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Scotney Castle

Scotney Castle

Intentionally ruined when the newer, bigger house was built at the top of the hill, Old Scotney Castle is now just a rather extravagant garden feature.  Where you or I may have a gnome, the aristocracy have castles…

Windy Widemouth

Windy Widemouth

The remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit whilst we were away. We spent the morning acting as ballast in the tent to stop it blowing away, but ventured down to the beach at Widemouth Bay once the wind died down a bit. In splendidly British fashion, we splashed about a bit as people in full wet-weather gear walked past, bemused and amused.

It was quite lumpy.

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Boscastle

Boscastle

That place no-one had heard of until it got massively flooded in August 2004.  We went there last year and kept driving as it was wet and windy.  This time it was just windy so we parked at the (unflooded, rebuilt) car park, and walked up the coastal path for a bit.  We didn’t expect to get to the folly at the top of the headland, but once you get a little bit closer it’s hard to resist…

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Make your own rainbows

Make your own rainbows

This was the rather nicely timed Typhoon display during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.  He appeared just as one of the Nobles cleared out the hay bales at Molecombe and everything stopped for a while.IMG_9399

Dashfiller

Dashfiller

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A friend of mine is (slowly) renovating an old VW camper van.  It’s quite rare, apparently, to find an original radio that still works, so it’s fairly common to buy a non-working example from one of the various internet sources and use it to fill the gap in the dashboard where the radio should go.  Hence, a “dashfiller”.

This one is slightly the wrong vintage for the intended ‘van, so it’s going to be up for sale soon.