Archive for Category: Drone

Working the land

Working the land British harvest The following text is taken from the BBC Countryfile website (URL) By looking back through the history and customs associated with harvest we can see why it is such a crucial date in the country calendar, says Duncan Haskell. The word ‘harvest’ comes from the Old English word hærfest meaning ‘autumn’, […]
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Westbrook Bay

Westbrook Bay Westbrook is a Victorian seaside resort on the Thanet peninsula in the southeast corner of England. It is part of the ribbon development of the north Kent coast between Westgate-on-Sea to the west and Margate to the east. It is approximately 200 metres long with safe shallow bathing conditions. The former Seabathing Hospital overlooks the bay as it was felt that fresh air and […]
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Oare creek

Oare creek Its site was settled in prehistoric times. Successive waves of immigrants arrived by sea, and the Creek, from continental Europe. Predecessors of the Romans were the Belgi. They recognised the importance of what we now know as Standard Quay for imports and exports and had a farm next door at what we now […]
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Upon the sea

Upon the sea The Thanet Wind Farm (also sometimes called Thanet Offshore Wind Farm) is an offshore wind farm 7 miles (11 km) off the coast of Thanet district in Kent, England. On commissioning it was the world’s largest offshore wind farm. It has a nameplate capacity (maximum output) of 300 MW and it cost £780–900 million (US$1.2–1.4 billion). Thanet is one of fifteen Round 2 wind projects announced […]
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Importance of the Drone Code

Importance of the Drone Code With nice cloud formations over the island it was looking good to fly the drone and capture some nice images, after about thirty minutes I heard an approaching helicopter. I immediately started descending the drone from its one hundred metre altitude. Whilst bringing the drone down to thirty metres I […]
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Morning Fog

Morning fog The lovely seaside village of St Margaret’s is set in the heart of White Cliffs Country. It first appeared in the Domesday Book as “Sancta Margharita” with continuing history revolving around its location. From late Victorian times it developed as a holiday resort and retreat for the well-to-do, amongst which Lord Byron, Ian […]
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Island dawn

Island dawn The first Christmas after returning to my home port from my Circumnavigation myself and a few other ‘boats’ dressed ‘ship’ with fairy lights. A tradition I have always done with SV Pinta during out voyages. These days it is an organised event at the Royal Harbour. To read all about my adventures please […]
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Dawn across the marshes

Dawn across the marshes On a beautiful winter morning as the dawn light turns the sky from an immense darkness to a glorious, wonderful sight. From dark blur,dark orange through to a burst of light as the sun rises above he marshland. Step back in time on the trail of Faversham’s Two Creeks and discover […]
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Harbour lights

Harbour light’s The first Christmas after returning to my home port from my Circumnavigation myself and a few other ‘boats’ dressed ‘ship’ with fairy lights. A tradition I have always done with SV Pinta during out voyages. These days it is an organised event at the Royal Harbour. To read all about my adventures please […]
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Island Sunrise

I have sailed our world, I have sailed to over thirty four ports of call, I have sailed to over seventy four locations, I have sailed over fifty thousand nautical miles. It could be said I am authority on sunrises and sunset’s, this one is hard to beat!  
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