Cute Seal

My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.

This is my favourite shot of the seals from our trip that day. I just love how she’s looking straight down the lens, as if she knows exactly what I’m doing. Adorably cute!

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Seals On The Farne Islands

My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.

This is the reason to take a trip out here in September: seals, lots of them, lying on the shores around the Farne Islands, wondering when the pesky humans will get bored and head off back to shore so that they can have their peace and quiet back 🙂

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Grey Cliffs Of The Farne Islands

My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.

Working our way around the coast, time and time again the hard subvolcanic diabase rock caught my eye. There’s a certain something to how it rises from the sea in stacks and sloping strata (the whole rock slopes north to south; the larger stacks are at the south of the islands, creating beaches on the northern sides), but most especially the grey tone and texture of the rock itself. I could happily post a whole week of just Farne Islands cliff shots, but I fear I’d lose all my readers if I did 😉

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Approaching The Farne Islands

My theme this week is our visit to the Farne Islands back in September 2010. We took one of the many popular tourist boat trips from Seahouses on the Northumberland coast, giving us about two and a half hours offshore, cruising around the islands before landing on Inner Farne.

This is the modern-day Longstone Lighthouse on what I believe is known as the Brownsman. It is a striking sight as you approach the islands by tourist boat, standing so prominently so low down to the sea. It’s also part of British folklore; one of its predecessors was the home of British heroine Grace Darling, who in 1838 (along with her father William, the lighthouse keeper) rowed out to the shipwreck of the SS Forfarshire to save 13 souls.

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Pontypridd Signal Box

The disused railway signal box at Pontypridd is a Grade II listed building, and was once part of Pontypridd Junction. It played a part in the Hopkinstown Railway Disaster of 1911 (see also Wikipedia), when a stationary northbound coal train failed to comply with Rule 55 and ended up in collision with a southbound passenger train. Eleven people lost their lives.

Today, the signal box stands abandoned, unused. I’ve been unable to find any online reference for when the signal box closed. If you know, please leave a comment below.

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Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

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Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

Chillingham Cattle

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In the summer of 2009, Mrs H and I went on an ill-fated fortnight’s holiday in beautiful North Wales, basing ourselves just outside of Barmouth. Although some of the photos I took that fortnight have featured in my desktop wallpaper series, this is the first time that I’ve pulled together all the shots taken on holiday by theme.

With the weather on this day being pretty rotten, Mrs H elected to stay at the cottage to paint whilst I simply felt far too restless to stay indoors. I headed up the A470, and my first stop was the lake beside the Transfynydd nuclear power station.

Footbridge Over Transfynydd Lake

Transfynydd Nuclear Power Station

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Holy Cross In The Graveyard

To bring this week’s theme to an end, I’ve chosen this shot from the churchyard of the Church of St Peter at Chillingham.

Like many of the fantastic places I go to with my camera, the whole visit to the Church of St Peter was a happy accident, a detour from our original plans that ended up becoming our main focus on the trip. In researching these photos online, I’ve been very surprised at how obscure this magnificent tomb is, and how there is so little non-duplicated information available about both Sir Ralph and especially his wife Elizabeth. I thought the vanishing industrial ruins of South Wales were little-known today; this tomb is much less known.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple of week’s photos. Tomorrow, on Project 25×9, I’ll share a few shots of the Chillingham Cattle, and then on Monday it’ll be offshore to the Farne Islands! Have a great weekend.

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Detail On The Tomb

My theme this week is the magnificent tomb of Sir Ralph Grey, in the Church of St Peter at Chillingham, following on from last week’s Five Windows.

The magnificent alabaster figures of Sir Ralph Grey and his wife Elizabeth FitzHugh lie on a beautifully carved sandstone table. Although the centuries are taking their toll, there are many wonderful carvings still to be seen. Mrs H spent the afternoon photographing every single one, which I thought I’d mention just in case anyone ever needs a photographic record of the whole tomb.

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