Sunday photos

May 12, 2019

By the time this is published I should be in Menorca for a week’sholiday with friends. These photos were’not taken on Menorca though, if only because I’ll be arriving on Saturday night. This lot were taken on La Palma, at the old airport and along the LP1 footpath. The insects were really enjoying the spring flowers. While I’m on Menorca, I hope to go walking in the Albufera des Grau…

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Sunday photos

April 24, 2019

I’ve had a very busy few days. I’ve now finished my course and renewed my starlight guide qualification. I’ve been the guide for 3 cruise ship excursions and three film crews. Well, one lot was scouting for locations to use in an upcoming film, and for the first time I saw the ventilation tunnels under GTC. They’re wonderfully atmospheric, and I think I might write a murder down there one…

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Sunday Photos: The solar system and the Large Size Telescope

March 4, 2019

On Saturday I brought up my model solar system for my clients. The sun is too small. to be in scale with the planets, it ought to be 4m in diameter, but that’s rather inconvenient to fit in the car. The first four planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are marbles and too small to see in the photograph, but the girl in the foreground is holding up the Earth….

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Sunday photo: Chai snoozing

February 25, 2019

In case you’re puzzled, she’s got her frontlegs crossed. the pink fur and ribbon thing is her favourite toy, which she carries around the house with her, like a toddler with a teddy bear. Yes, I know I’m posting a lot of photos of Chai. She’s extemely photogenic. In other news, work continues slowly but surely on the book. I’ll get there! But carnival is coming and I’ll probably take…

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Photo of the week: Curiosity

A cat looking down the toilet.
February 10, 2019

Chai Latte is still extremely curious about liquids, including a flushing toilet. On Tuesday my car broke down on the way to the observatory. Luckily I was able to limp to the workshop and I got the car back on Wednesday. I’m poorer now of course, but it could have been worse. And I’m still working on the next edition of the observatory book. I don’t get much done each…

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Photo of the week: The Rhino Rock

The rhinocerous rock, Tijarafe
February 3, 2019

This rock is on the main road just south of Tijarafe. I’ve seen it lots of times before, but I really like the backlight in this photo. In other news, I’ve recovered from the flu, and dealt with the backlog caused by the flu, and I’ve started work on the third edition of the observatory guide book again.

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