The last few days have had glorious weather and I have been swimming in (not very) cold water a few times. It’s just the thing to make you feel really full of life.
It’s 50 years since a group of undergraduates from the Cambridge University Astronomical Society had a holiday surveying megalithic sites in Argyll to investigate possible astronomical alignments. It was a lot of fun, and we even wrote it up and the results were published in a paper in Nature 253, 431‑433 (1975) which was probably something of an achievement at the time, though I’m not sure that we realised how much!
We had a great time meeting up and revisiting old haunts in the area.
I recently attended the Annual Gathering at my college for those who matriculated in 1972 and 1973. It was very enjoyable, and great to be back with old friends in very familiar surroundings after such a long time.
After a period of rather sporadic posts on here, I am finally (I think) in a fit state of mind to post a bit more stuff, and catch up with some of the things that might have been posted at the time. The last few years have been hard for many people, and though physically I have been fine, the effect of lockdowns and the abysmal behaviour of many governments in particular depressed me greatly. Let’s hope that people are never daft enough to let it happen again.
Somewhat unexpected snow.
Crocuses in the park in Kirkcudbright. A spring like start to our caravan season.
An unexpected visit to Newcastle upon Tyne for Marwyn. Did a bit of sightseeing too and liked this indoor market.
Great to be able to be back at normal live concerts again. This was Session A9. Fabulous.
I was on the way to the Lothians Radio Society Christmas curry. Here are the lights of the Princes Street fair, together with part of Waverley Station. I don’t appreciate the sights of Edinburgh enough!
Posts have been sparse this year. I am really pleased with my telescope but haven’t yet taken any more photos that I consider to be worth posting about. Most communication is directly with friends and family, which is definitely what I prefer; I have pretty well had enough of social media. I’m looking forward to a peaceful festive season and hoping for a better New Year for everyone.