AGBO Rally 2015

Paid my annual visit to the AGBO Rally at Weston Park last Sunday. Weather was cold but sunny and we got a fair few different shots for a change…

Pug 205
Pug 205

Because of safety concerns there was a great deal more protection for spectators than previous years. this made photos harder but still managed some decent shots ;)

Slide!
Slide!

It’s a shame but this is the way that motorpsort is going….but at £10 per car it was still a decent day out!

Corsa
Corsa

Mach Loop Trip!

Took a trip to the Mach loop yesterday and snagged a few photos….

The climb!
The climb!

That’s the climb up to where we had decided to stay for a decent vantage point. It took us 2 hours to drive to the place and then a further hour to climb up! By the time we had got there it was 11am but we hadn’t missed a plane yet ;)
After a short wait the first plane to show up was a Hawk

Hawk
Hawk

After a bit we got a treat as a Hercules showed up! First time for me through the low level flying area!!!

Hercules
Hercules

Then it was a few more Hawks including the anniversary marked Hawk and was quite a nice time to take in the scenery and watch the fast jets

Anniversary Hawk
Anniversary Hawk

And then we got a lovely surprise – a Tonka GR4 showed up for a pass. Don’t get to see Tornado’s very often these days, this one a bit grubby but still good to see!

Tornado GR4
Tornado GR4

Another couple of Hawks and our day was done. Thoroughly enjoyable but I’m aching today!

The set is on Flickr HERE

Plugiator ASX

Managed to pick up a Plugiator ASX last week… it’s basically a hardware plug in synth that is fitted into a CME keyboard to make a stand alone synth. It was a bargain at £60 plus £12.00 postage next day, especially after I managed to snag a used but good condition CME UF-50 for £25!

Plugiator ASX
Plugiator ASX

I plugged everything in and was able to connect via USB and register everything
easily and off we went. The sound is great nice and clean and great. Spent about 4 hours playing before I even noticed the time! So all in all very pleased with the purchase. I’ll be putting some demos up shortly! I have 4 plugins and will look to get the extra plugins shortly!!!

CME UF-50
CME UF-50

Right off to play some more!

Keighley Steam Trip

Went to see some steam trains on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway last Friday…
Really enjoyed it, it’s a short journey (under 6 miles) but a decent showing. We managed a fair few trips up and down but the weather was cold and the sun low so pics were difficult to take. A couple of the best processed ones are below and more are on my Flickr

Wells
Wells
75078
75078

Finally it was very pleasing to see the event really well attended. Good show all around! Will deffo go again when I get chance

Double-Header
Double-Header

Valentines Weekend and Ribblehead ;)

Well we decided to go away for Valentines weekend – booked a great log cabin with a hot tub and also visited the Ribblehead Viaduct.

The log cabin was excellent, situated near Clitheroe I’d recommend it to anyone. Sleeps 4 and with an outdoor hot tub we really enjoyed the peace and quiet and stunning views across the valley towards Clitheroe. To see the cabin the link is
HERE

On the Saturday we took a trip over to the Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire. I’ve never been to see it before , but travelled over it. The light was nice and got a few decent pics!

Ribblehead Viaduct
Ribblehead Viaduct

Spent a night in Blackpool, but that was disappointing and then home via Sian’s brothers….excellent time would love to spend some time up there again soon!

Puma going forward in 2015 ;)

I’ve started getting some stuff together for Petra in 2015. I’ve got the bits to sort out the heated front screen on the way, and then I’ve some great plans to help her look amazing! One thing I’m probably going to farm out is the rust on the rear arch, possibly a gearbox swap too ;)

Petra tyre swap...
Petra tyre swap…

Plans for 2015!

Just a quick post about some of my plans for 2015!

Photo website upgrades and plans are afoot, so I won’t really comment about those, I’m going to launch a music based website too! There will be some downloads etc. available from there…

Petra puma will be having some work done to improve her,  she’s running really well at moment but I do need to sort out the heated front screen and a few other niggles! Then some upgrades ;)

Otherwise I also have a load of plans which I will reveal as and when the time is right!!!