Sunday, 19 January 2014

On the Edge, Gliders and Gloucestershire Tour

A beautiful sunny day. Out in the back garden, I saw my first snowdrop of the year.
We went out on a tour of Gloucestershire, firstly via Charfield to pick up a table we'd bought on eBay. Then it was off via Wooton under Edge to Nympsfield Long Barrow - sited on "the edge". This was our view as we got out of the van.
Interpretative sign about the viewpoint. 
You need a good drop for hang gliding… 
The sun shone bright. 
There was a constant procession of gliders across the sky.
Another one. 
Flying away from the sun. 
A viewpoint pointing out various landmarks - the furthest was the Brecon Beacons 50 miles away. 
And another glider right overhead. 
Then it was time for our lunch and a cup of tea. Then we saw this chap playing with his radio-controlled drone. 
Then it was off to Nailsworth - we tried first of all to get there via Horsely but the road was closed, so we went via Selsey and Stroud. Memorable name for a shop.
Grand church overlooking the town square. 
Went for a wander and spotted this Cossack on top of Cossack House in Cossack Square. 
Saw this sticker on a couple of shops. 
Nice artwork…
This alley was three foot wide at most - maybe that's the origin of its name? 
The late afternoon sun lit up the hillside above the town. 
We saw flood defenses in the doorway of this and other shops.
The river ran fast and high through the town.
This day a year ago, the snow lay all about in our Winter Wonderland. 

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