Extreme Armchair Internet Stalking

This has been entertaining me tonight – Flightradar24.com

Zoom right in and see all the planes queuing up to land at Heathrow

Find out where that one over the north sea is heading (Chicago, from Schiphol!)

See what’s flying over your house, in real time

Click on each plane to see the Top Trump details

… and isn’t it amazing to see how many planes are up there!

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Notes from Lindisfarne trip 18-11-12

I love Holy Island [near Berwick-upon-Tweed, AKA Lindisfarne].

I used to live in the area and was a regular visitor then, but I fell in love with it during a visit many years earlier with friends. Over the years, over repeated visits, I keep discovering new places – something still surprising considering the place only covers about 2 square miles.

Last Sunday, we travelled early to catch sunrise at the tidal causeway.  The weather was expected to be calm, clear and cold, so we were both wrapped up in several layers. Parking at the causeway carpark, we walked as far as we could across the causeway (photo).  Brian set up his tripod & took photos.

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Three views : the Lindisfarne experiment

We visited Lindisfarne yesterday and one of the missions was to take our own version of this photo by David Byrne, the controversial winner-then-loser of the Landscape Photographer of the Year (Brian’s pic of Long Meg was awarded a “commended”).

 

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