Keith on September 25th, 2011

Langdon cliffs is Keith’s local patch in terms of wildlife. On the evening of the 22nd, a quiet still evening, he paid a visit at dusk in the hope of seeing the barn owls.  Several birds who roost in the surrounding scrub were alarm calling, very unusual. On a visit early the following morning he came across [...]

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Keith on September 25th, 2011

As some of you will know we are active members of the Dover transport museum. On the weekend of the 17/18 Sept We were visited by 1,400 cubs and their leaders, pre-arranged. It was all hands to the pumps. 700 per day using the museum as a place to visit and a base  they were transported on a [...]

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Keith on September 4th, 2011

Woke up Sunday to sunshine.  Decided to visit Crathe castle estate and gardens, a National Trust for Scotland property. Our membership of the National trust allows us to visit for free.  Did not bother to go in the castle, we are castled out. Enjoyed the gardens, grounds, oh, and the cat. Tommorrow south to Moffat.

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Keith on September 3rd, 2011

Today the above, we both enjoyed it. Started at 09-30, we left at 16-45.  The main events take place in the arena, several events at the same time.  Tug of war, track events, throwing the hammer, highland dancing, a pipe band. And so it go’es on. Difficult to know what to watch, that is part of [...]

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Keith on September 2nd, 2011

The motor home, trailer and car combined is a little under 12 metres long and about 4.8 tonnes in weight. When driving I try to anticipate, give myself room to manoeuvre, get in the correct lane in plenty of time and be considerate to other road users. The rig is not good in the wet, [...]

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Keith on September 2nd, 2011

We had to kill a bit of time this morning as it is only a short journey to the site at Banchory and we were not allowed to arrive until after 12-00 noon.  As it worked out by the time we did some grocery shopping and fueled up we did not have a lot of [...]

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Keith on September 2nd, 2011

We Sailed from Lerwick on Thursday evening for the return to the mainland.  The crossing was not as smooth as the outward journey but, not uncomfortable. The ferry arrives in Aberdeen at 07-00 and you are allowed to stay on-board until 09-30, so long as your vehicle is driven off, (parking provided on the dock).  This [...]

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Keith on September 1st, 2011

Not many motor bikes. Probably weather related. A lorry with motorway maintenance on the back. No motorways on Shetland. A high proportion of personal number plates, including buses. Young people speak to you, as opposed to grunting. People engage you in conversation and are helpful. Most greet you with the time of day. Very few [...]

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Keith on September 1st, 2011

Ah ah got you.  Just as you thought it was safe to put your anorak away. I will not bore you with details, only because I do not want to hear the groans.  The nice thing about birding on the Shetlands is the ability to get close to the birds.  I have watched birds with the [...]

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