Some photos from two days in September 2018 show the state of the cliffs beside a path I sometimes use when the tide is too high for a walk along the beach. The path has been moving progressively inland. In some pictures there are fence posts from its earlier boundaries. New fences and signs have been erected to redirect people, who may have continued to use the old path, after it was diverted.
Erosion over the fence
Old fence posts suspended
An edge held on by turf
A home for sand martins
How long until the grassy top collapses?
From the other side
I am including links to some of my previous posts with photos of the same are for comparison.
Some of the pictures in a post from 2015 are of similar views
A fenced off path also has altered since almost two years ago.
With our English Heritage membership about to expire hubby and I went to see two castles we had not previously explored. Although their names look very similar (as are aspects of their history) the way they are pronounced is quite different. Brougham sounds like broom and Brough rhymes with gruff.
We broke our journey at Rheged and had a look around some of the shops there. Brougham castle is just off the A66 beyond the Penrith junction. We found a parking place and took our picnic lunch through the ticket office/museum. We ate it overlooking the river Eamont. (There are more benches and picnic benches farther into the site, but it was convenient for returning our surplus items to the car rather than carrying them round.)
There are history information boards around the site and it is possible to climb up the keep for views of the surrounding area. Hubby climbed to the top, but I decided that the first level was quite high enough. I am not good with heights!
As it was still fairly early in the afternoon, we decided to proceed to Brough Castle, which is also close to the A66, rather than returning home immediately.
Unlike Brougham Castle, entry to Brough castle is free. It was very busy, but I managed to take some photos avoiding the other visitors.
Our journey home took longer than expected due to the volume of traffic on the A66. In spite of that, it was another good day out.
The photos I have chosen for the Favourites photo challenge are two I have not shared previously. They were taken on an overcast afternoon in August. The town is perhaps one of the most visited in England – Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Can you spot the helicopter? It rather spoils one of the photos.
I wish all my readers peace and joy at Christmas.