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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

WALLS. (14/12/13)

I’m back in Tideswell. The camper is a few miles down the road getting lots of work done. It should be ready next week as the Fiat electrics are taking some sorting and it is having yet another cam belt as the cowboys that fitted the last one only half did the job. I dread to think what the bill will be as she has also had all the advisories from VOSA done. New brake pipes and wheel bearings. Front disks, pads and the rear drums skimmed and relined. New service battery and the gen set serviced. The jobs just keep on keeping on.

I have had the truck for four years now and love living the Old Age Traveller life. I did look at swapping her for a fifth wheeler but decided on a rebuild instead. I hope after all this it was the right decision. I also hope that she will be done before Christmas as I really don’t enjoy living in a house.

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_MG_2397_8_9_tonemapped WALLS. Dry stone walls are something I miss when I’m away from north Derbyshire. I will also miss the Miss I meet twice a day whilst walking the dogs.

I’ll catch up with you all soon, enjoy what is left of the weekend. I haven’t forgotten the Christmas lights but I can’t get at them early enough. They have to be taken at or just before sunset or the pictures don’t show the surrounding buildings. This week I promise I’ll post some. Have fun.

50 comments:

  1. Great pics of the stone walls Adrian. Don't worry ~ you will be back on the road soon enough.

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  2. thats a great 2nd photo, great curve. I hope the cost of repairs wont be to much onthe camper too.


    peter

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    1. Peter, it is a wonderful wall. I'll get a better idea of cost tomorrow.

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  3. I hate Fiat's and their electrics, my first car was a Panda and I came back to it smouldering, an electric fault caused a fire, Fiat kindly blamed the stereo fitted but had to backtrack when they realised that they had fitted it, in later life and a previous job I had to deliver a brand new van to a Fiat dealer, straight off the ferry brand new it was, simple collect and deliver sadly the thing died on me 10 miles outside the harbour....good luck!

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    1. Douglas, it is a pain. They will get it sorted.

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  4. Like Peter I really like the photo looking along the kinky wall. An unusual POV which worked very well.

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  5. I hope they fix it in your truck, so you can still enjoy the outdoors :))
    ADRIAN good weekend.
    a hug.

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    1. Laura, yes it has turned into a big job.

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  6. I love that wall.. and especially your perspective of it in that middle image.

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    1. Hilary, they are photogenic things.

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  7. "I really don’t enjoy living in a house." I don't think I've ever heard that statement before. I like it!
    Two summers ago (or maybe it was three) I spent every night in my compactavan in the garden. It was fab. No power, and lots of birdsong...
    I've become soft.

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    1. Katherine, I have lived in houses but much prefer boats or the van. I used to enjoy a tent but that is too much these days.

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  8. Hey, travelling man Adrian ... smiles ... greetings from this old gypsy girl ... smiles ...

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    1. Thanks Cat. You keep on enjoying yourself.

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  9. Beautiful images, and i love the play between the grey tones and color.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, I think they worked quite well for once.

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  10. I like how the pictures portray an overcast day but they're still sharp. What on earth could have possessed anyone to build such a wiggly wall?

    Sorry to hear about the camper. Hospitals here charge you whether they cure you are not. Mechanics don't usually do that. Hopefully they don't in Britain.

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    1. David, there were many lead workings round here. I suspect the wall followed the spoil heaps then the heaps were levelled and the wall was left.

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  11. Crikey, that sounds as though it will be expensive, especially when you start talking about drums being skimmed and replacement discs! Hope to are back in it for Christmas, quite envious of the life that you are able to enjoy through it. Love the wall photos, particularly number 2.

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    1. Gary, they will probably just swap them for new. Getting new is the problem as they come from Germany.

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  12. Must be strange for you living in a house !

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  13. Amazing wall. The rocks remind me of the rocks along the coast of Trapani.

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    1. Francesca, it is limestone. I have sailed through the Straits of Messina many times but can't remember what sort of rock is there.

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  14. Super photo ! We don't use the stone walls. Your photos show the brilliant green and then the winding walls. I'll take this over Christmas lights any time.

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    1. Red, they are common all over the UK.

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  15. Sounds like the van will be like new by the time it's finished.
    My guess is the right decision for the work done, rather than another van. Better the devil, and all that.

    Love those walls. One of the things I like about Wales.
    Can't wait to get back there in the new year.

    Keep well.

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    1. Keith, I thought long and hard. I hope it is the right decision.
      You'll end up getting snowed in again.

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  16. I like your winding wall! So, you're giving your van lots of Christmas presents... I hope it returns the favour by continuing to serve you well throughout the next year!

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    1. Monica, I hope it's ready for Christmas.

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  17. Love dry stone walls, and you've captured them perfectly :)

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    1. Glo, I miss the walls when I'm away from Derbyshire.

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  18. There are some lovely walls to the west of Tideswell. To me they are works of art even though the wall builders certainly never intended that. And who is the mysterious "miss" you are "hitting" on? Now I understand the cunning purpose of the dogs! Naughty Adrian!

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    1. YP, they are works of art.
      The dogs are a pain but do have their uses.

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  19. You will never know whether the decision was better than any alternative you may have taken or worse so it will be the better decision and the worse decision. Whatever you have to live with it (live in it) now so why worry.

    I think the walls are amongst the most agreeable and interesting photos you've taken and posted (in my book).

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    1. Graham, I'm not a worrier but am a little concerned.
      The walls aren't too bad. I suspect it's more down to luck than skill.

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  20. What a beautiful stone wall- hope you get back at it quickly.

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    1. Thanks Terri, I hope to be mobile today.

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  21. Great compositions. I really like the second one with that 'S' curve.

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  24. HI Adrian What a wonderful wall especially like the second shot. May I wish you a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS. I am off tomorrow for the I.O.W. again and so will not be posting or commenting so much over the festive period.

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    1. Margaret, you have a really good holiday and thank you for your wishes.

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  25. Adrian, I want to wish to you a merry Christmas!

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    1. Laura, you have a great time as well and keep on cooking.

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