Flying the drone over the cliffs we came upon a star map with a sandy milky way.
Admin1 is reading The Institute by Stephen King. Admin2 is reading The Dying Light by Henry Porter (a slightly futuristic spy story in which the government goes full-on surveillance state). (we went a bit mad and bought 6 books in case we ran out of reading matter, though we could have bought them in Leeds and had lighter luggage).
We scored 7.5 on the GWQ. Thank you Gez.
We noticed that the output of our solar panels had suddenly dropped over the last couple of very sunny days, from a maximum of about 1.3kW to a maximum of 900 watts. We sent the drone up for a look and saw this at around midday: the outlined area is now in shadow as the sun gets lower, and just that tiny amount of shading cuts nearly half a kilowatt from the output.
Admin1 is reading A Shot in the Dark by Lynne Truss (daft, and not as amusing as it thinks it is). Admin2 is reading The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup. We scored 9.5 on the GWQ.
A view from the drone. Not as sunny or as well-attended as previous years, but the rain held off until 6pm.
Admin1 is reading Yellowhammer by Henry, James. Admin2 is reading Gun Island by Amitav Ghosh; mythology, migration and an Indian merchant of Venice.
We are drinking Rwandan Maraba coffee and scored 10.5 on the GWQ.
View from the drone. Somewhere on the horizon is the Hook Moor Wind Farm. Today was the warmest February day we have ever recorded: 19.5°C.
Admin1 is reading The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths and playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Admin2 is reading The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri: a reunion of rural Italians with their friend who is either mental, magical or a minion of the mafia.
Our new toy tool: a drone with a movie camera, bought to look at the solar panels to see if they need a clean (and definitely not to have fun with). It’s pretty difficult to control in small spaces, but Admin1 is slowly improving with practice. This is the highest we’ve taken it so far.
Admin1 is rereading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.
Coffee of the day: Costa Rica Montanas del Diamante Tarrazu; smooth and citric.