On the net since 1994. Still don’t know what I’m doing.
Tried it. Love it. I needed exercise with my duff feet, so this is ideal.Here's
a fun trip. Get into the canal, paddle for a couple of hours, turn around, and hit
every pub on the way back. Feet on roller-skates. Reet good fun! Won't ever sell
my boat. This one is me (in the background - red top, black cap) at Anglesey.
My nephew Simon at Barton Aerodrome, about to take to the air in the aircraft I started
in (Blade). This is the type of aircraft I used to fly, although the weather and
money considerations made it hard to get up as often as I would have liked.
I earned my NPPL, allowed it to run out (didn't get the 5hrs in), let my flexwing's
permit run out and eventually gave it all up. I had a blast, got my licence (another
lifebox ticked), but decided that the paperwork and bulls#*t from the government
was too much. I turned to free flight. No regrets.
My accident was unusual, and rare (you know, Sh** Happens.). Car journeys are fraught
with more danger, so I'm saying if you fancy a slice, GO FOR IT! You won't regret
it. I've been flying at Barton since the splash, without so much as a stubbed toe!
I used to dive. I started about 35 years ago, and have let it slip, due to my accident.
Above is a shot taken in the Blue Planet Aquarium, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It's
a big fish tank, with sharks, rays etc. Ginger took this shot through the Plexiglas
tunnel. I'm the handsome one on the left, holding a shark's tooth. The other ugly
is my mate, Dave C. Sand sharks and rays are your companions, here. Diving without
either your fins or knife is strange.
A question... If you return from a deep dive to the pub, should you drink beer propelled
My diving was "back in the day" (no digital cameras), so there's not a lot of images
around. We were too busy having fun to bother recording any of it...Now that my mind
Radio control modelling.
I have a small electric car, an electric boat and I fly several model planes. Planes
include the Multiplex Cargo (electric), Twin Jet (electric), Balsacraft Spitfire
(electric), Easy Pigeon (electric glider), and a Crazy Sparrow . Quiet and peaceful.
I am building a Bird Dog of about 83" span, with a Webra 61F. Highly recommended.
No running costs for electric (or minimal, at least). Too much to put here, so I've
linked to a separate page.
Don't buy a boat unless you sit in it first. Plastic for rough stuff, fibreglass
isn't so hot, these days.
I spent a day with Tony Delaney of Airborne. This is what they got up to on Anglesey.