Saturday, 28 January 2012

Dedicated but Sad

I had a spare 30 mins in between family taxi duties today so determined to find my local trig that had eluded me a few years ago.  Got it this time - yay!
12 01 29 TP3092 - Exwick Barton Trig
Nice plug.
12 01 29 TP3092 - Exwick Barton Trig - Plug Intact
And to prove I was there (or at least my eye was)...
12 01 29 TP3092 - Exwick Barton Trig
Texted this phot to my husband who was at the rugby. His response "dedicated but sad xxx". Suppose that sums me up eh?

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Windy Trig

A lovely, easy bag today.  The easy ones are obviously running out and each trig is going to be more of an expedition from now on.  I can cope with that but not sure if my teenagers will be so accommodating.  They are currently bribable with coffee post-trig but I think it may require more in the future.  It won't be long before iPads are mentioned...

Anyway, I present TP4888, Monklands.
12 01 22 TP4888 - Monklands Trig
It was a tad breezy.
12 01 22 TP4888 - Monklands in the Wind

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Roger Makes the World Go Round

My husband is quite keen (obsessed?) by Apollo and all things lunarish.  For some reason - educational I think (he's a school teacher) - he decided to make a moon on Friday night.  But you can't have a moon without an earth for it to orbit; and to put its size in context.  So blow me down, it's Friday night and the geo geek in the house is not me for a change.
12 01 20 Rog makes the world go round
We had the world by lunchtime today.
12 01 21 Globe
And the moon shortly after.  The world also inherited a stand on which it spins (albeit tentatively with a lot of tlc from its handler).  And for all those at home who want to have a go themselves - I know you're itching to - the link is here.
12 01 21 Earth and moon
To put the distance in context, the moon should be 3.1m away from the earth.  But then it'd be sitting on top of the cooker and you'd never see it.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Passive and Active

Took the girls for a New Year's treat to Exmouth yesterday. They thought we were just going for a stroll and coffee by the sea front but surely they know me better by now? Our first find was a passive station - otherwise called a bolt in pavement. They were terribly unimpressed as can be seen by the second picture in which they are disowning me by walking off. I suppose it does look a bit odd your mother taking photos of the pavement.
12 01 02 TP0344 - Exmouth Promenade (2)
12 01 02 TP0344 - Exmouth Promenade (1)
The next, again very easy, find was on the old RNLI building. Obviously an active station this time.
12 01 02 TP7642 - Exmouth
The girls had given up and were sat in the car by this stage. I ask you.