The first hard frost of 2020 covering the Droxford area in the Meon Valley
Saint Mary and All Saints Church at Droxford has recently opened a cultural centre and café. The Meon Valley Trail, a walking, cycling and horse riding trail along a disused railway passes to the east of Droxford .
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Eclipse Busway. Common sense prevails!! Hampshire County Council have voted to retain the Rowner Road Bridge and route the Eclipse Busway extension via a ramp to the east of the present shared pedestrian/cycle path. This good news is due in no small part to Cycle Gosport
A small self set project to photograph the Meon Shore for a week.
I initially planned to capture the sunrises but aided by some unseasonably warm temperatures I stayed longer and watched the birds visiting the nature reserve
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The total lunar eclipse, or super blood moon, took place on the morning of 21st January 2019, starting just after 2:30am, peaking from 4:40am for about an hour, and finishing at just after 7:45am.
A blood Moon is another name given to a total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth moves in between the Sun and the Moon. Our planet casts its shadow on the Moon, blocking out the Sun’s light.
The gallery below shows the moon from late Sunday evening to early Monday morning.
Evening photograph of the super moon taken at 22:51 20/01/2019
Photograph taken at 03:30 just before the eclipse started. The prospect of a clear sky was low.
Photograph taken at 04:08, fortunatley the cloud had cleared!
Photograph of the blood moon taken at 04:44, some 30 minutes before total eclipse
Photograph of the super wolf blood moon taken at 05:10, clear sky and just about at total eclipse
The Moon does not have a light source of its own, it shines because its surface reflects sunlight. However, during a total lunar eclipse, the Earth moves between the Sun and the Moon and cuts off the Moon’s light supply. When this happens, the surface of the Moon takes on a reddish glow instead of going completely dark.
Cycle Gosport Cycle Gosport is a brand new local community group which aims to promote and protect the amazing cycle routes we already have and work to improve the network to make it easier for everyone to get about by bike.
I Ride in Gosport A new Facebook page for those that want to improve the cycling infrastructure and facilities in Gosport (and the surrounding area)
Tell us about the kind of cycle facilities you’d like to see and highlight places and people we could learn from.
Fed up with the daily slog along the A32? Its quicker to cycle from Gosport Ferry to Fareham railway station by bike, costs less and will help improve your fitness. Here is a screen shot of the journey by car and bike
Explore Gosport and the attractions on your doorstep without having to find or pay for a parking space!
The Meon Valley Trail. Within 40 minutes of cycling from Gosport is the start of an off road trail from Wickham to West Meon. Just imagine exploring the Meon Valley in a traffic free enviroment, stopping when and where you like and enjoying the countryside!