My son and I did a walk about this morning in the mist - kind of in between overcast and light rain. We're in a new village for us. It's an old mining and farming village. You can still see remnants of the old tin and arsenic mines. The shafts are sealed up, but still dangerous.
This is a bandwidth burner post so be warned. There are a few pics I like in here and some that are just passable, but I wanted to show the area. There's tons more to photograph, including a beautiful forest with the River Tamar winding through. I'll shoot that when it's sunnier out.
All pics were shot with a now aging Canon 6mp 300D and 50mm f1.4 lens. With the crop factor, the lens is effectively 80mm.
Here we go. The main road into the village
Looking into the main part of the village (did I say it was small )
We had to stop at the swings off the trail behind our house
There's a bench for us old farts
Now off through the spooky forest as Josh calls it
And we come to a bit of an old arsenic mine.
Up the sand hill above the mine we go. There are still chunks of arsenic in the sand.
He made it! No, that's not a chunk of arsenic he's holding
Some views through the mist. Other old mine buildings are visible in the first.
Back down the hill to another trail and onto this pretty lane that runs by and old mill house. Guess I don't need to keep saying old as everything around here is old.
This little stream
Runs into this
Which flows under the village bridge
And heads out of the village becoming the wide River Tamar not too far way
And that's about it for today. We had a nice walk and Josh got a chocolate bar at the little post office shop for being good. Have a great w/e all.