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by Tim Wright - 18:09 on 11 September 2013

Seven of us met at Wideford Hill this afternoon with Glorious Sunshine at the top (although it wasn't visible through the fog and rain.!) a quick retreat to Kirkwall and the Wireless Museum followed. It is a fascinating place well worth an hour on a wet day .Lots of old radios many of which one remembers from one's youth plus a Juke Box from "Charlie's Café" alongside a lot of radios used in the war .Books of old photos from the building of the Barriers and various airports around Orkney in the war. Two gems ,firstly Sally's old Radio gifted to the Museum when the crystal wouldn't work anymore and she was forced to buy a modern replacement .Secondly , Bill Wright and Ed Holt were calling up Radio Hams world wide as part of the Science festival. They spoke to someone in Dortmund while we were there who told us they were enjoying the same weather as us. So far this week the furthest contact had been the USA.
Tea was then taken at Westbank, with beautiful meringues and cream and Chocolate Brownies all made by Phylida.
Contributions from the last outing , to the Boys Ploughing Match, were looked at with one Ploughman, controlling a yellow plough, starring in no less than three photos .Plenty of great pictures down on the Sands as the sun was so kind after such a poor start to the day.Some excellent photos of the Horses looking suitably resplendent  and in some cases rather bored.
Then onto Beach/Sand the project for the month. Lots of lovely Orkney and Shetland beaches both in close up of seaweed and rocks as well as plants found on the shore. Well done all who contributed.
The next meeting is October 16th at 2pm when we meet at Yesnaby .Then after maybe to the Merkister or the Standing Stones for tea and cake. I arrive back from holiday on 14th late ,so jot down the date now as the reminder will be later than usual .The project this month is "Brown". Plenty of autumnal shades of brown and many of golden brown fields of barley at present.
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