Sunday, 18 October 2020

Brightlingsea












Ann had booked a birdwatching trip on the Hydrogen, a Thames barge.  I had a coffee at the Beachbox, and damn fine coffee it was!  Then I wandered around the dock looking for images and did not notice the rising tide, which eventually came all the way up to the blue shelter (Pic.2).  I took off my shoes and socks and waded through to sit in the shelter and wait for Ann, although the fixed part of the walkway (Pic.8) was by then underwater.  She wasn't able to disembark until half an hour after the due arrival time.   

 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Clacton Calling!











 Staying an extra night at Clacton to use up Ann's Travelodge bookings not used because of Covid-19 we visited the sea front and under the pier, of course.

 

Friday, 9 October 2020

Fungi at Brandon









I particularly liked the orange staghorn mushrooms.

 

Monday, 5 October 2020

In The Hangars









Some images from Old Warden yesterday, and one by Sadie of me photographing her.

 

Sunday, 4 October 2020

Air Show Cancelled








I'd planned to go to the Race Day Air Show at Old Warden today, but yesterday afternoon they cancelled it.  From the top two photos you can see why.  The rain was travelling sideways and the grass runways were sodden.  I took Sadie and she brought her camera.  Although she's been to the Swiss Garden before, and to the museum with the Brownies, this was her first chance to compare it to Duxford.  In one of the pictures she is standing beside an airship propeller which must have been twelve feet in diameter!  She commented on all the oil drip trays under the engines of the cars, bikes and aeroplanes on display.  The staff today were very cheerful and chatty.