April 2021 Outing

The Marks Hall Outing Report

There were 15 members who went to Marks Hall from Tuesday 13th to Friday 23rd April.

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October 2020 Outing

The Tollesbury Outing Report

23rd October 2020

14 members and partners went to the Tollesbury area on 23rd October 2020, and all kept the distancing rules.

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September 2020 Outing

Hatfield Forest Outing Report

25th September 2020

It seemed an awful day, rain and wind as we left around 8.00 and 8.30 am, about an hour to arrive at the Forest. As we were near the forest, the rain stopped and the weather was not bad for the rest of the day. We all had to book in advance for the car park and there about 12 members who arrived. We all kept good distance.

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February 2020 Outing

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.

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January 2020 Outing

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. 

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December 2019 Bamburgh Outing

Extended outing to Bamburgh

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November 2019 Outing

London Outing

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.

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October 2019 Outing

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.

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September 2019 Outing

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.

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August 2019 Outing (2)

Newhaven Trip

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.

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August 2019 Outing

Covehithe Outing

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.

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July 2019 Outing

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!

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