Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Dateline Yorkshire Friday 21st

Got to Kings Cross early (delays on Victoria tube did not happen). We were booked on an 1100 train to York, but hopped the earlier Aberdeen train instead.
These trains hike along - up to 125mph at peak. It's deceptive - until you try to photograph out the window! Fast shutter speeds are essential. Big pressure changes in tunnels - hard on the older eardrum.
Farming here is a bit sporadic: lots of waste (fallow?) land, and little intensive cropping. Few stock units visible - may be indoors this time of year, or just not there full stop.
Very tidy large fields in both Somerset and Yorkshire - recently ploughed and sowed. Very gentle contours so far that we've seen.

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