Cheddar Gorge

This weekend saw us camping in Cheddar Gorge with a number of families from our village. Hot, hot, hot but at least the caves were nice and cool when went exploring in them.

Sandwiches at the top of Jacob’s Ladder.

Ice cream reward.

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The Signalman

I found an old rusty Signalman train badge and thought it would be perfect to fix to my ham radio receiver and
Morse decoder. I always like to name my projects and Signalman is perfect.
I burnt my finger whilst cutting the clasp off the back but it covers a nasty scratch on the box (the dangers of taking projects out and about I guess) and that is how the Signalman got its name.
Still loving the handset despite some funny looks when I’m out with it. Today whilst out walking I was able to pick up a couple of old gentlemen talking about building their own radios. I love listening in to snapshots of people’s lives like this. It’s like I’m fishing for good conversations with the Signalman being my net.

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Back to Bangor

We’re back from visiting our old university town of Bangor after a break of nearly 20 years. The place has changed a great deal since we were last there but there were some pockets of familiarity still left in the town to discover.

Bangor Pier

I was able to have a wonder around my old department and to be honest the place hasn’t changed one bit. It even smelt the same as you walked in.

Bangor SAFS

We also ventured up the hill to the Main Arts building and had an explore around there too. This was where I sat my exams and I remember one hall in particular had a great mural to stare at should you ever look up from your papers. We found it whilst wondering the corridors. I remember seeing The Lightening Seed play on this stage, Charlie liked that very much as he’s rather keen on the band too.

Bangor University Mural

We also explored Snowdonia and other areas too. Whilst visiting Beaumaris over on Anglesey we just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see Blue peter filming at the life boat station there. So this week the Whitworths may make a brief appearance on your screens!

Blue Peter Filming

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