Category UK Towns & Cities

Monday Morning Blues – Sidmouth, UK

I was in East Devon this weekend for my Dad’s birthday and ventured to Exmouth & Sidmouth yesterday. A grey day happily brightened up in the early evening.

Monday Morning Blues – Silent Pool, Surrey, UK

I visited the pretty pond that fills on old chalk quarry last week. Legend has it that a woodcutter’s daughter was surprised by a nobleman on a horse as she bathed in the pool. Having failed to lure her to the bank, he rode his horse into the water and caused the girl to move […]

Monday Morning Blues – Bosham Harbour, UK

This weeks’ Monday Morning Blues picture comes from my first sighting of sea since March. It comes from West Sussex near the city of Chichester. As for the town, it is home to a beautiful church. Holy Trinity is named in the Domesday Book and is depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, […]

Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales

Monday Morning Blues – Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales

It’s hard to believe that this photo is from the UK. I hope it helps to beat any Monday morning blues, even though it’s officially a bank holiday here.

Pembrokeshire Coast, Wales

Sunday Photos – Pembrokeshire, Wales

Unfortunately Wales is out of bounds for the rest of the UK at the moment. Here are a few photos from a trip we made in 2012 to remind us of what the non-Welsh amongst us are missing.  

International Jazz Day – Love Supreme

Maybe it’s an age thing but my favourite music genre nowadays is jazz. One of my year highlights is attending the Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex, sadly postponed this year. Here are a few pics from the 2018 event.

Monday Morning Blues – Farthing Downs, UK

Another extremely local photo again this week as we stay confined to barracks. This one from a walk in my nearby woods featuring bluebells. Join us over on Twitter @wilburstravels for more blue themed photos that aim to disperse the Monday morning blues.

Sunday Photo – Sheikh’s Pier, Eastbourne

Eastbourne pier was completed in 1872 but has suffered several fires during its history. The latest fire was as recent as 2014, this time destroying the large arcade and saloons in the midway. Sheikh Abid Gulzar a local hotelier, brought the pier in November 2015 and has since renovated it, with works continuing.

Monday Morning Blues – St James Park, Exeter

My latest photo comes from this weekend’s football match between Exeter City and Walsall. I love coming ‘home’ to Devon to watch my local football club in the wonderful city of Exeter. For the record, the game ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw, with Exeter coming back from three goals down. Come on the Grecians!

Friday Photo – English Cricket, Southampton

A quintessentially English pastime is to watch cricket, hopefully on a lovely Summer’s day. This week I travelled to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton to watch the Hampshire v Somerset county championship match. The sun shone and wickets fell in regular fashion – I saw 16 fall in the day. South African Kyle Abbott took […]