“Nature shows us only the tail of the lion. But there is no doubt in my mind that the lion belongs with it even if he cannot reveal himself to the eye all at once because of his huge dimension. We see him only the way a louse sitting upon him would.”
Inscribed into the Leigh Woods tower of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Latin words: ‘Suspensa Vix Via Fit’, which translates to ‘A suspended way made with difficulty’, oh and it was. In 1754 a Bristol Wine Merchant left £1000 in his Will, he instructed that when it reached £10,000 it should be used to make a toll free stone bridge across the Avon Gorge. By 1829, £8000 had been raised and a competition for the design was announced. Unable to find a suitable design a 2nd competition was held and eventually Isambard Kingdom Brunel was appointed as Project Manager. The first foundations were laid in 1831 and the bridge wasn’t completed until 1864! I wonder why it took 33 years to build?
Lochan na-h Achlaise lies just off the A82. Who’d have thought a lochan slap bang next to an A road would be so tranquil? I suppose that’s the beauty of visiting these spots beneath the stars. 🌌 Next time you’re beneath the stars, away from the street lights, take a moment to turn all the torch off, put the phone away and let your eyes adjust for 15-20 minutes. You’ll be amazed at just how vivid human night vision is with the help of the stars, and a dash of moonlight 🌚
I love snow when I can #getoutside and play in it 😊 ... there’re so many fab things you can do in snow; there are the obvious amazing mountain days you can have, but you can also build snowmen, go sledging, make snow angels and have snow ball fights! .
Here’s my confession though; I love a snowball fight as long as it’s a one sided one! My partner has to stand completely still (my aim is awful) and then I happily lob snowballs at them ... under no circumstance is the other person allowed to throw a snowball back at me because I turn into a 5 year old brat and the games over 😉.
There’s still some white stuff out there so hopefully you’ll all get chance to #getoutside and have some fun ☃️ ... if you ever fancy a one sided snowball fight then I’m your girl 👍🏻😊