Today was the first day of my trip to Granada and the Alpujarras in Spain. The flight was quick and efficient, taking off from London City Airport which meant I saw the sights of the Capital from above. There were also some lovely clouds along the way:
Once I had checked into my hotel I took a walk around the streets of Granada looking for some geocaches. I also found some interesting graffiti:
The sun was shining and the architecture was always worth a look, especially these attractive railings in front of an old church:
I found another intriguing church thanks to looking for one cache – the Basílica de San Juan de Dios – decorated with gold from top to toe. Quite incredible!
It’s been another productive month, and July has been hot and sunny for much of the time. The first photowalk of the month was in Writtle GNPC (and made the mono shot Under Lock & Key). The duck pond and church provided plenty of picture opportunities. A fortnight later another GNPC outing was to old favourite Heybridge Basin (also seeing a Shadowy Wooden Wall).
After leaving Blackpool, I detoured on the way home via the North Norfolk Coast for a couple of days, visiting Happisbugh, Cromer and Sheringham during my visit, where I also spotted Five Steps and No Dogs.
I’m looking forward to seeing what August has to offer now.
On my way home from Blackpool, I had arranged to stay for a couple of nights in north Norfolk so I could have a look around. I met up with local photographer @markescapes for a morning photowalk in Happisburgh.
After parting, I then enjoyed the afternoon and evening exploring Cromer. The weather was kind and I was pleased with the images I made.
The next day dawned rather grey and blustery and only got worse, the drizzle set in while I had a walk around Sheringham, so I didn’t stay much beyond mid-afternoon but decided to return home. It was still an enjoyable trip.
Here are the rest of the images from my Norfolk stay:
Last weekend I was back in Blackpool for BarCamp Blackpool 2013. I had not been to the 2012 event so my last visit was in October 2011. I met up with Alistair who had travelled over from Newcastle and when we weren’t BarCamping we indulged in a bit of geocaching, as usual.
Our biggest disappointment was that they’ve got rid of most of their lovely old trams and now have new, fast, sleek ones prowling up and down the prom. Efficient? Yes. Full of character? No! What a shame that progress sweeps aside the heritage of bygone days. 🙁
Even though the Illuminations Season doesn’t start until the Autumn evenings draw in, there were still plenty of preparations happening for the displays.
Alistair met up with a friend from childhood – none other than Basil Brush – BOOM! BOOM!
And we might have indulged in a huge milkshake at the café in Stanley Park during a particularly thirsty caching trip!
Here are the rest of the images from around Blackpool:
We also had a long walk around Fleetwood, the first time we had been that far north on the Peninsula, which had plenty of sand and unexpected sunshine!
Sunday was grey and blustery but the forecast was for better things. So Alistair and I headed to Fleetwood for a walk to find some tupperware. It turned out to be quite warm and sunny so we enjoyed the stroll.
The long stretches of sand provided ample opportunity for a bit of Beachcombing, both by us and the Cybermen! Here are the rest of the images from the day: