Last week I had to go and fetch my nearest and dearest from Gatwick airport. Now I will admit I really do love an excuse for a road-trip. I have always loved driving and as soon as I learnt I never looked back. I think that part of that has to do with growing up in a rural area. Without a car in Cornwall having a life can be a challenge and with so many beautiful places to visit you really do need some wheels.
So surprisingly perhaps despite being a country-girl I am always happy to set off on a long journey. I have driven all over Europe, through some of the biggest cities and so am fairly confident behind the wheel. Cornwall can feel a long way from anywhere though and the longest part of any journey is always the final leg home down the rolling A30.
Back to this week I successfully retrieved my Cornish other-half from Gatwick and we decided rather than return straight to Cornwall we would take a bit of a side-trip to the south coast and basically bunny-hop our way down it for a few days. We love nothing better than setting out with a vague route and just seeing what we find along the way. We weren’t disappointed.
We had a wonderful few days in Kent, Sussex, Dorset and Devon before crossing the border on to home turf! The pictures below are some that I took with my faithful old Brownie and I thought I would share! Again I have to say I was delighted with the results although I notice that bright sunlight (weren’t we lucky with the weather!) may be causing a few issues with exposure and my ability to see what I am taking a picture of in the tiny little view-finder! Lady behind the lens!!!
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9 thoughts on “Roadtrip with my Box Brownie”
What a fantastic idea, beautiful pictures and very inspiring!!
Thank you! 🙂
Love the photo of Dungeness – it’s such a great place, so not England!! I also know the feeling of that slog down to the toe of Cornwall!!
Thank you; I agree, it feels like Scandinavia or somewhere and definitely 100 years ago!! 🙂
Thanks for this post! You visited some of my favourite places on your weaving journey back to Cornwall!
Glad you liked it 🙂 we had a lovely time, I am falling in love with brownie pictures too
Another winner. Love the words and photography. Thank you!
Wow what great images! I’m quite envious that your box brownie works. Must be quite a fun camera I’d have thought. Also like the idea of just taking a few days to gently head home seeing what you see.