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The Lizard

Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in Cornwall
The Lizard

Today, we visited The Lizard, the most southerly point of the British mainland. The weather continued to be unpredictable and on the stormy side, but for several hours the cloud cover broke and we enjoyed stunning blue skies. The wind, of course, was still very strong and at times it pushed so hard I had to crouch down to keep from falling over. As we walked slowly along the cliff top path (part of the South West Coast Path), I stopped to recorded several video clips of the turbulent sea, attempting to capture the sensation of the place—the raw feeling of standing at the edge of the land, gazing out over the vast, wind-churned, breathtaking expanse of the North Atlantic. I later combined several of the clips I captured at The Lizard with others from Land’s End into a single short video:

A collection of video clips that I took at The Lizard and Land’s End.
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Peacock Pool
Peacock Pool
OK, so this is a good one. I had intended to call this post Chasm Lake but I must keep myself honest and call it instead Peacock Pool because at no point during my hike today did I ever actually make it to Chasm Lake.
The Colorado River
The Colorado River
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens