Fantastic Aerial photographs from yesterday.
The fourth image is my favourite, what a view!
I also wonder Mike, who is our anonymous in house artist?
Could it be Banksy?
No Mike, it was Chris Teasdale. You can see his name on the RSS feed, please pay attention dear fellow. A little too much Tenerife sun perhaps, for our esteemed former Chairman.
Good evening fellow aviators.
I simply couldn’t resist the temptation to visit the Park today, and experience its snow covered splendour.
The park is still inaccessible by car, but is of course perfectly accessible by the intrepid adventurer who enjoys a good walk.
I took some photos of my visit to share with you all.
Hope you enjoy them.
The track leading to the park, is passable by only the most capable of 4×4’s.
The track up to the park feels much steeper on foot than it does in the car!
The view from the top of the track, was well worth the effort made walking up it.
The photograph below is of a snowdrift. On this short section of the track the snow has built up to 3ft deep! Thats the club hangar you can see in the distance, it’s well clear of the snowdrift fortunately.
The club house / hangar was surprisingly clear of snow. The snow around the building perimeter only a few inches deep.
The airfield was literally gleaming in the winter sun, and was breathtaking to see. It felt more like a mountain plateau than an airfield.
Good afternoon fellow aviators.
Mere is resplendent in a thick blanket of crisp white snow. Mere is approximately 3 miles South West of the Park. It has snowed here all day, and is still snowing as I type this blog update.
The B3095 Road used to access to the Park is closed due to the snow. I spoke to a highways officer at the Mere entrance to the B3095 at 16:30 today, and he confirmed the snow was up to six feet deep in some places, due to high winds blowing snow across the fields, and much of this snow then building up between the hedge rows and fences that line the B3095.
A snow plough is en-route, and the road is expected to be clear by the morning. However with low forecast temperature tonight and tomorrow, driving conditions in this area are likely to be challenging.
Wonderful weather for bracing walks, and building snowmen, but not weather best suited for travel.
Picture below is St Michaels Church in Mere, I took it this afternoon while enjoying a very pleasant amble in the snow. Hope you all managed to keep warm and comfortable today, and also made the most of the days seasonal snowy treat.