Roadtrip with my Box Brownie

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.

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Boscombe Pier

 

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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Durdle Door, Dorset
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Ruins of Boxgrove Priory, Sussex

 

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Lancing Chapel, Sussex
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Other-worldly Dungeness, Kent
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Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
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Back in Cornwall, Lostwithiel
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Duloe,  just because.

For more Brownie posts try : Lady behind the lens , My Box Brownie camera, Adventures with Parralax Error! and Adventures with my Box Brownie: Part 2 How to load your film!

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8 thoughts on “Roadtrip with my Box Brownie

  1. Lee-Ann April 19, 2016 / 9:49 am

    What a fantastic idea, beautiful pictures and very inspiring!!

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  2. catmab April 19, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    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!!

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    • esdale77 April 19, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      Thank you; I agree, it feels like Scandinavia or somewhere and definitely 100 years ago!! 🙂

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  3. Anne Guy April 19, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Thanks for this post! You visited some of my favourite places on your weaving journey back to Cornwall!

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    • esdale77 April 19, 2016 / 9:42 pm

      Glad you liked it 🙂 we had a lovely time, I am falling in love with brownie pictures too

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  4. hejyork May 5, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    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.

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