Friday, 8 March 2013

cheddar gorge

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I love the British countryside. Not getting to it, which tends to involve lots of traffic and hair-pin bends and no sidewalks, but once you're there, I love rambling across rocky fields, past families out with their dog and having picnics, enjoying the very inhospitable-ness of the landscape and climate. The day we went to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset was beautiful though, sunny and crisp.

It was originally meant to be a hike with other people, but a few mucky fields convinced us we didn't have the right shoes and should go get the car, which was a good plan, because the others got stuck somewhere and never made it to the gorge.
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Clambering over rocks and being buffeted by the wind, before heading down to the village for a cream tea!

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13 comments:

Gordianus the Finder said...

I like the fact that Roman soldiers probably marched over that same ground and had the same kind of thoughts that you did.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

They were probably just pissed off to have been sent to a remote outpost when they could have been living the good life in Rome!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful! I'm jealous! :)

Maria said...

These photos are beautiful! They make me miss living in the countryside!

Marzipan said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

This sounds like it was a really nice outing. Lovely scenery, too. All of your recent jump shots have been rather awesome, I must say! :)

Kezzie said...

I love Cheddar! Last time I was there, I went pot-holing and it was a really wet day so there I was covered in mud and then I had to go around in the pouring rain but I adored every moment of it!

Annebeth said...

Cream teaaaa, my fave! and these pictures are great, I'd love to visit the british countryside sometime!

Rubies and Emeralds said...

Such beautiful pictures - as always!

xoxo
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blue roses said...

i just spent (too short of) time in london visiting a dear friend from school, and i deeply regret not getting out into the countryside for some adventures. these photos are breathtaking.

Aliya said...

Your blog truly has some of the most beautiful pictures! Love your red coat so much I now feel like going out to get one!

If you have the time, I'd really appreciate it if you could pop by my blog where I'm hosting a $50 gift card giveaway for my little vintage etsy store:
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xx Aliya

A Certain Vintage said...

are these dr martens I spy? I need some practical comfy but awesome footwear for rambles and general rainy day excursions! Lovely photos!
xox

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

It looks so beautiful there! Also, who is the pooch, because omg sooo cute.

Loving the jump shots too!