Sea salt pans fed by Esteiro de Maria Nova in Portugal (close to Faro and Parque Natural da Ria Formosa). We visited in mid September, you wouldn’t want to walk far without a hat (if you can keep it on your head in the wind) or without a bottle of water, let alone in the height of the summer – I doubt evaporation is a problem.
Section of the Roman bathhouse wall at Ruínas Romanas de Milreu, just a few kilometers from Faro in Portugal. It’s part of a Roman farmhouse complex.
Managed to get some warmth into my bones in the Autumn/Fall last year with a short trip to Portugal. It was supposed to be a unwind/sunbed/read a book vacation, but after the first couple of days I was crawling up the wall. Fortunately, my family had picked an area with ‘things that might interest you’ (they’ve known me long enough to anticipate my inability to relax for long). Anyway, just up the road from where we were staying was this Roman bath house. Some nice fish mosaics as well as some patterned floors.
100s if not 1000s of locks attached to this pedestrian bridge over the River Wye at Bakewell. The bridge takes people from the main car park to the town centre – where you can purchase the famous Bakewell Pudding – or buy another lock to add to the bridge.
A trip to the Peak District prompted a few short countryside hikes, while giving me a chance to practice my photography. On the very first day, I took this photo – as a bit of a scene setter, so to speak. What I didn’t notice was this character in the background of this shot – nor did either of other two family members with me. How we missed it, I don’t know – perhaps we were using all our concentration on keeping our footing as it was very muddy and slippy under foot.