Life through the Lens (7 March 2021)

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When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

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Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, not far from me. I used to love the Famous Five, and this was the basis for Kirrin Island – Enid Blyton used to spend her summers in nearby Swanage and Kirrin Castle was based on Corfe Castle, also not far away..

The island is owned by the National Trust, who open it to the public, although the castle that you see is private property. It is a haven for red squirrels, as they lost most of their habitat to the more aggressive greys.

I’ll have another shot of here next week.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed IT systems in finance, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing mainly health-related software from home, plus some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

10 thoughts on “Life through the Lens (7 March 2021)”

    1. Would you believe that when I was a boy, I used to look on maps to see where Kirrin Island might possibly be? Because I enjoyed the books so much. As we grow up we learn, of course, the difference between fact and fiction but it was, yes, magical, to discover all these real-life inspirations for her works.

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    1. We used to sail out of Poole Harbour on the RSPB “Bird Boats” a few times per year, plus we visited Brownsea for the dat – Poole is perhaps only an hour away from us, although we have not been there since my stroke. Another facourite haunt was the RSPB reserve at Arne.

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