made it's exit with a partially eclipsed Blue Moon on Thursday
- an extremely rare event which I filmed and can be seen
in the short video below. Tina and I made our usual tour
of the town after the eclipse had ended, calling into the
Plough Inn, the White Lion and the Hope & Anchor before
making the usual stop at Ross Market House at midnight and
starting New Year's Day in Charlie's Bar. The
atmosphere, both in the pubs and at the Market House was
a happy one this year with lots of people going out in fancy
dress and enjoying themselves.
traditional fun run, from Hole in the Wall to the Rowing
Club took place on New Year's Day and this year, the event
was won by Dave Setchfield, with Jacob Shepherd and Richard
Exton taking second and third place. I have included one
photo below of this event and some of the thousands of images
I took about town, which can all be seen,in their correct
sequence in the New Year Film below.
year, for some reason - perhaps because it is the one thing
about New Year that I dread, I seem to forget the time that
the New Year's Day Fun Run sets out. After returning home
in the early hours of New Year's Morning, I posted a question
as to the start time on facebook. The answer cam back that
it began at 10.00 am. I should have known better than to
ask a question like that after a New Year's Eve celebration!
to be there on time to set the film cameras up, I got out
of bed at 8.30 am. I was totally exhausted after processing
the Eve's photos so that I could get the film out and had
managed just 4 hours sleep when I made my to Foy - arriving
at 9.25 am on a bitterly cold and frosty New Year's Morning
to begin setting up. The 10.00 am information was given
to me as a joke. Very Amusing! The event did not start until
11.00 am - by which time I was nearly dead on my feet and
could not feel my fingers or toes due to virtual frostbite.
I did take some nice scenic photos of the river whilst waiting
the hour and a half, freezing to death.
film below begins with the eclipsed Blue Moon and I would
like to specially thank bagpiper, Alan Harrison for taking
the time to meet me, at very short notice, on the Rope Walk
after the Fun Run and both play and recite 'Auld Lang Syne'
for my video. Alan is holding a Robert Burns Lunch in Ross
on 6th February. If you would like to attend, full details
can be found on his web site: herefordfoodwinesociety.blogspot.com