Sunday, 30 August 2009

Ruth 1 - Trig Pillar 1

On holiday in Monmouthshire dragged the family off to find a local trig pillar, TP6137. This was an easy find with nice views.

Not so good was trying to find TP2148 which was hidden in brambles on the top of the wooded hill. Humph. I would have investigated further but (a) the kids weren't in suitable shoes and (b) I had left my machete at home. Next time eh?

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Washington DC

Sorry for airgap between posts (in case anyone noticed). Have just been to the US for a geeky-space holiday with my husband. Please note, in this context he is the geek, not me.

Enjoyed wandering up the Mall and spotted this wonderful plant.

We spent hours in the National Air and Space Museum (hours, hours and hours) but between the command modules and lunar artifacts I found an exhibition on 'Looking at Earth' once again marvelling at how far we've come from this

to this (realtime satellite images).