Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Day 607 - The Banks of Wast Water

27/8/12 - There is a lake hid far among the hills,
That raves around the throne of solitude,
Not fed by gentle streams, or playful rills,
But headlong cataract and rushing flood.
There, gleam no lovely hues of hanging wood,
No spot of sunshine lights her sullen side;
For horror shaped the wild in wrathful mood,
And o'er the tempest heaved the mountain's pride.
If thou art one, in dark presumption blind,
Who vainly deem'st no spirit like to thine,
That lofty genius deifies thy mind,
Fall prostrate here at Nature's stormy shrine,
And as the thunderous scene disturbs thy heart,
Lift thy changed eye, and own how low thou art.

John Wilson

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Day 606 - Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

26/8/12 - This looks like a scene from a Lord of the Rings book novel so I gave it a suitable Tolkien sounding title. It was actually a little pathway near a campsite I stayed at recently.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Day 605 - Sunset

Day 605 - Sunset by magirob
Day 605 - Sunset, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

25/8/12 - Sunset on the drive home from the Lake District, I took this while we were driving along the M40 (I was not driving)

Day 604 - Orchard Wood and Beyond

24/8/12 - The Campsite we stayed at during our trip to the Lake District was just behind this woodland on the banks of Buttermere.

Day 603 - Lakeside Walk

Day 603 - Lakeside Walk by magirob
Day 603 - Lakeside Walk, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

23/8/12 - I have named this photo Lakeside Walk, however I must add that Buttermere is NOT a Lake, it is of course a Mere, there is only one Lake in the Lake District and that is Bassenthwaite Lake, All the others are Meres, Tarns, Waters and Reservoirs.

Day 602 - Buttermere

Day 602 - Buttermere by magirob
Day 602 - Buttermere, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

22/8/12 - Buttermere is beautiful, I have not seen many of the other meres, lakes or waters in the Lake District but I feel I can say that Buttermere is one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

Day 601 - I DO Smile

Day 601 - I DO Smile by magirob
Day 601 - I DO Smile, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

21/8/12 - Here I am at Buttermere, My mate Chris was stood there being an idiot and making me laugh while I tried to take this so for those of you who think I never smile, here is the proof that I do.

Day 600 - Starry Starry Night

Day 600 - Starry Starry Night by magirob
Day 600 - Starry Starry Night, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

20/8/12 - It stayed cloudy for most of the time we were camping in the Lake District but one night I took a look out and saw clear skies so grabbed the chance to get a quick photo.

Day 599 - Wall

Day 599 - Wall by magirob
Day 599 - Wall, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

19/8/12 - Here is one of those things I like to photograph, I find walls interesting for some reason, along with doors, windows and Bus timetables (I lied about the Bus Timetables)

Friday, 24 August 2012

Day 598 - Lonesome Traveller

Day 598 - Lonesome Traveller by magirob
Day 598 - Lonesome Traveller, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

18/8/12 - Here is Chris near the end of our walk up Scafell Pike, in the distance is Wast Water and beyond that in the far distance is the Irish sea.

Day 597 - Scafell Pike Done, Ben Nevis Here We Come

17/8/12 - Here are Chris and Amy, my mountain climbing companions, a few years ago we climbed Snowdon together and now we have climbed Scafell Pike there is only one more to do.

Day 596 - Mountain Completed

Day 596 - Mountain Completed by magirob
Day 596 - Mountain Completed, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

16/8/12 - Here I am with my 2 aching legs at the bottom of Scafell Pike after an amazing climb to the top.

Day 595 - MOOOOO

Day 595 - MOOOOO by magirob
Day 595 - MOOOOO, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

15/8/12 - Its nice to have some company while out climbing mountains, its a shame I don't speak cow.

Day 594 - Wasdale Head

Day 594 - Wasdale Head by magirob
Day 594 - Wasdale Head, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

14/8/12 - The Village of Wasdale head (in the distance of this photo) is the closest village to Scafell Pike and the main place to start the climb, it is a hive of activity with 2 pubs, a shop and some toilets, they even have electricity now :oP.

Day 593 - The Decent

Day 593 - The Decent by magirob
Day 593 - The Decent, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

13/8/12 - Here is Chris and Amy during the decent of Scafell Pike, it was hard walking down over the rocks and boulders, I had to watch where I was stepping but I had to stop once in a while to look up at the amazing views.

Day 592 - At The Summit

Day 592 - At The Summit by magirob
Day 592 - At The Summit, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

12/8/12 - After 3 hours of walking we made it to the very cold summit of Scafell Pike (I may look glum but I am actually happy, I just had a mouthful of chocolate bar). Over my left shoulder is Chris and Amy and over my right shoulder is the top of Scafell pike.

Day 591 - Cloud

Day 591 - Cloud by magirob
Day 591 - Cloud, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

11/8/12 - The summit of Scafell Pike was totally covered in cloud, this I would imagine is not unusual but at least it stayed dry for the climb.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Day 590 - Bear Chris

Day 590 - Bear Chris by magirob
Day 590 - Bear Chris, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

10/8/12 - Here is one of my best mates Chris (Bear as in Bear Grylls) he is a real outdoor adventure kinda guy and is always wanting to climb something.

Day 589 - The Path Ahead

Day 589 - The Path Ahead by magirob
Day 589 - The Path Ahead, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

9/8/12 - Here is the path going up Scafell Pike, this was quite easy compared to some of the rock strewn paths ahead.

Day 588 - Mountain Companions

Day 588 - Mountain Companions by magirob
Day 588 - Mountain Companions, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

8/8/12 - Here are Chris and Amy who joined me on my climbing and camping adventure in the Lake District.

Day 587 - Wast Water

Day 587 - Wast Water by magirob
Day 587 - Wast Water, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

7/8/12 - I recently had the opportunity to go camping and climbing with 2 friends, The camping was to be in the lake district and the climb was to the summit of Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England. We started our hike up the mountain from Wasdale Head, and this is the view that we saw soon into the walk.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Day 586 - Its All In The Game

Day 586 - Its All In The Game by magirob
Day 586 - Its All In The Game, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

6/8/12 - Here is some of the action from the Olympic Volleyball match I went to the other day.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Day 585 - Colours Of The World Unite

5/8/12 - Here is a collection of shots I took in the audience of the USA v Korea Volleyball match, its amazing to see so many different nations coming together to compete.

Day 584 - Olympic Volleyball

Day 584 - Olympic Volleyball by magirob
Day 584 - Olympic Volleyball, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

4/8/12 - Here I am at the semi finals for the Olympic Volleyball in Earls Court, I was lucky enough to grab a ticket and it turned out to be a front row seat.
The match was USA v Korea, it was a very exciting match and I have never seen a volleyball match before but was gripped from the start. I will not tell you who won but Korea came a close second.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Day 583 - Polly Joke

Day 583 - Polly Joke by magirob
Day 583 - Polly Joke, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

3/8/12 - When Phil told me about a beach called Polly Joke I did indeed think it was a joke, however here it is in all its glory, its not far from Newquay and it quite a lovely place.

Day 582 - Sideways Rob

Day 582 - Sideways Rob by magirob
Day 582 - Sideways Rob, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

2/8/12 - Just playing around with the camera here while at Perranporth beach. I am surprised all that sand didn't land on me.

Day 581 - Life on the Beach

Day 581 - Life on the Beach by magirob
Day 581 - Life on the Beach, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

1/8/12 - It always amazes me how much life there is on a beach, both flora and fauna. During a walk along Perranporth beach we must have seen millions of sand hoppers, plenty of birds feasting on the sand hoppers, and loads of plants clinging to the rocks and cliffs.

Day 580 - On the Beach

Day 580 - On the Beach by magirob
Day 580 - On the Beach, a photo by magirob on Flickr.
31/7/12 - I took this at the northern end of Perranporth beach in Cornwall in between the odd massive wave which would race up the beach.

Day 579 - Perranporth

Day 579 - Perranporth by magirob
Day 579 - Perranporth, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

30/7/12 - Perrenporth beach is one of my favourite places in the world, The beach is 2 miles long and this is the first time I have seen it at full tide, at low tide the beach is huge. I just love walking to the other end of this beach, the sky always looks so much bigger when out on the sand.

Day 578 - Porthcurno

Day 578 - Porthcurno by magirob
Day 578 - Porthcurno, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

29/7/12 - Here I am at another small beach not far from Lands End, This is Porthcurno, most famous for being the main site in the uk where submarine telecommunication cables entered the UK, the first ones in 1870 went all the way to India.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Day 577 - Chelsea Cornwall

Day 577 - Chelsea Cornwall by magirob
Day 577 - Chelsea Cornwall, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

28/7/12 - Here is another shot from Porthgwarra (I love Cornish names), it is such a beautiful part of the world, even in the height of summer holidays there were very few people around, its such a quiet place.

Day 576 - Porthcurno Steps

Day 576 - Porthcurno Steps by magirob
Day 576 - Porthcurno Steps, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

27/7/12 - I saw these steps during a visit to Porthcurno beach in Cornwall, its a very popular beach despite being a long way from anywhere populated.

Day 575 - Porthgwarra

Day 575 - Porthgwarra by magirob
Day 575 - Porthgwarra, a photo by magirob on Flickr.

26/7/12 - I am back down in Cornwall again, I love it here and this time I visited a little place called Porthgwarra just along the coast from Lands End. This was one of the first places I came to when I first came to Cornwall and always brings back good memories.