Thursday 28 September 2017

Rainbow over the Village

I had just come home from work  when I noticed a rainbow over the village with some threatening clouds behind it

Tuesday 26 September 2017


View from the Flat

One of the reasons I had visited Dundee was to Take my son up to the job he was starting . He was given a flat to stay in for a couple of weeks and here are some views from the window. The flat over looked the old Victoria Docks

 Looking east you see along the docks and below HMS Unicorn 

 City Quay is a precinct that comprises of shops restaurants and small businesses
 And last the West end of the dock
 This was looking out of the flat to the window

 Looking out of the bedroom window I stayed in you could see the Tay Road bridge while in the distance you can make out the Tay Railway bridge
 Going down the dockside the Ship I showed from the window

 Across from the Quay the block of flats

East along the docks 

And finally West

You might have noticed it was very overcast in the photos well this was the reason

  When I went home the next day I encountered this lot and if I had left it any later I would have spent another night in Dundee.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Thursday 21 September 2017

Moon Shoots

I bought the Canon Powershot SX730 a few weeks ago & decided to try out the zoom. Now I have taken photos of the moon before with my old SX240 but they did not come out like these

 The moon was out in the evening sky when I took these photos

 You can clearly see the craters on this view

 And more lower down

Don't think I ever noticed my photos this of the moon this clear before

This is a stitch of the last two

A week or so later I took the full moon in the night sky
Happy Skywatch

Tuesday 19 September 2017


Discovery Point Dundee

One of the places I visited in Dundee was Discovery Point, it was built back in 1986 to take the ship RRS Discovery. I think it is built on the old Camperdown Docks  

Looking from across the Roundabout you can see the Discovery and the Museum
The compass points at Discovery Point
RRS Discovery you can read about my visit to it here
The Museum from the waterside 

This was a drinking fountain, not sure if it is still used as one though

This is a commemoration of the  Long distance Seaplane Record  that started off from near this location. I might add during the Second World War Flying Boats were stationed around here

The River Tay looking towards the Tay Railway bridge
I will bring more from the city next week
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Thursday 14 September 2017

Balloon Time

There was a Balloon festival in the Village the other week and this time there were more balloons than ever and more colourful as well. These are the ones which flew over.

The Virgin Balloon

Happy People enjoying the flight

Flame on with this one
Another fly's gracefully past
Not see the green one before

But it went right over my head

BT Sport
Three in the air
One above the other

Out of all the Balloons that went over I have only seen two of them before. I wonder if there will be more next year