Scenic Devon – and Oxbridge!

The last few days have provided plenty of photographic opportunities – so I’m letting the pictures do most of the talking this time.

While Jen was at a conference in Seattle last week, I went on retreat to Lee Abbey in north Devon. As the weather was so good, I went on a couple of walks as well – the scenery around there is amazing!

North Devon coast near Lynmouth

North Devon coast near Lynmouth

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North Devon coast near Lynmouth

I wasn’t doing much bird-watching, but on one of the afternoons there was a very obliging wheatear near Lee Abbey which required some serious attention…

Wheatear near Lee Abbey

Wheatear near Lee Abbey

At the weekend, Jen and I headed off to Cambridge, to see Uta Hill and her family. While we were there Jen showed me some of Trinity College, where she studied.

It looked like such a calm, idyllic day... sunshine, students and tourists punting on the river Cam, Jen in front of Trinity College...

It looked like such a calm, idyllic day… sunshine, students and tourists punting on the river Cam, Jen in front of Trinity College…

...and then two boats collided, and the idyll was nearly shattered.

…and then two punts collided right by us, nearly bringing the idyll to a soggy end.

On our way back to Somerset, we went to visit my aunt, Rosalie, in Kennington, on the edge of Oxford. While there we went for a short walk down to the river Thames at Sandford Lock – the evening light was great so I couldn’t resist taking a few more photos!

Jen at Sandford Lock on the river Thames

Jen at Sandford Lock on the river Thames

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