Boston Outing Report
24th January 2020
Ten of us went to Boston and it was a long drive nearly 3 hours. We arrived with strong wind and rain so we walked to the St Botolphs Church, called the Stump, and spent time there. Built in 1612 it was damaged by militant local puritans. Later we went to the Guildhall where some of the Pilgrims were put in prison for a month because they tried to sail to Holland, see below.
Trinity Buoy & Docklands Trip Report
20th January 2020
12 of us went to the outing, most of us went by train to Stratford then to North Greenwich.
The ferry to the wharf was leaving in a few minutes when we arrived so no time to take any photographs at North Greenwich and the Millennium Dome. The ferry to Trinity Buoy Wharf was interesting, a great service that most people don’t know about.
Extended outing to Bamburgh
28th November 2019
12 of us were to go but only 6 of us actually went. Most others not well.
Three of us went early, one to Kings Cross and St Pancras, two to Hyde Park. It is great that we all go to where we want and when we want.
Ashbridge Estate Visit
31st October 2019
9 of us went to Ashridge Estate on Thursday 31 October 2019. Most of us left about 7 am and the journey on the M25 wasn’t bad at all. We were hoping for autumn colours but it was generally still very green. So it was a challenging for photography but there were plenty of fungi. And when we arrived it was very cold. But it warmed up and despite the weather forecast it was mostly sunny and bright all day.
Olympic Park & Brick Lane Outing
Monday 30th September 2019
12 of us went to Stratford and East London and it was a great trip.
There were plenty of images in the Olympic Park, buildings, rivers and canals, reflections, towers and people.
Lunch a Pizza pub by the canal and some great beers if you like real ale.
Saturday 10th August 2019
Having seen a weather forecast that predicted winds of up to 55mph from the south west for Saturday 10 August, I decided that now would be a good time to visit Newhaven on the south coast to photograph the waves. I checked the tides and, as luck would have it, high tide was due at 07.35 shortly after sunrise. High tide was necessary as I wished to photograph storm waves breaking over the jetty and the lighthouse. All the omens were good.
Monday 13th August 2019
Thirteen of us went to Covehithe in Suffolk. It was cloudy and grey on the route but sun and clouds looked good when we arrived. We were told that it was going to rain in 45 minutes. It didn’t look like that but we took our rain jackets and that was a good move.
Wicken Fen Outing
Monday 22 July 2019
A challenging outing for photography. Sixteen of us went to the Fen and it was a boiling sunny day, one of the hottest days of the year or even ever!
Wakehurst Gardens Outing
Monday 17th June 2019
10 of us went first to Holly Farm to see Stephen Dalton, a famous photographer who takes images of insects in flight.
Osprey Hide Rutland Outing
Monday 13th May 2019
Four of us went to the River Gwash Trout Farm in Rutland on 13th May and then again on 10th June.
Photofold Camera Club Trip to the Lake District 1st to 7th May 2010
For the club’s annual multi-day trip this year we chose Ambleside in Cumbria. This is an excellent central venue for exploring the central and southern lakes and also has the advantage of many hotels, guesthouses and restaurants. 11 of us travelled north on the morning of Wednesday 1 May (after club night on Tuesday) in 5 cars and stayed in 5 different hotels (no one hotel could cope with 11 single bookings).