Sundown at Camden Market

Back at the end of May we spent a bit of time in London. We always love to visit Camden Market. Never buy much but the atmosphere is great.

At the end of the day it’s great to chill out at one of the pubs and enjoy the early evening with a drink.

Here are a few views of the Camden market area at sundown.

Cranes and narrow boa
ts in the sundown light at Camden Market.
Cranes and narrow boats in the sundown light at Camden Market
Reflection in the canal at Camden Market in the early evening light.
Reflections in the canal at Camden Market at the end of the day

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A sunny saturday afternoon at Perroy beach in Switzerland

Perroy – Hello Switzerland!

A cold beer on a warm Saturday at Perroy beach, Switzerland.Our Easyjet flight from Luton flew down Lake Geneva, giving some tantalising glimpses of the lake, especially for a first time visitor. After we landed at Geneva airport, and completed the usual arrival admin, we met our friend, as planned. Before heading into the mountains there was an errand to run. That took us to this this pretty spot on the beach at Perroy, on the shore of Lake Geneva.

It was a warm Saturday afternoon with a few people around enjoying a swim, or just enjoying the warm day.

A great way to start a trip to somewhere new – a warm afternoon and a beer on the beach!

This was, of course, where the clouds in my previous post were photographed.

We spent a short while here, before heading on to Les Moulins, which was to be our base for this trip.

 

Panorama of Lake Geneva from Perroy Beach

A panorama of Lake Geneva from Perroy Beach.

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Breakfast al fresco at the Green Room in Brackley.

Breakfast at the Green Room in Brackley

It has been a while since we visited The Green Room in Brackley, though we used enjoy a frequent weekend breakfast there. By chance we have now had two breakfasts there in a week. I have to say there have been some improvement in recent months.

When we arrived the place was busy, with the downstairs seating area full. It was a pleasant day, so we chose the one remaining table in the garden, rather than sit upstairs. As the photo shows, the table was rather small for a full breakfast for two! That was our choice, so no complaints – we could have had more table space upstairs.

Green Room Breakfast

The breakfast menu has always had a wide range of options, from simple toast and marmalade to the traditional Full English fry up. Vegetarian and high protein options are there and the staff are always willing to adjust the plate to suit your own tastes. My family doesn’t know how to use a menu – something is always changed!

Our breakfast started with a great cappuccino and dairy free hot chocolate, made with soya milk, which my wife assured me was good.

My full English was well cooked and tasty. For those who don’t know it a “Full English” is a fry up consisting of bacon, sausage, eggs (poached or fried), and often includes beans, hash browns and black pudding. A big test for me is how “clean” the plate is. Sometimes the full English is served with a lot grease on the plate. This is a no-no for me. I am happy to report that my plate was clean free of stray grease and well presented. As the photo shows I opted out of the beans! My wife’s “vegetarian with a bacon cheat” was similarly a well presented meal.

Other Meals

During the day, once breakfast is over (11:15 on weekdays, 11:45 on Saturdays) The Green Room offers a selection of interesting meals. Not your normal “pub food”, and always something imaginative. I have always found something good to eat there.

This is also a good spot to stop for a coffee. And there is always an interesting looking range of cakes on the counter.

Tapas is on offer during the evening, though I have not yet tried that. The Green Room also has an extensive range of gin, carefully paired with the right tonic. Enjoy that at the bar, or with your dinner.

Would I go back to The Green Room

Without question I would go back for breakfast or lunch. We do aim to try their Tapas at some point soon.

 

 

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A river of Clouds in the moonlit sky.

River of Clouds

A river of clouds in the moonlight.

I spotted this weird cloud formation a couple of nights ago. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Lumix TZ100, using the handheld nightshot function.

Not a lot I could do about the pole – I have a very narrow sky view, adn couldn’t find another vantage point quickly enough.

Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse on the kwaZulu-Natal coast, South Africa

Weekly Photo: Lighthouse – Umhlanga Rocks

Following on the lighthouse theme, here’s a shot of the lighthouse at Umhlanga rocks on the kwaZulu-Natal coast near Durban in South Africa.

Built in 1954, the lighthouse has always been automatic. It protects ships from the dangerous local rocks as well as providing a beacon for the nearby port of Durban.

The photo was taken on a Samsung Note 4 during our 2016 South African holiday. The view is from the Lighthouse Bar in the Oyster Box Hotel.

This is a second post for Bren Ryan’s Photo for the Week – 4 – Lighthouse challenge. Couldn’t resist it as this is one of my favourite beach spots.

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Umhlanga Rocks Lighthouse seen from the Lighthouse Bar at the Oyster Box Hotel.