One key objective of our trip to New Zealand and our visit to the North Island was the ‘classic’ walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. A 12 mile or thereabouts tramp that can be done in a day.
The dilemma was the ‘what ifs’. What if the weather was bad, or something happened and we didn’t make the finish in time for a shuttlebus, etc, etc. So, I didn’t book one and decided to leave it to fate when I arrived.
Always nice to get a bit of recognition and I came across this blog post on the Dartmoor National Park Authority website recently.
Bowerman’s Nose is a rather impressive and distinctive rocky outcrop on Hayne’s Down near Manaton on Dartmoor. Legend has it the poor unfortunate hunter was turned to stone by a witch who also turned his hounds to stone and are scattered around him across the down.
It is very well photographed as any Google search will prove, so I thought for this image I would have a bit of fun and think of a unusual composition. So far I have not come across anybody else who has thought of this capture.
Hope you like it.
Posted in Dartmoor, Photography
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I have been a keen photographer since a family friend brought my first Kodak Instamatic when I was about 8 for my birthday. A Kodak Instamatic 25 that took the 126 cartridge film popular at the time. I kept the camera for years using it on summer holidays and school trips using first black and white film and then colour. Post continues …….
Imagine my delight, when I was contacted by a freelance who works for the Dartmoor Tourism Partnership, regarding an image of mine being used as the main image in a feature in the Daily Telegraph.
An autumn Sunday and a bit of freshair around Rippon, Pil and Top Tor, just to the East of their more famous brother, the ‘Tourist Mecca’ that is Haytor.
Starting at the car park at NGR SX 748 762, we followed the obvious path up the Northside of Rippon Tor to a gate through the wall that blocks your progress to the summit. From here, a view across to Saddle Tor and Haytor rewards you.
The time of year is upon us where the nights start drawing in and the rusty browns and oranges of Autumn become apparent.
Last Tuesday, I was one of just over 64,000 people who filled out the superb Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, to watch Take That on their Progress Tour.