Up to Wigan for work. One evening it actually wasn’t raining, so went for a little walk around the lakes. Took both a Point & Shoot and an Infrared Camera. Liked the views, and the hotel was quite something too.
Had the opportunity to spend the week at Macdonald Hotels Elmers Court, New Forest. It was all part of my work. But we did get chance to wander around the grounds and take a few pics. Some were Infrared, which I was just playing with, those would be the ones that show golden leaves, and grass. The infrared filter was a 590nm filter on a converted camera.
Another walk of the London Loop. Almost, because we went to Rickmansworth and walked to the Coy Carp. This was not actually on the London Loop, but a little side trip. Rickmanswort, down to the canal, then around the Rickmansworth Aerodrome, and back to the canal, to the Coy Carp pub. Lovely walk, I really enjoy walking along the Grand Union Canal.
Next part of the London Loop. We jumped a few sections because the Metropolitan Line is out around Uxbridge so it was decided to do a different section so as not to have difficulty getting to and from it. Anyway this stretch is Hayes & Harlington to Hatton Cross. Not many photos from the first part, even though it was a nice day, the sky is very wishy-washy, as you’ll see in the other photos. But there was some interesting areas around Cranford Park, and the River Crane. There are also a couple of the planes coming into Heathrow Airport. And finally the Green Man Pub in Hatton Cross which dates back to the 1500s. Lovely pub, good food, worth a visit, if you happen to be in that area.
After the buses, we headed to John Lewis, as they have a roof garden open to the public on a trial basis. We were in the area, so had to do it. The views weren’t spectacular, but was worth a visit. They have a coffee shop on the roof as well. It will be interesting to see if they make this a permanent feature.