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#1236009 - Sun Jun 23 2019 07:01 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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A nice modern house in Highgate.

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#1236044 - Mon Jun 24 2019 12:23 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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TW, was that because the Yanks were so careless with their kit? smile

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#1236049 - Mon Jun 24 2019 02:19 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: ertrum
TW, was that because the Yanks were so careless with their kit? smile

In the full write-up, it says that the viewer is free to sit on the seat and wonder what happened to the soldier. smile

http://simonsmithstonecarving.com/portfolio/war-memorial-winchester/

The carving below is on 'View Island'. The island in on the River Thames at Caversham (near Reading), Berkshire.

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#1236057 - Mon Jun 24 2019 06:11 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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Here's a poser for you all... What could possibly have been responsible for leaving this track?

Answers on a postcard please... (Failing that, you can post your answers in here!)

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#1236059 - Mon Jun 24 2019 09:11 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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It's probably the tractor that cleans the beach every night, although I don't remember them leaving these tracks.

A lovely set of signs which look like new, but going by the capital G would be over 70 years old, in Lincolnshire. My question, as it is the world's best trivia site, is why have they got two separate signs for the A46 rather than put both places on one? The third has chequered lines meaning it's via another road so would be separate.

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#1236065 - Tue Jun 25 2019 01:14 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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Originally Posted By: sisterseagull
Here's a poser for you all... What could possibly have been responsible for leaving this track?

Answers on a postcard please... (Failing that, you can post your answers in here!)

A turtle?
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#1236069 - Tue Jun 25 2019 05:17 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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Well done Tellywellies!

It is the track left by a female Loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta. I took this image on the beach at Kalamaki on the south coast of the Greek (Ionian) island of Zakynthos early last Saturday morning. Shortly after I had arrived on the beach, a team of Beach Rangers arrived and started securing the site.

The Greeks take their responsibilities for sea turtle nest protection very seriously indeed. Understandably so when one considers the number of visitors to the island who cite the presence of the turtles as one of their prime reasons for visiting. The best time of the day to see the turtles is during the late afternoon and early evening when they appear to be most active and await the departure of the beachgoers before coming ashore to nest; it is forbidden to go onto the beach between the towns of Laganas and Kalamaki between sunset and 7 a.m. due to the presence of nesting turtles.

Sadly, for the two weeks that I was there, not a single nest of the dozen or so that I saw actually hatched; I would have loved to have seen that!


Edited by sisterseagull (Tue Jun 25 2019 05:18 AM)

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#1236071 - Tue Jun 25 2019 06:58 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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This is a rock formation known as 'Poseidon's Face' just a short boat ride from Porto Vromi on the western coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos.

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#1236080 - Tue Jun 25 2019 12:47 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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This is a somewhat artificial photo because it isn't what the eye saw. It is what the camera lens saw though. A bit of lens flare due to the angle of the Sun. It looks like the aliens are about to land. smile

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#1236228 - Thu Jun 27 2019 01:04 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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The Mediterranean House Gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus

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#1236247 - Thu Jun 27 2019 06:16 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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I wonder if this cow was watching her friend jump over the moon?

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#1236269 - Thu Jun 27 2019 01:16 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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Definitely the most famous shipwreck in Greece; possibly the most famous and most photographed shipwreck in the world.

This vessel is the MV Panagiotis which ran aground on the 2nd of October 1980 during bad weather. In a tale reminiscent of the plot of the Ealing comedy 'Whisky Galore' the vessel was liberated of its cargo of contraband by local people in very quick time, something of a feat considering that the beach, which is known as Navagio Beach, is only accessible by sea and is some distance from the nearest centres of population!

This beach was completely closed during 2018 due to rock falls. Now re-opened to visitors, the best time to visit is (very) early in the morning as the bay very quickly fills with vessels of all sizes; on the morning we visited the wreck, we were the first boat to arrive but within an hour there were some thirty vessels at anchor.

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#1236297 - Fri Jun 28 2019 01:48 AM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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The River Test and a giant rhubarb plant - Winchester, Hampshire.

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#1236314 - Fri Jun 28 2019 12:23 PM Re: June 2019 - photo-a-day
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The tiny hamlet of Micro Nisi near the northern tip of Zakynthos. The island in the distance is Kefalonia, the largest of the three principal Ionian islands.

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