I haven't been to Forbidden Planet in years, I must make the effort this year.
It's interesting that the eagle laid her eggs on the ground as I thought they were exclusively tree nesting birds. Great pics and love the llama.
Time for day two of my Cornwall holiday. The weather was not kind today with heavy clouds and showers, interspersed with flashes of sunshine. It was quite hazy as well, in places, so many of the photos that I took were not as crisp and clear as I would have liked.
This day we followed the West Somerset Railway chasing after steam trains. One of the guys I was with used to work on the trains (British Rail) and is a bit of an engineering nut and train enthusiast, so he was in his element.
The day started at Bishop's Lydeard where we could get fairly close to the train.
And the reason I'm not so keen on steam trains;
From here we followed the track to Watchet but couldn't find a good spot to photograph the trains. We settled on the harbour instead.
After an hour or so on the harbour wall, we travelled on to the beach at Blue Anchor where the rail track ran alongside. Unfortunately, the train stopped 'steaming' just before it got to us.
We then decided to go on to Minehead and the rail station there in order to try and photograph the train leaving the station, despite the rain that was falling (it stopped just after we got onto the platform). To be honest, I was getting a little bored with trainspotting by now but Minehead was quite quaint and we later went up the hill to overlook the town.
A couple of interesting places on the platform;
From the station, we went into town and up the hill to the outskirts. The view over the rooftops was quite spectacular but then we were hit by a really heavy shower and took shelter in this church.
The view from the church door while keeping dry;
And some views from near the church after the shower had passed by.
From here, we took a drive out into the country to a place near Bossington Hill and Selworthy Beacon. Unfortunately, the weather was still against us with a heavy haze so the pics were not of the best quality;
And on the way to our lodgings at Whiddon Down just north of Dartmoor, where we would spend the night before travelling to our permanent holiday base in Charlestown, we encountered this wonderful double rainbow. It's just a shame that there was nothing in the field to go with it.