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30 November 2016

this must be the place

I remember the first time I came here, ten years ago. It was summer, my hair was a blazing orange from a poor decision, and the dog went bounding into the water with absolutely no fear. Inside I was trembling. Terrified. It was the start of 'my new life', the start of my time in this new place. This beautiful place, so rugged, and yet so strange. So unfamiliar. 

Now, I come here, and I feel at ease. I've walked round the reservoir so many times I don't think I could count. I've walked with family, friends, and boys. I've walked with hope, with sadness, and with ambivalence. Bright, bushy-tailed, and other times jaded with hangover. 

I've seen it through the seasons. Glistening from Spring, covered in Winter frost, and now glowing gorgeously with orange. 



  1. These photos are just so totally gorgeous! x
    Sophie Cliff

  2. These images looks beautiful. I think this is one of the most beautiful place to visit. I will try to make a trip here in future.

  3. I will always bookmark your blog and will often come back from now on.
    Thanks for ones marvelous posting!

  4. Want to spend all of the time with the boat?
    Why not take lunch and beverages with you – we can supply a picnic for you to eat on board.


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