After an eventful day bird surveying on the Lincolnshire coast I was heading back to the van when I came across this fabulous creation. Whatever could it be? Modern art? Alien landing station? Well the noticeboard revealed that it was a 'Cloud Bar', and that it was "the only purpose-built cloud bar in Britain" (you don't say!). The board displayed pictures of clouds and their names, and invited anyone devoid of anything more meaningful to do to spot and identify clouds!
The mirrors on sticks were to 'bring the clouds down to
earth', but there were no instructions and despite much twiddling and rotating I
failed to achieve this momentous outcome.
I looked around the sky and spied a cloud, the board seemed to suggest
it was a 'cirro-stratus' so that was one in the bag. The board also said that 'sometimes there are
more than one type of cloud in the sky at once', but I was wary of having too
much fun in one day and wondered whether to push my luck and look for another. Throwing caution to the wind I looked
heavenwards again but found only some aeroplane contrails, though these were
undeniably more interesting than the cloud.
|The one barely there cloud, a thrilling sight.|
|Jeez, I hope something interesting happens soon, I can't hold on much longer!|