Autumn Light

One of the many joys of overlooking the sea is to watch the weather. As if by magic, so often, clouds part or cover at high or low tide.

Today was no exception, dull, but with another high tide due, I was ready with my camera. 

Hearing the farmer on his quad bike, the sheep rushed towards him. It was time for their breakfast. 

I looked through the lens to capture the high tide, when BINGO, someone switched the flood lights on!


It was late morning before was able to saddle up and go for a ride. But which way to go on a day like this?! I could ride up to North Hill and take photos above Hurelstone point – on top of the hill to the right of the bay. Or maybe up and down the steep paths which are directly behind our house. I decided on the latter and hope you agree that it was a good choice!!

The colours were wonderful. We had climbed steeply up the first track when I pulled up to take this photo of Mariners Lodge.  As you can see, the house is beautifully sheltered by the trees on the hill behind it. This is taken facing due north, the house faces east, which gives us unbroken, panaramic views of the bay. No wonder West Porlock is well known for some stunning sub tropical gardens. 

Half way up the next steep climb, these shadows were too good to miss – they really enhanced the colour of the sky.

Puff puff – getting there! This shows a bit of perspective and me the shivers, I hate heights! 

I love these shadows of the clouds coming up behind us and on the sea.

I can’t imagine the height of these trees, the hill drops steeply down and I’ve no intention of peering over the edge to check. They are home to several bussards. Maddeningly, I just missed a photo of two young ones flying off, which is why ears and eyes are looking down!

After a steep downward track, we are now directly behind the house, albeit about 300′ still above it!  The colours are stunning, but still green with so much leaf for 8th, November!
This is where I get my inspiration from to design and decorate with flowers from nature.


About Mariners Lodge

Country House B&B In the middle of Porlock Bay within Exmoor National Park. Outstanding sea views, where the moor meets the sea. TripAdvisor 5* rating
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