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A life of collecting

40 months ago
Vauxhall garage on The Causeway, Chippenham
I have been collecting all my life. Coins, rocks, collector's cards, model cars, train tickets and pre-Worboys sign photos. Geograph provided a new area to collect, which unlike the old train tickets would not suddenly come to an end in 1988 when they stopped printing them. I began as a viewer until I decided to have a go adding photos, made a mess of a few and gave up till Street View became available to confirm every location. Once my thousands of archives were up it formed my red patch on...
collecting distance coast

Ceredigion coast north of Llangrannog

45 months ago
Ceredigion coast path between Cwmtydu and Llangrannog
This is the most recent section of the Ceredigion Coast Path Photo, which makes it a continuous walk all the way from the Pembrokeshire border near Aberteifi/Cardigan to the Dyfi estuary. I started this walk at Cwmtydu, which is a bit off the beaten track but has ample space to leave a car. Cwmtydu lies in a breach in the coastal cliff formed by two streams merging just before they reach the beach, and so the walk starts with a steep climb Photo onto the cliff path...
geo-trip walk llangrannog cwmtydu coast path ceredigion wales

A weekend in Garlieston

86 months ago
War memorial on South Crescent
I would not say my wife and I were keen caravanners even though we have owned them for many years. Up to now we kept it on a seasonal pitch at Fforest Fields in Wales but last year due to having some work done on our place we decided to let the pitch go (the need for some where to stay came first). A new two birth caravan gave us a bit more flexibility in that it was a easier to tow and made my wife a bit more adventurous. Glastonbury was the start (at least to try the van out) so next it...
scotland garlieston coastal beach harbour disused railway benchmarks

Mermaid Quay and the Cardiff Bay Barrage

97 months ago
Sluice gates in Cardiff bay barrage
Left with a little time after an appointment in Cardiff, I had a stroll from the Wales Millennium Centre Photo down to Penarth Photo via the barrage Photo and back. Unfortunately the weather turned rather sour half way round, which explains the smudges on some of the photographs. Still, a worthwhile walk to see the bascule bridges Photo and locks Photo in operation and get some long-distance pictures of what is left of Cardiff docks Photo....
geo-trip walk cardiff bay barrage coast path cardiff penarth wales

The Taking of Beyond the Point

98 months ago
Beyond the Point of Lag - Back Bay
Following on from The Taking of the Last of the Machars on the 8th May 2011 it became clear that additional land had been sighted (land ahoy!) on the improved mapping now used by Geograph resulting in two new additional grid squares being added to NX33 Link. NX3539 Link and NX3638 Link to outward appearances look to be “all at sea” however closer inspection of OS 1:25000 mapping...
rocks shorleline coast machars completing a hectad

The Taking of the Last of the Machars

99 months ago
Lochanscadden
The Machars also known as the Plains of Galloway is a peninsula in South West Scotland roughly extending from Glenluce in the west to Newton Stewart in the east and all points south of the A75 to the Isle of Whithorn. The word is derived from the Gaelic word Machair meaning low lying or level land. Although there are no high peaks in the Machars, it is not flat and would best be described as undulating or rolling. The North Atlantic Drift or Gulf Stream creates a mild climate in which...
machars shoreline coast bay view cliffs completing a hectad

Sarn Gynfelyn from Aberystwyth

102 months ago
Wallog and Sarn Gynfelyn
A stroll up the Ceredigion coast path from Aberystwyth Photo to Wallog Photo, about half way to Borth. At Wallog, a narrow spit of pebbles stretches out into the bay for several hundred metres Photo and extends further under water. It is a remnant of one of three glacial moraines in the northern half of Cardigan Bay. I had miscalculated the tide and arrived some time after low tide, but as the tide had been rather low on this day, the water had only just reached the...
geo-trip walk cardigan bay coast coast path ceredigion wales

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