun went down.
Gear used: Fujifilm X-Pro2, Samyang 12mm, Fuji 35mm 1.4, Fuji 56mm 1.2
Last week we had a few days away having a bit of a road trip round the Scottish border areas.
We stayed in Lower Burnmouth and had a little adventure round the area, calling into the little seaside ports and villages, and also popping back down into England to drive over the causeway onto Holy Island off the Northumberland coast.
Luckily, our little Freddie Bear wasn't in a sling this time, so he enjoyed climbing the rocks and throwing stones with his big bros!
We visited Castles, Priories, Beaches, Parks, Ports and Marinas. We ate Ice Cream, Pizzas, Teas and Cakes. We watched Seals, Gulls and lots of other wildlife.
We also did our usual favourite thing - we walked our local beach every evening until the sun went down before heading back to our house to warm back up by the fire.
A lovely bit of family time.
Here's a few (too many) snaps.
As usual, we booked our holiday house through Airbnb. If you've not used it before, click HERE.
We thought we'd make the New Year a little different this year, so we headed up to the Lakes for a few days.
We booked a little log cabin through Airbnb and used it as a base to have a little travel around the area. We stayed at Lowick Green, just 5 minutes away from Coniston Water, so we spent most of our time exploring around the lake.
The weather was a bit grey and cold, so we had to restrict the walks a little bit due to the little monster. He's usually a good little rambler, but the cold was going straight through to his bones.
Our nights were spent chilling out in the cabin. We played poker and Pictionary, watched Rom-Coms and scary movies, cooked microwave TV dinners, ate lots of snacks and chocolate and drank a bit of booze. (Well, we did - the kids just got hyper on hot chocolate and fizzy pop!)
It was a perfect way to welcome in the New Year. It was also nice to have some time off work and get in some special family time.
Happy New Year folks, here's a few snaps from our trip.
P.S. If you want a bit of money off an Airbnb booking, just clicky HERE.
We had a little time off a few weeks ago, so decided to head up to Ayrshire in Scotland for a few days. We stayed in a lovely little apartment in Troon and spent some time travelling around the area. Our little road trip took us from Largs down to Stranraer.
We enjoyed some proper chill out time. We walked on the beaches, played on the rocks, jumped over rockpools, skimmed some stones, found a few geocaches, visited a few castles, ate lots of takeaway food and watched glorious sunsets over the sea.
It was cold and fresh, and certainly recharged the batteries!
We found our apartment through airbnb. If you've never used it and want a little money off a booking, click HERE.
Here's some snaps from our trip. All photos taken with the Fujifilm X70, mostly with the WCL converter.
It was the boss' birthday weekend, so we gallivanted up to Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in Scotland. We explored mountains and lochs and rivers and forests, and a couple of waterfalls for good measure. We did a spot of geocaching and even visited an old SAS hero too! We drove lots, walked lots, ate lots and drank lots. (That last part may have been more me than anyone else...)
It was ace. Get yourself up there for some fresh mountain air. Be careful though - you may end up quitting your day job and looking for a cabin in the woods to live in!
Here are a few snaps.
Like many locals in my area, the sight of the 8 tall chimneys of Ferrybridge Power Station C blowing into the sky are a welcoming sign that you're almost home. Due to the upcoming closure of the site, I headed out to stand in the remnants of a spooky abandoned graveyard to catch a few nighttime shots of the smokers before they blow their last.
Thought I'd start this little blog to let people know what we get up to. Some personal stuff thrown in the mix too.