Michael L. Roach
This is an ideal time of the year to photograph trains in the wonderful British countryside. It is more than two months since the longest day, and the sun is not so high in the sky at mid-day. The sun is still strong and bright but the shadows are not so harsh as they were around the time of the Summer Solstice, 21 June, and dry weather is assured for a few more days. The CRS website is lucky to have a number of highly competent photographers contributing their latest photos for publication; thank you one and all gentlemen.
The Government and the Met Office both think that the West Country stretches from Lands End to the farthest corner of Gloucestershire at Chipping Campden which is more than 250 miles. In that huge area there are a large number of weather stations recording the highs and lows, including some in less well-known places like Liscombe, North Wyke and Lower Rissington. Some places like Exeter Airport and Almondsbury appear regularly in the daily list of highs, lows, rainfall and sunshine figures. The town of Camborne also has a weather station on its western outskirts and this week has recorded the highest sunshine figures in the West Country on no less than six consecutive days, as follows: Monday 6.9 hours, Tuesday 11.7, Wednesday 12.0, Thursday 11.9, Friday 10.0 and Saturday 10.7 hours.
On Sunday evening, 29th August, the blocking high pressure is still in position, and the sun shone all day at Camborne from dawn at 06.31 to sunset at 20.11. Can Camborne make it seven days in a row ? Watch this space.
MLR / 29 August 2021
Cornish Riviera Express