True Love Travels…

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Shingle beach at Far Arnside.

Suddenly, I’m a behind again. This images are from a fortnight ago; one of those BWOOs (Brief Window of Opportunity) where I found myself with a couple of hours to spare on a sunny Saturday afternoon. At this remove, the images look quite spring-like, and there were plenty of primroses on the bank on Cove Road where they always seem to appear earlier than anywhere else…

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But in truth, the wind was stiff and Siberian, a herald of the snows which would arrive later in the week.

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Buzzard.

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Meathop Fell seen across the Kent Estuary.

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Bullfinch.

I opted for a slight variation on an old favourite – following the coast past Far Anrside and White Creek to New Barns, near to Arnside, but then climbing over the Knott and home again.

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Arnside Knott panoramas (click on photos for larger versions)

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I’m always tempted to photograph the pale shingle at Far Arnside, and this time I did…

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…which set me thinking about the various surfaces I would traverse on my walk.

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Wet sand.

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…with or without shells…

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Harder, drier, ridged sand.

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Leaves and twigs in the woods.

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Mud on the Knott.

This…

…seemed like a suitable musical accompaniment. Apparently, the song was first popularised by Elvis and Percy Sledge also had a hit with it, but it’s this version by Nick Lowe which I know.

I could, and should, have extended the walk but rushed back to watch the Calcutta Cup on the gogglebox. For England Rugby fans true love certainly travels by a gravel road.

 

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True Love Travels…

6 thoughts on “True Love Travels…

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Male bullfinches are amazing, although prone to eat all the blossom on your fruit trees, so not always unreservedly welcome in the garden.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      I bought my first Nick Lowe album in about 1979, so I’ve been a fan for a long time, but in recent years I’ve found that I’m listening to his music more than ever.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Obviously, I have even more bitter things to say about Rugby now, having also suffered through the France game. I shall probably endure the Ireland match too. At least I didn’t go to Paris for the game as one of my friends did. Still fancy a trip to Rome though.

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