A Black and White Sunday

San Simeon Pier, California, USA

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

38 thoughts on “A Black and White Sunday”

        1. Oh, right! I did used to do my own D&P, and dabbled with solarisation….fabulous when you see the print come to life before your eyes….

        1. Oh, no! Why? Bit gloomy here today – in the cloud, but quite warm so it is very muggy. You should be getting excited about the move now.

        2. Heavy rain overnight and grey this morning but we escaped to a lovely garden and the Culloden Tower in Richmond this afternoon, so I’m ok now. 🙂 🙂

        3. Mmm… not convinced it is a happy bunny. But I don’t like leaving it on in case it over heats. Better do a back up!

        4. Would Richmond be a good base for a holiday? I want to take OH to Yorkshire next year and visit the Dales, but want to be in a town for a change so we can walk to pubs and restaurants etc.

  1. Love this pier….I am wishing I could find a good a one to photograph….will I have to get to California?

  2. Sorry, didn’t see your question. Sometimes my drop down comments is on overload. 🙂 🙂 Yes, it would actually, though I wouldn’t have thought about it in a Dales context. Driving back I noticed we were only 5 miles from Reeth, which I consider Teesdale. Do you know Aysgarth, and Leyburn and Bedale? All nice places to visit. Depends how big an area you want to cover. We do have some stunning countryside! 🙂

    1. Well we don’t mind driving to places. We have done the northern Pennines and even went up to Lindisfarne for a day from there, so from Richmond I reckon we could see quite a lot. Richmond looks central for Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, even the Lake District.

      1. Well the Lakes is stretching it but you’re not wrong. And you’d want a circular route towards home. I think you’d find plenty of accommodation options in Richmond too. And a Georgian Theatre! X

      2. The negative is that it’s hilly,though you can avoid some of them. No more so than Durham I don’t suppose. Bedale might make a good alternative 😃

      3. As an afterthought, Hawes would be lovely too, and surrounded by such beautiful scenery. I could go on and on….. 🙂 September, his birthday, or May?

  3. Beautiful location and photo, Jude. This seems appropriate…
    Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun
    I’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ comes
    Watchin’ the ships roll in
    Then I watch ’em roll away again
    I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Watchin’ the tide, roll away
    I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
    Wastin’ time

    1. It is a lovely location LD – nothing much around it except the castle on the hillside and a seal colony a few miles north. I loved almost every moment of that drive down the PCH.

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