Monthly Archives: September 2011

Wild Mill Pond

Duncan’s work took him out surveying in North Northumberland and amongst the areas that were looked at was an old mill-pond.  The dam and old sluice marked out the pond end but the rest of the site was now a … Continue reading

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Sculpture and Visits

Last Thursday saw Duncan having a tour around Northumberlandia.  This large landform sculpture has been created at a surface mine (more commonly known as an opencast mine, but technically they are probably different things) just north of Newcastle.  The face … Continue reading

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First 750

The solar panels on our house roof have now generated over 750kWh of electricity in a little under 12 weeks.  It’s not quite as good as anticipated as it has been the gloomiest summer (officially) of recent times.  In fact … Continue reading

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Down by the Pont

At last a sunny Sunday.  A walk down by the river Pont was rewarded by a number of common darters all competing for space along an old wall line.  The immature males were all hunting and basking in the warm … Continue reading

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