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N 63 B 1.5K C 25 E Nov 9, 2023 F Nov 15, 2023
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Princetown, Dartmoor National Park

Last year’s tour was so good I booked again on the Mark Waidson Adventure and Culinary Delights Tour. A four-day / four-night whirlwind extravaganza. To say this tour was well planned would be a massive understatement… he’s in the wrong line of work!

I left Manchester with Mrs R waving me good riddance at 7pm on the Wednesday evening to arrive at Mark’s just after 9pm. We picked Geoff up roundabout midnight and set off on our merry way. But for the tour itinerary I wouldn’t have a clue where this is taken from... somewhere in the middle of nowhere would be my location description!

So, here’s my first upload of the tour.

Tags:   Nun’s Cross Farm derelict dilapidated stone circle Princetown Dartmoor National Park moor land sunrise Mark Waidson Adventure and Culinary Delights Tours MWACDT

N 334 B 10.9K C 38 E Nov 10, 2023 F Nov 17, 2023
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Portreath, Cornwall

My first ever encounter with a coastal storm. Not the biggest by a long chalk, but powerful enough to make tripod work difficult, hence most images taken from the side of the car to minimise the buffeting of the 45mph winds.

The little white turret on the harbour wall is known as the “Monkey House” or “Monkey Hut” and dates back to the days when Portreath was a busy port, shipping copper out and coal in. Whilst the harbour was important the entrance was still treacherous. The Monkey House (although not known as that in those days) was used for shelter by the harbour pilots who would wave flags or lanterns to guide ships into harbour, or warn away if conditions were too dangerous.

Tags:   Portreath Monkey House Monkey Hut harbour storm waves crashing waves sea spray MWACDT

N 16 B 1.1K C 9 E Nov 9, 2023 F Nov 20, 2023
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Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Back to day one of our mini Cornwall adventure and the second location of the day. The main goal was to shoot in Black-a-Tor Copse which is a National Nature Reserve. Unfortunately, we had underestimated the distance to get there, compounded by the terrain, which was boggy, waterlogged and festooned with boulders at every step – a real ankle breaker if you slipped on one!

Too cut a long story short, we lost Mark somewhere between the first woodland and the Copse. We thought he had had an accident and scoured the river bank for ages only to find he had made it to the Copse. Geoff had a bad fall and to add insult to injury we all got soaked on the way in and drenched on the way back.

Having not made the best of the location, Geoff and I decided to shoot the cascading water which was being blown over the dam wall in a cyclic sequence caused by the wind. However, the rain thought otherwise and forced us into submission. I managed a few extra shots before hastily packing up and retreating back over the dam to the car park.

What pissed me off the most was the fact I’d left a good golfing umbrella behind, which hadn’t been used once during the day. Mrs R wasn’t impressed when I told her… it was her umbrella! Still, Christmas isn’t far away!

Tags:   Meldon Reservoir reservoir dam Black-a-Tor Copse woodlands rain cascading water MWACDT

N 74 B 1.4K C 26 E Nov 11, 2023 F Nov 28, 2023
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Mount’s Bay, Cornwall

The only sunrise I’ve captured this year… apart from a couple in Oz!

Tags:   Kynance Cove Mounts Bay Cornwall coastal sunrise sea stacks cliff tops MWACDT


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