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No plan survives contact with the enemy

11th April 2017
"The best-laid plans of mice and men go oft awry" or “No plan survives contact with the enemy.”

For weeks I had been planning a 16 day photo tour of South-West England and D day arrived on on 22nd March. First destination was Burnham on Sea and I made a few images of the low light then pressed on to Watchet. Up at 4:30 the next morning and into Dunster where I managed a few shots despite the grey skies that were to persist for almost two whole days. The next day was wall to wall blue skies, still less than ideal but it started well with some cracking images of Wheal Coates at dawn and ended with a decent sunset at Levant and a sore throat.

By now I had had far too much driving down grotty little lanes and the depressing sight of abandoned mines and other buildings and scruffy, run down farms and farm land. My diary notes recorded "God give me Norfolk over this." However next day I was at Sennen cove for another blast of wall to wall blue sky and an increasingly sore throat. I breakfasted at Mousehole sitting in my van as it was far too damn cold to sit outside. towards the end of the day I headed off to St. Michaels Mount for sunset shots but as I got there the sky went grey and the air hazy; no hope at all and my cough was getting so bad I decided to give it best and headed for home arriving just in time to hang my head over a bucket and let it all rip followed by a couple of days enforced idleness.

As I write this on 11th April I have finished processing and submitted the best files to Loop Images. This was of course far less in number than expected at the outset but the battle has been won so on now to the next fight and eventually I hope to defeat the enemy.

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