A Day ''on'' Wintour's Leap

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Joonsy

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Yesterday I dusted off my climbing gear as I haven’t done any for a bit and had a day on Wintour's Leap near Chepstow, a spectacular limestone gorge through the River Wye Valley. It’s a wonderful area. Two army helicopters flew through the gorge which was a sight in itself as they flew low and close beneath us, instead of looking up to see them we had to look down :). I guess they were on training or something. Anyway a few pics, not the best as taken on my mobile.

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Look closely and you might just see the helicopter in pic below coming round bend in river.

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Though the helicopter looks small in pic below it was actually very close (due to pic taken on mobile phone).
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Looking down towards Chepstow (helicopter still in pic).

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This last pic is not mine, as my own pics are usually so poor i have snatched this last pic off the net to give viewers a better example at what the area looks like.

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Thankyou for looking, All The Best :)
 

Macaroon

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Looks like a nice day out; all the way from there upstream and on the opposite bank is my neck of the woods, so I look across to that view most days. I've always felt blessed to live in such a place :)
 

Joonsy

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Looks like a nice day out; all the way from there upstream and on the opposite bank is my neck of the woods, so I look across to that view most days. I've always felt blessed to live in such a place :)

You most certainly are blessed Macaroon, to have that as your local patch must be truly wonderful, I have to travel there from Worcestershire but it is certainly worth it. Lovely area. Thankyou for looking and replying, ATB :)
 

Joonsy

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Looks like you had a stunning view mate.

yes a wonderful view on a wonderful day, the whole of the Wye valley is a lovely area, there are many fine spots some less well known than others, thankyou RichardHomer for looking and for your reply, ATB :)
 

Macaroon

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Well, not so wonderful a view this morning, folks! mist, meeting somewhere with low cloud and very heavy rain......Makes it very different but none the less magical a place whatever the weather.

I'm off to dry myself and my kit :)
 

Joonsy

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Well, not so wonderful a view this morning, folks! mist, meeting somewhere with low cloud and very heavy rain......Makes it very different but none the less magical a place whatever the weather.

I'm off to dry myself and my kit :)

just ''knowing'' it's only the other side of your window being pelted with rain must be a nice cosy feeling when you dry off and and relax with a hot cuppa, rainy days bring different moods but they can feel quite atmospheric if you're inside and warm and cosy and can relax. Get the kettle on :)
 

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