Author Archives: John Davis

March 2019 Outing

Colchester Zoo Outing Thursday 28th March 2019 Twelve of us went to the zoo, mostly at the start on 9.30. It was a popular location and lots of photo opportunities. The challenge was to avoid the reflections on the glass. … Continue reading

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February 2019 Outing

Chatham Historic Dockyard Outing 25th February 2019 10 of us went to the Chatham Historic Dockyard , a very good location and perfect weather. Quite difficult to get very original shots but our members usually surprise me. The submarine tour … Continue reading

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January 2019 Outing

Gunners Park 31 Jan 2019 Outing Notes Ten members went to Gunners Park and Shoeburyness. Some of us got to the submarine boom at Shoeburyness just before sunrise. It was very cold, thick frost but no wind so the sea … Continue reading

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December 2018 Outing

Hyde Hall December 2018 Outing Our December outing on 10 December was close to home at Hyde Hall, an RHS garden. As they only opened at 10am, closing at 4pm, our early start enthusiasts had to curb their enthusiasm and … Continue reading

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November 2018 Outing

Framlingham Castle & Woodbridge Outing 19th November 2018 A small group this time, just five of us, and we left at a reasonable time. The weather forecast was not great and when we arrived at Framlingham it was quite dull … Continue reading

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October 2018 Outing

16 of us went to Windsor Great Park on Monday 29th October. We chose a good day for the weather. A sunny day, quite cold but not too bad, and very light wind. The journey could have been better but … Continue reading

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September 2018 Outing

Polesden Lacey (National Trust):- Monday 24th September 2018. Sickness (and meetings with the Builder) struck the early car, so the “Dream Team” of Steve Stringer, Ray Waters and Chris Wooldridge were all removed from occupying the M25 at 5:00am and … Continue reading

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July 2018 Outing

Devils Dyke and Borde Hill Gardens Report Monday 23rd July. An early start for some of us to the Devils Dyke near Brighton, a National Trust area on the South Downs. A very spectacular area with great views, though they … Continue reading

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June 2018 Outing

Elmley Marsh Report Eleven of us went to Elmley Marshes on 25th June 2018 and as it happened it was the hottest day of the year, although quite a few even hotter since then. There is a long gravel drive … Continue reading

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May 2018 Outing

Romney Marshes Outing Report 14 May 2018 Eight of us went to the Marsh. The weather forecast was not great but actually it was better than we expected. So some of us left at 6.15 am and arrived reasonably early … Continue reading

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April 2018 Dorset Outing

Photofold trip to Dorset Wednesday 11 April to Saturday 14 April 2018 14 club members travelled down to Wareham in Dorset for a 3 night photography trip. 12 of us stayed (and completely filled) The Red Lion Hotel in central … Continue reading

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April 2018 Outing

Mersea Island Outing Thursday 26 April 2018 Nine of us went on the outing. Some left at 6.30 am in order to get there with the sun coming up over the beach huts. But as always it is hard to … Continue reading

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