Saturday, October 26, 2013

dune two




9 comments:

Anon said...

Very good.

- Aangirfan

john said...

Cheers and thanks very much Aangirfan. I'm glad you're enjoying these. I'm hoping to do a bit of writing for the blog soon, as I haven't done any for a long time. Hope all is well where you are.

john said...

And good luck with the storm tonight! It seems odd to me that these can be predicted from such a long way off, as generally long term forecasts are quite wonky. I think I first heard warnings on about Tuesday or so.

aferrismoon said...

NIce shots . The digger looks dinosaur-like , grazing on dune-grass.

In pic.4 , what's the island on the horizon?

cheers

reem said...

Bright orange and nice trees ,which sort is it ?
interesting to walk on this uneven land ,up and down ,it's good to find that narow path to walk easier ..the last photo is beautiful too ..Like it ...

Here you can see sand dunes ,much as you want if you get a trip into the desert ....ugly desert ..
All the best for you ...nice work always ..interesting places too ...thanks ..

john said...

Cheers aferrismoon. yes I had to take some photos of the digger; it seemed so out of place there. I thought it appeared quite toy like. I think it has been used to keep some of the trees from getting too large and to keep the brush down a bit. also it adds a bit of scale to the photo which is always handy.

The island in the distance is Lundy. Not a place I've ever been to but there is a ferry that runs there in the summer. It would be a good trip to go over and have a look. I don't know if anyone knows Lundy (I expect you know all about it aferrismoon) but it has unusual bird and sea life there that we don't get anywhere else round here. Puffins for one thing, with Lundy being the Norse name for puffin. It also used to be a base for pirates. Cheers for now.

john said...

Choukran Reem. The bright orange bush is what we know as sea buckthorn, also known as seaberry, because it only grows close to the sea in places where the salt makes it hard for other plants to compete against it. The berries are edible and very high in vitamin C. I really wish I'd picked up some of the berries to try and grow them on but not getting them gives me a good excuse to try and get back up there soon to try and pick some up.

I always find it a bit funny that you find the desert ugly. I've always wanted to see such things and never have so far and I think that all places, however empty have their own special beauty. Mind you I could well be wrong! Cheers Reem.

aferrismoon said...

Sea-Buckthorn juice is sold here , its a bit tart but I like it.

Lundy seems an interesting place for a visit.

cheers

john said...

I've never seen buckthorn juice anywhere but The Maid here says she's seen it in healthfood stores. I'll have a look out for it now as I would like to try it.

There is a ship to Lundy between April and October that leaves from Ilfracombe or Bideford. For a day trip it costs £35 which I don't think is too bad, as Lundy is about twelve miles out. There are quite a lot of places to rent on Lundy for holidays but they're too pricey for me unfortunately. maybe I'll have a look there next year. I'd quite like to see the puffins, which are around for a couple of months after May I think.

Cheers for now.