Winter Walks & Skateboarding

Winter Walks & Skateboarding

As a family, we often get out and about to exercise both the dog and the boys, our favourite being The Byes, in Sidmouth. It’s not for the first time that I’ve written about our Byes walks, it’s definitely a regular of ours but Tween is trying desperately to join in with his brother’s skateboarding passion and it’s here that he really gets to practice. Unfortunately, not long after this shot was taken, he had a nasty fall and I fear that may have dampened his enthusiasm. He’s inherited his father’s weak ankles and as sporty as he tries to be, is prone to injury. This walk takes us a couple hours (including a mid stop coffee break). We park in Sidford and walk down to the town and back. It’s an easy, flat riverside route. I’m still learning /playing around with all the manual settings on my DSLR camera (my New Years Resolution) so I didn’t get the wow shots I was hoping for.


skateboarding through Sidmouth
skateboarding on a winters day http://muminanutshell


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  1. 25th January 2015 / 7:34 am

    Somehow winter walks seem less painful if they have a wheeled object – in our case its scooters. Love pics

    • 25th January 2015 / 9:17 am

      Absolutely and it makes the walk back much quicker!

  2. 25th January 2015 / 8:20 am

    Love the perspective on the top shot and definitely suits monochrome! I too am a dslr learner and still great my phone for the majority of snaps! My six yr old boy fancies a skateboard but he is yet to ride a bike so not sure about his balancing skills! Found you via B&W photo project 🙂

    • 25th January 2015 / 9:13 am

      It’s so much easier sticking with what you know, isn’t it. I like a challenge though so will keep plugging away.

  3. 25th January 2015 / 8:40 am

    That looks like a great place for a walk. Sorry to hear about the Tween’s nasty fall and hope he is ok.

    • 25th January 2015 / 9:11 am

      Nothing a week limping & lots of sympathy didn’t mend.

  4. 25th January 2015 / 9:04 am

    Great photos and they really look good in black and white x

  5. 25th January 2015 / 9:22 am

    Lovely photos, my boys all love their boards too, makes walking less of a chore! an easy way to be country kids!

    • 25th January 2015 / 9:50 am

      I think it’s a West Country phase, I couldn’t think of a better activty though, much better than sitting on computers.

  6. 25th January 2015 / 9:50 am

    I tried skateboarding before.. but I just can’t stand it! I mean, stand on it. :>

    I love your shot! ♥

  7. 25th January 2015 / 11:11 am

    Awww it is so nice that they are into skate boarding. My son and I and his dad are all accident prone as well.

    I am also playing with the cams! I really dont know how to move forward but I am trying =)


    • 27th January 2015 / 8:19 pm

      It’s not great having clumsy ones is it!I’m getting there slowly with my camera, so much to remember!

  8. 25th January 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I love the fact that the photos are in B&W it really adds to the story

    Thank you for linking up

  9. 25th January 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous place for a family stroll, gorgeous pics x

  10. 25th January 2015 / 4:44 pm

    These are some lovely B&W photos. Looks like great fun.

  11. 25th January 2015 / 6:16 pm

    Wonderful photos….
    Such a shame about your tween I hope he isn’t too put off x

    • 25th January 2015 / 7:01 pm

      No, quite the opppsite, he wants to save up for a bigger board now!

  12. 25th January 2015 / 7:27 pm

    I am loving my wintery walks at the moment. Skateboards scare me although we were talking about getting J a scooter today.

    • 27th January 2015 / 8:17 pm

      I’ve not got the nerve to try the boys skateboards, the scooters on the other hand….

  13. 25th January 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Ooh the perfect skating, cycling, scooting path! Looks so smooth in black and white! Ouch on the accident front 🙁 #bwphotoproject

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