For three mornings this week, the temperature for my morning walk has been in the mid-teens., although the threat of rain was there. This morning, it was noticeably colder, and quite windy.
It was a nice change to have a prominent moon, in fact, it was very bright. Strangely, I think that one of the reasons that it appeared So bright was that the lights on the Haslar Marina Pier Wall were all off. That was unusual in it’s own right.
I had an annoyance with the tripod. I use a cross bar that has the facility for four devices typically I have my anemometer and my phone mounted on the tripod, and whilst everything was OK for the first week, but this week, the screw holding the bar in place comes loose at the drop of a hat. Very annoying. Anyhow, I fixed the problem this morning by the judicious use of quite strong double sided tape that I have. It’ll be interesting to see how long that lasts, especially if it gets wet.
The problem there of course, is that it ties up a Quick Release Plate, so for what I consider to be a reasonable amount I’ve ordered two more QRP’s one for the Nikon, and one for the spotter scope, so that’s good. They will turn up sometime in the future.