All hail

All hail - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a beautiful blue sky; so blue we are tempted up to Noup Head along the rutted track and past the farm animals scattered over the hillside. Suddenly the sky is cleaved into two, with intense dark clouds on the horizon billowing over us. Then the hailstones come and I’m a figure of comedy as I stuff my camera unceremoniously up my jumper.

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