CWW: Freewheeling

Freewheeling

freewheeling

through childhood

unsullied by adult cares

journeying into a

bright future


This post is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

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CWW: Beside the Lake

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Follow the lane as it wends its way through craggy hills, sodden earth beneath your feet and deep waters at your side. With each step feel your cares tumble loose, descending like scree into the lake’s inky depths.

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This post is for Cee’s Which Way challenge. The pictures were taken at Wastwater – the deepest lake in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK – which we visited over this past weekend. This was the day after storm Doris had passed over, so it was very wet underfoot, and still very cold, windy and cloudy. Fortunately it managed not to rain whilst we were out there!

I hope you like them.

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CWW: Paths of Memory

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tread softly along paths

gentled by hazy memory,

strolling amidst recollections

of yesteryear’s cares

where lost loves and old pains

fade into ephemeral touches,

phantom fingers brushing

against present preoccupations

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This post is for Cee’s Which Way challenge. The photos were both taken on a misty November morning on the lanes around the village.

Here are a few other pictures of the lanes in November. Don’t forget to click on the gallery to see them at a larger size.

I hope you like them.

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CWW: Ancient Paths

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Meandering path,

following a

well trodden route.

To whose doorway

do you lead?

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This post is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge. This week’s pictures were taken at the Chysauster Ancient Village in Cornwall (England), the remains of an Iron Age settlement thought to have first been occupied nearly 2,000 years ago, during the Roman occupation of Britain. The village contains eight to ten houses, each with an interior courtyard surrounded by a number of rooms built into the walls. Best of all – and why I can use the pictures for this post – you can even see the stone paths leading up to many of the doorways that the ancient inhabitants would have walked upon.

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I hope you like them.

Cee’s Which Way: Stairways and Sunbeams

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If you listen carefully, you might hear them on the steps, their laughter echoing in the summer air.  They climb ever higher, curiosity drawing them onwards. Look. There. Can you see them – twisting in the sunbeams?


This post is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge. I’ve really missed this challenge – paths, staircases and signposts are some of my favourite things to photograph. This picture was taken at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall.

I hope you like it.

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge 2015: Week #34 – The Old Railway Bridge

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A sedate path idles where mighty engines once roared.  The bridge stands lonely sentinel, holding memories of its glory days in unloved brick-work.


This post is for Cee’s Which Way Challenge. The photograph was taken in Newark on Trent (Nottinghamshire, UK) along the path of the old railway line. The railway itself closed in 1988 and since then has been turned into a path for walkers and cyclists. The bridge was built in the 1850s when the railway line was laid.

I hope you like it.

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Which Way – The Waterfront

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The threat of rain is a familiar annoyance as you walk beneath glowering skies: it does little to deter your enthusiasm. Your eyes remain fixed on the small boats that sway gently in place. Excitement burbles in your chest.

The noises of the town fade into a distant murmur and you tune your ears to the music of the waterfront: men and women shouting and laughing, chattering as they enjoy their day; bird calls echoing over the lake; the splosh of water against wood. You resist the urge to add your own voice to the symphony.

Soon your adventure will begin.

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This post is for week 21 of Cee’s Which Way Challenge.

Today’s pictures were taken in Bowness-on-Windermere, in the Lake District, which I visited when on holiday in Cumbria a year or so ago. We didn’t go out on the rowing boats – we didn’t have time. I could actually do another whole Which Way post about our trip that day. We rode on a steam train to Windermere, then took a boat trip over the lake from Windermere to Bowness-on Windermere. There we had lunch and an hour or so of sightseeing before returning as we arrived. It was a very enjoyable day – despite the weather (typically for England) remaining overcast for most of it.

I would have liked to take a little boat out onto the lake though…
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