Monday, 4 June 2012

Jubilee beacons

We know the view from Bag End is pretty spectacular but I never expected to see two Jubilee Beacons from the garden.

The first, on Sale Fell, is an official beacon organised by Embleton Parish Council.  The second, on top of Skiddaw, wasn't official but looked great  So long as whoever went to the trouble of carrying supplies to the summit took all the rubbish down with them, then good luck to 'em ☺




If we had made the effort to go a mile or so up the road we would have seen three beacons - there was one on Binsey but we can't quite see that from home.


(Suffering bad case of horticultural blog-lag and will get caught up as soon as I can!) 




14 comments:

  1. And wasn't it a beautiful night for it after the rain? Clear as a bell. We saw five other beacons as we lit ours and a lot of fireworks too.

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    1. Thanks Amanda, hope you all had a safe walk off the hill in darkness. The rising moon was fabulous here too but my photos were not :{

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  2. Must be me but I imagined I saw three! Obviously some other sort of lights.

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    1. Sue, you may well have seen three. Sounds like there were a lot about.

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  3. Great to see your local beacons, didn't see any here but did sing with my choir in the jubilee celebrations in Beverley yesterday. Fantastic ,,, and it didn't rain!

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    1. Jill, how lovely to be a part of the celebrations, not just an observer. Well done you :}

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  4. Sorry to learn that the weather is mucking up the celebrations and that the Prince is ailing. I've nothing but admiration for the Queen, bless her, and wish her good health and long life. She is an inspiration to all.

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    1. Thanks Kris. Hope you got to see some of the ceremony - talking to a friend in Missouri it didn't sound like there was a lot of TV coverage in America.

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    2. Quite right - the news here lives and dies on this year's upcoming Presidential election. Booooooorrrrriiiinnnngggggg.

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    3. Kris, the lack of Jubilee coverage has less to do with who gets a chance to clear up the mess/make a bigger mess* for the next four years, and more to do with the fact that the world STARTS at the East Coast and STOPS at the West Coast. For the rest of it, There Be Dragons. Surely you knew that?


      * guess that depends upon whether you're a Democrat or Republican?

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  5. It was beacon mania round here too. We could see at least three on the pennines, and two of our neighbouring villages had them (both within about 1 mile of here), but neither were visible to us - both are lower anyway, so I couldn't really see the point. I guess it looked nice and twinkly from space though!

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    1. You're so high up CB, you should have had one of your own {chortle}

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  6. We could see two from here, but none of the numerous others were visible due to cloud and positioning!
    Good job it wasn't beacon night on Sunday - it threw it down ALL day and all night! :-(

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