Thursday, September 15, 2011

Airship

It started as a dazzling September day and I made an early morning visit into Damyns Hall airfield just outside London, where the Good Year airship was readying to fly off to Manchester to cover the football.

It's big enough but flies quite slowly and must be a handful in any strong wind.

Back to a very unexpected award in the mail from PADI for twenty years as an instructor member and then shower and change for several council meetings this afternoon. Meanwhile. here's a view of the Canvey Island oil refinery on the way past. From there you can clearly see the start of Thanet's chalk cliffs reflecting the light from Minnis Bay.

From time to time you can see the cooling tower from the Stoke power station on the Isle of Grain, sticking-up on the western horizon past the Isle of Sheppey and opposite Sheerness. It's a feature to be avoided on a foggy day as it's on a direct route from Stapleford back into Thanet. (Click the image to enlarge)


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