Monthly Archives: July 2011

Caterpillars Beware

Saturday saw us at the top of Blake Fell at the far west of the Lake District hills.  The views were a little hazy but extended along the Cumbrian coast and inland to the hills around Buttermere and Ennerdale.  However, … Continue reading

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Up the Coquet

Duncan spent the afternoon up the Coquet valley in Northumberland visiting an archaeological excavation at an old mill site at Barrowburn.  The excavation has revealed much of interest and also much to puzzle those trying to make sense of the … Continue reading

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Orchid out of place

A trip out yesterday (by Duncan) near Ebchester on the border of Northumberland and County Durham turned up an unexpected find.  Dune helleborine (Epipactis dunensis) is usually to be found on the coast, as the name would suggest, or locally … Continue reading

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Good Solar Day

It was our best day so far on the solar panels.  With a day of unbroken sunshine it was, at last, a chance to see what might be produced in ideal conditions.  Almost 18kW were produced, 2kW more than the … Continue reading

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Matfen Meadow

I (Sally) cycled to Matfen for the paper this morning but got the opening times wrong so had an hour to kill.  I cycled an extra few miles and then spent a little while exploring the meadow on the green … Continue reading

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