Friday, 30 September 2016

Paxton Pits

With Ann and Miles to Paxton.  There were several herons and lots of ducks at the Pits.  Some first year grebes, as well.  

Sunday, 25 September 2016


To Fowlmere with Miles, not expecting much bird activity.  Plenty of linnets, a kestrel, three buzzards and a water rail.  Also this almost albino deer. 

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Painted Ladies

Sadie and Meredith went to the Gransden Show today and were painted up as a Mermaid and a Dalmatian respectively.  Bits around the mouth were wiped off when removing choccy ...

Monday, 19 September 2016

Bea Gets Gapped

Peter and I checked Bea's valve clearances and renewed the rocker cover gasket.  The plugs were out because we were turning the engine over by hand.  We checked and topped-up the gearbox oil, too.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Beyond the Grave

How people are remembered.  The columns are part of the central church.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Angels With Dirty Faces

Kensal Green Cemetery dates from the mid-C19th and has graves and mausoleums of the great and the good, from Indian Army generals and royal princesses to Anthony Trollope and Charles Babbage.  

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Day Before The Show

The Friday before an air show is usually a good day to visit an airfield, but today was not busy at Duxford.  It was sunny but windy - up to 23 mph gusts.  The aircraft with folded wings is a Grumman Wildcat, known to the British as the Martlet.

In The Hangars

All from the American Air Museum except the centre image, from Hangar 5.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016


To Burwash Pools around midday to catch the Migrant Hawker (top) and the egg-laying pairs of Brown Darters.  

Sunday, 4 September 2016


Engine bays from the car show.  From top: VW 1302S; BMC 'C' series 3-litre in Austin Westminster; V8 2.5 litre in Daimler 250; 950cc in Hillman Stiletto and large V8 in a Chevrolet.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Classic Car Show

Went with Peter to Peterborough for a small show with some interesting cars, but it began to rain heavily at 12.30 so we drove home.  

Friday, 2 September 2016

Wasp Spider

Found and photographed at Paxton Pits today.