Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Michael Pick says, ‘We spend so much of our lives thinking back, or looking ahead, and even though a photo captures only one moment in time, with a bit of thought it can freeze the process of moving forward, or the promise of things to come. Your challenge this week is to seal one such moment in amber’ and invites us to share to join the http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/weekly-photo-challenge-future-tense/
I thought this was an impossible task at first, but then I came up with these.

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A connecting extension to a favourite walk.

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On the strip of ground between the river Exe above and the canal, out of sight on the left, Devon County Council are building a new world class outdoor education centre in Exeter. The spiral stairs to the left are the way up the abseil tower which was nearly completed when I took this photo in January and the centre is due to open in April. A real investment in the future.


This is sadly a bit more worrying. The South West Coast Path is a 630 mile walk, one of Britains National Trails. The Devon Red Sandstone section here at Sidmouth which climbs sharply eastwards has been closed because of erosion. The path has become unstable in several places, and some homes are at risk of plunging over the cliff. Diversions are in place for walkers until more permanent plans are made.


23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

  1. You did really well with this difficult challenge, Gilly. The new education centre sounds really exciting. I do hope something can be done to save those houses on the cliff. It must be quite scary for the owners.

  2. Good one Gilly. The education centre does indeed sound like something to look forward to. Hope they can contain the erosion on that trail.

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