Featured Photos – 7 September 2021

Featured Photos – 7 September 2021

As autumn approaches we have the season of swirling mists and mellow fruitfulness that the Bard told us about.

The mist seems to dampen the sound, and our walk was very peaceful and calming.

I hope that you enjoy the photos.

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Featured Photos – 1 September 2021

Featured Photos – 1 September 2021

My adventures in mountain biking are coming along. I’m a member of a group of mountain bike enthusiasts, and at the weekend we went on a ride up on Dartmoor.

We couldn’t always find the trail, but that’s the way it is with bridlepaths and footpaths on Dartmoor: they may be marked on a map, but that doesn’t mean that they’re still used.

We trundled through bracken and gorse, explored some pretty lanes, and rolled up and down rocky paths.

Great fun, good exercise, and lots of fresh air.

We set off from the picturesque village of North Bovey, but I didn’t have the time (or the energy) to take many pics. I must go back soon with a camera.

I hope you enjoy the pics, and thanks to Chris Chapman of Chris Chapman Creative Media for allowing me to include a landscape that he captured.

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Work in Progress – a snippet of the new Devonshire Mystery

Work in Progress – a snippet of the new Devonshire Mystery

It’s time to share a snippet of the upcoming Devonshire Mystery.

The finished version of this book still feels like it’s some way off, but I thought you might like to see how it’s shaping up. Sharing it now will also help to keep me accountable.

The new novel still doesn’t have a title, but much of the action takes place in Exeter, so the picture is a snap I took of Exeter Cathedral.

I hope you like the look of the snippet. As always when I share an advance snippet, it’s very much a work in progress. I may well change it when I redraft the novel, and it will also be run past an editor.

If this leaves you wanting more, then I’m afraid I’ll have to ask you to be patient. I’m writing it as fast as I can.

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Featured Photos – 16 August 2021

Featured Photos – 16 August 2021

A summer’s day in Devon.

I took these while out for one of my daily walks with Lottie, this time accompanied by Sue.

I still sometimes have to pinch myself at the realisation that I live in the middle of this beautiful landscape, a joy made all the sweeter by the fact that I get to share it with the beautiful Mrs C. Such riches, and more than I deserve.

It was a beautiful day and you could see for miles. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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Featured Photos – 9 August 2021

Featured Photos – 9 August 2021

From time to time I mention the River Teign (pronounced ‘Teen’) in the Devonshire Mysteries, so here are some photos of a stretch of the upper Teign on a sunny summer’s day.

The path runs through a nature reserve that consists of an unspoilt woodland – a lovely cool place for a walk on a hot day.

I hope you like the photos.

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