malloryontravel Dog walking on @nationaltrust property Lyme Park #Cheshire #ttot Winter views around the estate, isolated trees stripped of leaves, windswept moorland under storm laden cloud filled skies, long shadows from the low December sun, and the compelling "Cage" reminiscent of a scene from "Wuthering Heights". Whenever we venture outdoors there is always something to experience, to explore, and adventures to be stumbled upon 5d

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malloryontravel Dark skies and a colourful rainbow over the "Cage" #Cheshire #ttot a little while later the clouds opened showering the park with rain and hail, the skies emptying a winter deluge moments after treating visitors to all the hues of a rainbow 5d

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malloryontravel This keep on the hill in Lyme Park is so photogenic #Cheshire #ttot In the low light of mid-December, the winter sun casting long shadows with threateningly dark storm clouds hanging overhead, it appears isolated. Almost defining barren isolation especially in the soft, diffused light on a windswept moorland scene 5d

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malloryontravel Ragnar, the game little vehicular Viking from @SADcars #ttot #inspiredbyiceland Resisting all inclement weather conditions, tarmac road, or gravel track, he never let us down, eating up the 2,000 plus miles we covered without giving any cause for concern 7d

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malloryontravel Missing the stunning beauty of this special ice lagoon #ttot #inspiredbyiceland it may not be totally unique, and despite the view here it can hardly be described as quiet, but apart from the occasional loud cracking of clashing bergs, or the rumble of vehicles over the nearby bridge it's incredibly serene. Like giant crystal cut glass the bergs passively break the mirror-like surface of the ice cold water, hardly a ripple spoiling the perfect reflections of the Golden stained mountains 7d

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malloryontravel Big fan of street performers, especially double bass players #ttot #music Getting ready to play to the seasonal crowds, hoping they'd been practicing their festive repertoire 7d

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malloryontravel More winter tales from the riverbank #Cheshire #ttot A selection of scenes from a dog walking expedition along the River Goyt, in Marple. A softly diffused sun sitting low in the December sky giving the stripped bare landscape an appealing warmth 1w

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malloryontravel Swimming against the current on the swollen river #ttot #Cheshire Winter tales from the riverbank. Still plenty of Canada Geese around, earlier witnessed a small flotilla 'surfing' along on the current, but this armada seemed determined to fight their way upstream 1w

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malloryontravel Difficult to capture gaseous evaporating frost in #Cheshire #ttot streaming off the fence as the sun reaches its winter heights, loving this little natural drama developing right outside my window. Nature is stunning whether in a remote wilderness, or English suburbia 1w

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malloryontravel A misty morning in Marple #Cheshire #ttot Steam rising from the garden fence, the climbing early winter sun just beginning it's short slide across the December sky thawing the frost that was laid down overnight, evaporating it back to where it came .... the circle of renewal 1w

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malloryontravel Carefully piled colourful mountains of sweet treats #travel #ttot #Manchester Baileys Irish cream fudge, cinder toffee, rum & raisin truffles, fruit flavoured chewy nougat, chocolate coated marzipan, and so many choices of toffee, man-made sugar knolls, a feast of colour on a cold winter day, miniature commercial monuments to sweet teeth 1w

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malloryontravel Great to see the city centre ferris wheel again this #Christmas #travel #ttot The last leaves still clinging stubbornly to finger-like branches, snow falling from the sky in short flurries, the aromas of spiced Glühwein floating down Manchester streets on winter breezes, and the mouthwatering, almost overpowering meaty scent of roast pork drifting along behind. Sweet stalls shelves piled high with flavoured fudges, and truffles, young children tugging the sleeves of patient parents, cured meats hanging from stalls, whisky, toffee, and ginger flavoured cheeses, mild or mature, and almost all offering a free sample, a little piece of Christmas in the markets of Northern England 1w

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malloryontravel Special moments on a road trip around #Iceland #ttot #inspiredbyiceland from the pretty harbour in Höfn to the amazing glacial lagoon at Jökulsárlón, the solitude, and beauty of a south east coast sunset to geothermal pampering of the most popular Icelandic attraction the Blue Lagoon. The Land of the Saga never disappoints even without setting foot on the Golden Circle of Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir 2w

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malloryontravel Volcanic #Iceland billowing gas, like steam from a boiling kettle #ttot #inspiredbyiceland The stench of sulphur emanating from the bowels of the earth, hanging heavy and drifting on strong mountain gusts, fire in the sky with a low sun bursting through thick dark clouds, an eternal sunset in the geothermal Land of Fire and Ice 2w

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malloryontravel More from the ice beach #ttot #inspiredbyiceland enough ice for everybody in #Iceland to enjoy a mojito....... well such a shame to see these beautifully sculpted bergs just go to waste, thawing out by summer 2w

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malloryontravel Sea stacks & crashing waves in a snow blizzard at Vik beach #ttot #inspiredbyiceland After enjoying several days of clear skies, a snow storm settled in over the black sand beach, settling to provide a thin opaque film of white, but it was the power of the angry surf which captivated once again 2w

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malloryontravel A rising sun in south-east #Iceland over stranded bergs #ttot #inspiredbyiceland Making a return visit to the beach at Jökulsárlón we were rewarded with a totally different feel to last time. The angry breakers which had crashed over the marooned #Icebergs was replaced by much calmer conditions, the waves now washing gently over them, almost caressing them, turning them into temporary islands of clear blue ice backdropped by a golden sky of rich yellow, and burnt orange 2w

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malloryontravel Came across this random geothermal cloud #ttot #inspiredbyiceland Driving around #Iceland there's usually another Kodak moment just around the next bend. In winter it's eternally sunset/sunrise, if the clouds clear it's often stunning, dramatic glaciers, majestic mountains, turbulent, black ash beaches with crashing breakers or geothermal vents billowing gaseous clouds high into the air ..... This is the Land of Fire and Ice 2w

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malloryontravel Sometimes the usual tourist things just have to be done #ttot #inspiredbyiceland The #BlueLagoon on the last day, just before flying certainly qualifies. Strip off, slap on a pile of silica slurry, and leave feeling totally refreshed, maybe stripping off a few years as well 2w

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malloryontravel Just said a sad farewell to Ragnar from @SADcars #ttot #inspiredbyiceland We had so many adventures, battling with the elements, through blizzards & hurricanes, the roads weren't always smooth, but Ragnar gamely soldiered on, never once letting us down 2w

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