January 2018 Outing

Greenwich Trip Report Thursday 18 January 2018

12 hardy club members ignored the windy conditions overnight on Wednesday and set off on a photographic trip to Greenwich. Some travelled there by car and others took the train from Billericay (at times varying from 6 am to 9.30 am)

Although we did not all get together until lunchtime we all managed to visit:

  • Greenwich Park hill for extensive views over the Old Royal Naval College, River Thames and Docklands
  • The National Maritime Museum
  • The Queen’s House, Greenwich – where a number of us took the obligatory photograph of the Tulip Staircase
  • The Old Royal Naval College including the Painted Hall (currently obscured by scaffolding) and chapel
  • Greenwich foot tunnel
  • Views from the far side of the Thames of the Greenwich buildings

We all enjoyed a relaxing lunch at Bill’s in Greenwich centre, although we lost our Chairman at this stage as he had to rush off to a prior engagement.

After lunch some of the group ventured further afield and headed in the direction of the O2 with the promise from Bob of great things to photograph. Those who had arrived early in the morning set off home at about 4 pm thus avoiding the torrential downpour that occurred late in the afternoon.

Whilst our images in trip competitions normally show great variety it is apparent, on this occasion, that a number of iconic viewpoints appealed to many of our members. So our judge, Dave Hussey will have to weigh the differing merits of various panoramic shots from the hill, a few tulip staircases, tunnels and “ships in bottles”

Stephen Stringer

Deputy Chairman

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