Saturday, 25 April 2015

With our heads in the clouds.... black & white photography at The Needles, Isle of Wight


It was a beautiful day when we arrived at The Needles.  Looking out from the viewpoint there was not a cloud in sight, but as we walked towards The Needles, cloud quickly covered the path ahead of us. 


The sight of the clouds rolling down the hillside above us was quite something and although we didn't get to see The Needles from up high, the walk was still worth while.




On our way back, it was great to look down at the cliffs of Alum Bay, where the various colours of sand are collected for the sand shop.  Here we filled glass shapes with layers of sand - something I remember doing when I was a similar age to my daughter!


And of course there was time for a game of crazy golf afterwards!


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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Easter Weekend in Wales - black & white photography


The main reason for our visit to Wales over the Easter weekend was, of course, to see Olly Murs.  Tickets have become my daughter's usual Christmas present over the last few years, so it's a good job we share the same taste in music!  Taken with an old compact camera from high up on the balcony, I didn't expect these to come out as well as they did (my daughter got some pretty good ones too as you can see on her own blog - I can see us sharing camera lenses rather than shoes and nail varnish when she's a few years older!)





The following day we visited Hendrewennol for their Easter trail, which was fantastic, with stamps to collect along the way, hay bales to jump from and mini castles to play in!





We couldn't go all the way to Wales without a trip to the beach, so we headed to Barry Island on the way home (technically it wasn't really 'on the way' but it was worth the detour).  The car park was pretty packed when we arrived, but the breakwater side of the beach was so quiet and the kids had a great time running around, making footprints in the sand and splashing in the sea. 








When we attempted to leave at 3pm, we didn't expect to still be there to see the sunset!  The roads were badly congested and everyone was stuck in the car park for the next four hours, unable to move!  

Looking on the bright side, it did make a nice picture! 


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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall