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Seen along the South West Coastal Path

Dorset_Mike
Posted 16/10/2020 - 16:53 Link
A few shots taken during a walk along the South West Coastal Path between Teignmouth and Torquay last week end.
1. Cunard's Queen Mary 2 riding out the Covid 19 pandemic.
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2. P&O Cruises' sister ships Ventura and Azura doing the same.
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3. And the following 2 shots - some kind of fungus, I'd be delighted if someone could identify it. The larger specimens were at least 8 inches across. I've never come across them before.
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4. Presumably an immature specimen.
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5. More large ones.
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6. The view along the coast towards Torquay.
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All taken with my Pentax K-5ii and DA55-300 ED. As usual, any comments welcomed, especially regarding the fungi.
Regards,
Mike

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LennyBloke
Posted 16/10/2020 - 17:05 Link
I've not done that walk (yet) Mike, but it's on the list - looks like you had some great weather with some nice results too!

It's weird seeing the cruise ships "ghosting" along, lets hope things can get back to normal(ish) next year
The warm tones of the Fungi shots are really nice - no.5 stands out for me
LennyBloke
Dorset_Mike
Posted 16/10/2020 - 17:14 Link
Thanks, LennyBloke, for your kind comments. I can certainly recommend the South West Coastal Path for its stunning scenery, and the cruise ships just add a little more interest.
Regards,
Mike

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gtis
Posted 16/10/2020 - 19:41 Link
Hi mike
It could be this fungi
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cheers Neil
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Lubbyman
Posted 16/10/2020 - 19:52 Link
The fungus looks like a Parasol. In particular, the ring at the top of the stem looks more like Parasol than The Prince. If it's an older Parasol, the ring can be moved up and down the stem, but presumably it's too late for you to try it (one of them in No. 5 looks like it's slipped a bit). Parasols can get pretty big, I've seen one about a foot tall. My book says that both Parasol and The Prince are edible - but please don't take a bite just on the basis of my tentative identification!

Strange to see all those cruise ships hanging around doing nothing. I thought Weymouth Bay had cornered the market for safe anchorage.

Steve
Dorset_Mike
Posted 17/10/2020 - 16:34 Link
Thanks Neil and Steve for this helpful information. I wasn't tempted to take a bite but I might go back to have another look. I believe that there are still a number of cruise ships in Weymouth Bay (wasn't there a shot of some on this site, or maybe EPhotoZine, very recently?) but we currently have six down here - the three in my post plus three Holland America Line ships in Torbay (just round the far headland in my shot No 6).
Regards,
Mike

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cardiffgareth
Posted 17/10/2020 - 22:10 Link
You have an ace coastline there to shoot
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Dorset_Mike
Posted 18/10/2020 - 12:47 Link
Yours is not exactly shabby either, Gareth.
Regards,
Mike

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K10D
Posted 18/10/2020 - 18:50 Link
Mushrooms and coastal shot steal the show. Great stuff.

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Dorset_Mike
Posted 19/10/2020 - 16:00 Link
Thanks, Gary.
Regards,
Mike

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