Some days in the mountains are good , others are great then you get some which are simply awesome.
I’ve done Ben Nevis many times but by far my favourite route so far is the ledge route which takes you up the carn dearg buttress, it’s more atmospheric and gets you away from the crowds plodding up the pony path, standing here on the ledge route looking up coire leis towards the CMD arete has to be one of the best views on the mountain, ( for me anyway as I haven’t done tower ridge yet ).
Ben Nevis means “the venomous mountain” and comes from the Gaelic word “Nibheis”
I’d take the stillness of a lake, over a night on the town any day. These are the moments that like to live forever. 🧘♀️
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~Nature is my Playground~ 🌀I balance and hop on water and rocks so I can be stable and agile in my day-to-day.
🌀I sit on the earth and root down deep so I can rise to my potential and face any feat.
🌀I swim and float and bask in the sun so I can go with the flow and enjoy memories of all the fun. 🌞
ANOTHER ESCAPE - The Water Volume
So chuffed to have been a little part of my favourite volume of this wonderful book. Beautifully written and passionate stories and amazing photography. A window into the life of people who’s life or work unfold around the water, protecting, caring, respecting, documenting. We were part of the story around Theo Thomas, The London Waterkeeper who is working towards a Thames fit to swim and to enjoy for all.
My other favourite shot has to be that of the rays.
If you love the water too and you care about its environment and sustainability, get your hands on this one!
Thank you @jodydaunton 📷 and @rachelmariataylor 📝, I can’t wait to see what the next volume brings now!
Bodleian Library, The Tower of the Five Orders, Oxford.
The University's first purpose built library was begun in approximately 1310 in the University Church of St.Mary the Virgin in a room which still exists. By 1488 the room was superseded by the library known as Duke Humfrey's which constitutes the oldest part of the Bodleian. Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester gave the University his priceless collection of more then 281 manuscripts, including several important classical text. The University decided to built a new library for them, it was begun in 1478 and finally opened in 1488. The library lasted only 60 years. In 1550 the Dean of Christ Church, hoping to purge the English church of all traces of Catholicism, removed all the library's books, some to be burnt. The University was not a wealthy institution and did not have the resources to build up a new collection. The library was rescued by Sir Thomas Bodley, a Fellow of Merton College and a diplomat in Queen Elizabeth I's court. In 1598, the old library was refurnished to house a new collection of 2,500 books, some of them given by Bodley himself. A librarian Thomas James was appointed and the library finally opened on November 1602. Bodley entered into agreement with the Stationers' Company of London to the effect that a copy of every book published in England would be deposited in the new library. He planned and financed the extension to the medieval building. Bodley's last project, The Old School Quadrangle was constructed and fitted out more then ten years after his death, mostly funded by loans and public subscription. #tour#tourist#tourism#vacation#adventure#travel#travelphotography#placetovisit#traveladdict#travelgram#exploremore#traveltheworld#travelblog#instatrip#instatravel#photography#beautifulplaces#beautifulcity#architecture#architect#placeofvisit#historicplace#globetrotter#getoutside#oxford#England#greatbritain
Well..WHAT a start we’ve had #hikingfornature ✨
We have already covered a HUGE distance through ancient woodland, beach, marsh and rugged cliff faces! North Devon is extraordinarily beautiful, but has also been extremely challenging! And we are already battered and bruised! The constant climbs and descents have been testing to say the least carrying 15Kg 🥴🤦🏻♀️😂 But we have also seen so much!
Buzzards soaring overhead, surrounded by meadow brown butterflies, dor beetles, bumblebees, meadow pipets and even a little woodmouse! 🥰 The sheer abundance of species along the path myself and @sophiepavs have spotted has been extraordinary! We want our wild areas to stay wild - and that is why we are doing this crazy mission, to help build a #WilderFuture 💚
Thank you EVERYONE for your support - it’s been incredible! Another 25 miles tomorrow! 🤦🏻♀️🥴😂🦊
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✨ @thewildlifetrusts @cornwallwildlifetrust @devonwildlifetrust
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Won't let me know where we're going, but she told me not to worry about it..👣📷