Monday, April 19, 2010

Something in the Air contd.

Outside the pub we took a lane opposite to find Culbone Church - one of the smallest in UK. As it was so narrrow I left MTL in the car and walked and walked downwards to the sea but not far enough to see the church. There were beautiful pastoral scenes and I saw my favourite Exmoor Horn sheep with mouths like teddy bears but my left hip started to hurt - I didn't have my helpful walking pole - I still had a long way to climb back to the car so I turned round.



You can just see Porlock Bay in the haze. We walked to Culbone Church from below some years ago when MTL was fully mobile.

I rejoined MTL who ws listening to Mozart and we decided to return to Porlock via the toll road - very bendy and picturesque and well worth £2.50. Below is where you put your money in an honesty box
. CCTV also provided

Now you can see clearly the smog from the volcanic ash over Porlock.
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8 comments:

Maggie said...

As usual, you charm me with your jaunts. Beautiful except for the dust.....which I hope is soon gone. The BBC reports that the volcano is changing and the ash should be diminishing. Hugs.....

Pat said...

Maggie: I've just heard on the news there has been another emission from the volcano. We are lucky butI feel for the people stranded abroad and for the forces who can't get home after their tours of duty are completed.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Pat, you live in such a charming picturesque BEAUTIFUL part of the world....It is always a joy to look at your pictures. I LOVE those wooly lambs...So Sweet!

That Volcanic Ash is really really terrible....I feel for all those that are strandad, too, my dear. Plus, it cannot be good to be breathing that stuff in one's lungs.

Pat said...

Naomi: unfortunately there is another 'plume' coming our way. The powers that be claim there is no danger from the volcanic ash but who knows?

sablonneuse said...

Your photos serve to remind me that Britain is picturesque now that I'm used to the hills and woods here.
It is pretty awful for people stranded by the ash cloud. My niece and her boyfriend missed their flight to Florida on Friday and my daughter is anxious about her planned trip to see a friend in Scotland next week but it's better to be unable to go than to be unable to return isn't it?

Eryl Shields said...

Your pictures, as ever, are gorgeous. Nice to see a bit of sun even if it's a bit hazy. Glad you turned back when your hip began to hurt, sensible lady, X

kenju said...

I'm having such a hard time commenting tonight, but I wanted to say that you have such lovely views, despite the ash smog.

Pat said...

Sandy: I have an appointment tomorrow with my beautician but she still seems to be away. She went to Egypt.

Eryl: my hip is better - just my shoulder now.

Judy: sorry! I hate it when that happens. Such a time waster.