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Posts related to the New Forest, Hampshire, England

The Double Cluster

The Double Cluster

I am very pleased with my first image from iTelescope¬†of the famous double cluster in Perseus. I have not yet managed to unpack my telescope and CCD camera since we moved here. On the rare occasions that I have had time to think about practical…

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Red Arrows

The Red Arrows

The end of Cowes Week (a huge yachting event in the Solent) there are celebrations, with big parties, fireworks and this year a flying display from the RAF's Red Arrows and the simultaneous departure of the "three Queens" (the Cunard liners Queen Mary 2, Queen…

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Wild Fire

The Forest on Fire

I was on my way back from a great walk down to the sea when I spotted a thin column of smoke in the forest up ahead. I was surpised that anyone would risk a bonfire in such dry conditions, and hurried to check that…

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Lightning

Lightning at Lepe

I saw that a line of thunderstorms was crossing the English Channel and heading our way. I thought I would try to capture some drama, and lightning, with my camera and hoped to catch a storm approaching over the Isle of Wight and crossing the…

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Snow, Ice and Thaw

Tom's Down in Snow

After several days of bitterly cold winds, warmer, moister air started to move in from the South on Thursday, resulting in heavy snow. This area has any snowfall, on average, for less than 4 days a year and snow on the ground maybe once or…

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A New Beginning

It's time for a new beginning, at least for this blog. We made a major move in August, from Surrey to the New Forest. Without rehearsing the details, it took nine months of toil and pain to finally sell the house, complete the purchase and…

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