Bren Ryan
  • Yesterday we went to Joss Bay… the weather was not too bad…. sunny intervals, but was that wind bracing?  You bet it was.. mind you those who loved surfing were having a great time catching those waves.  Joss Bay is an ideal place for families, with its sandy beach.  The cafe is also well priced for food and they served a beautiful cup of coffee.

    Something I really needed, as I was freezing.  I was glad to get my hands around that warm cup. :D

    Here are just a few pictures… the only thing is with Joss Bay… even though there is car parking… the beach is down quite a few steps and the slop down the hill is quite steep.  And by all accounts, dogs are allowed on the beach before 10 am and after 6 pm… but at the end of September dogs are allowed all day.

    Rocks and splashes…. Yesterday we went to Joss Bay… the weather was not too bad…. sunny intervals, but was that wind bracing?  

  • As an autumn day fades into night…

    As a autumn day fades into night…

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    Even though the sun was shining, the wind today was brisk and the waves were crashing into the shore as we stood by coast in Kent… and it reminded me that it won’t be long before summer finally fades and autumn is upon us.  When I think of Autumn, I think of the orange tones that take over our landscape… where the leaves on the trees turn to a golden shade before falling to the ground.

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  • Last night we decided to go to Kingsgate Bay at low tide to photograph the white cliff faces… however our plans did not go smoothly… it started to rain.  But no fear we there was always tomorrow….when the weather was predicted as being better..

    The only this was…. low tide tonight was at 5.30 pm and we really didn’t want to laze around all day and then have to stir ourselves to go and photograph rock faces.

    So we decided to do a morning visit… we arrived at Kingsgate Bay but there was nowhere to park other than Captain Digbys who was charging non-patrons, £10 irrespective of whether they were there all day or a hour or two.  He looked at me and I looked at him and we decided, no way were we paying that…. so we drove onto Joss Bay… (and took some snaps which I will post later).

    As we drove home we went via the coastal route and stopped off at Cliftonville Bay and took these shots.  We parked along the road and to be honest, I didn’t fancy trying to trudge through the sand again, so we just took them from above.  Hope you enjoy.

    Cliftonville Bay Last night we decided to go to Kingsgate Bay at low tide to photograph the white cliff faces…

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  • Pet forever after…..

    Pet forever after…..

    Thoughts

    man1After the tragic loss of 60 stray dogs at Manchester Dogs Home the other day… nobody can be as appalled as I am at the age of the culprit. 15 years old… apparently.

    And the little scrot needs to be brought to justice and pay the ultimate price for what he did. There are no excuses for his behaviour and there needs to be a harsh punishment for what he did… but that is up to the courts to decide…

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  • As the summer draws to a close and the flowers are fading and dying in our gardens and the autumn tones begin to colour our landscapes, it won’t be long before winter descends upon us. So I thought I would look back on one of the places we visited this summer and that was Mount Ephraim near Faversham in Kent, and process three pictures of the many flowers that take pride of place in their gardens.

    Flowers from Mount Ephraim Gardens As the summer draws to a close and the flowers are fading and dying in our gardens and the autumn tones begin to colour our landscapes, it won’t be long before winter descends upon us.
  • Masts in the sunset….

    Masts in the sunset….

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    Taken by Ashley Ryan

    Taken by Ashley Ryan

    During our visit to the Tall Ships Regatta at North Greenwich last weekend, hubby took this photo of masts of the tall ships.  The weather was dull and very murky… even though it was warm, as you looked across the Thames towards Canary Wharf and down the Thames towards Greenwich, there was a murky haze which did spoilt the photos we took somewhat.  However, on this picture I…

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  • Inside the walled garden…..

    Inside the walled garden…..

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    Taken by Ashley Ryan

    Taken by Ashley Ryan

    Within the grounds of Mottisfont at Romsey, Hampshire, is the walled garden.  After walking along the River Test that runs through the grounds, that is owned and maintained by the National Trust, I just couldn’t walk another inch… so I sent hubby off to see the walled gardens.

    The above picture was taken within the walled gardens and I just love the varieties of lilac and…

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  • Rot in hell you Bastard …

    As I pen this post, the tears are falling down my cheeks… how the hell can anybody want to take the life of such innocent animals?

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  • Tall ships

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    We were undecided last weekend where to go… all night Friday we were thinking of this place or that place and come Saturday we still hadn’t made our mind up. Saturday came and hubby had to work in the morning… so our trip Saturday afternoon would’ve had to been somewhere close.

    Anyway there I was still trying to think of somewhere close to go, when hubby came home from work and said that the…

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