Castles from the Air: Glorious Goodrich

Given my previous post – how could I not reblog this… (Castles AND aircraft AND my wonderful wife).

With a different hat on, I fly light aircraft, but even when committing aviation I’ll take any opportunity I can to fly over a castle. An aerial view gives a completely different perspective, and from the sky you can truly appreciate the impact these medieval masterpieces would have had on the people living anywhere near them. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy them, and you get to beat up some clouds too!

Me on Azlan.JPGAslan, my trusty steed!

I thought it would be fun to fly over a castle and then follow it up with a ground visit at the weekend ꟷ which is exactly what I’ll be doing for the final leg of my Big Castle Wander this summer ꟷ and today just such an opportunity arose. So with decent weather forecast I headed to Enstone airfield and my trusty steed, G-AZLN, otherwise known as Aslan.

Goodrich Castle is one of…

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Sunday Drive – Midland Air Museum

Back in February, on a wet and cloudy day (in fact much like today), we took a Sunday drive up to Coventry Airport to visit the Midland Air Museum. This is a really great little place to visit, and I'll do a more in depth post on it later in the year when I can… Continue reading Sunday Drive – Midland Air Museum

A Tale of 3 1/2 Churches (and a Pub!)

Having been inspired by the interest in the post I wrote about going to church, last week's Sunday drive found us exploring some of the beautiful churches to be found in our local area. Red Car, blue sky, green grass, yellow flowers... lovely colours. Who'd have thought a few hours later it'd be snowing!  With… Continue reading A Tale of 3 1/2 Churches (and a Pub!)

Old Memorials (Lens Artists Photo Challenge)

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A Visit to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Brandon Marsh nature reserve is an important site for wetland birds and was designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) in 1973. Since 1989 it has been managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trusts and various voluntary groups. A former sand and gravel quarry, it's located just south of Coventry in Warwickshire and has 92… Continue reading A Visit to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve