With the 366 days of 2012 nearly at an end, here is my brief pictorial round up of 2012
2012 started on the Isle of Arran. Although New Year’s Day was sunny, the weather turned resulting in being stormbound the day we had planned to leave the island.
Mid afternoon the weather had calmed down with blue skies over Goat Fell.
The following day with Ardrossan not able to receive ferries, due to storm damage, we took the diverted ferry to Gourock.
Having got a cut price voucher we visited the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Barnes. Developed on the site of a redundant waterworks it provides habitat for numerous birds both resident and migratory.
During Lent the Die Harder sculpture was erected in the sanctuary of Southwark Cathedral. Artist, David Mach, used wire coat hangers in this depiction of the crucified Christ.
March also featured Theatre South Productions presenting the Tim Rice and Elton John musical, Aida
A church in Edinburgh I have been meaning to visit for many years is Old St Pauls. I got the opportunity at the end of April, singing evensong there with RSCM Scottish Voices.
As a result of use a photographic printing company in London in 2011, I got their mailshot about Clerkenwell Design Week. Whilst ambling around Clerkenwell on a glorious sunny afternoon I visited the Prior Church of St John.
In June I had the opportunity to visit China on a business trip. When the work was finished I took the chance to spend a day or so sightseeing.
At the end of July the 2012 summer Olympic Games started in London. Whilst the opening ceremony was in progress I was on a train heading towards London. The following day we went to the Chilterns visiting the Buckingham Railway Centre at Quainton Road and Claydon House. Whilst at Claydon we also visited Church of All Saints.
By the end of August I was losing count on the number of visits to Arran. The 23 August was also the last visit of the season of PS Waverley, which I followed along the Arran coastline.
September included a visit to Canterbury Cathedral and another visit to Arran.
October saw the first visit to Canada for four years. This visit was to Vancouver and Victoria.
November was a quiet month, however as always Christmas starts to emerge during the month. Street entertainers as always seek to entertain the passing crowds.
December finished much the same way January start with wet weather, however I visited another new church, St Mary’s Bourne Street in London.
During a dry spell on Hogmany afternoon, a visit to the north end of Arran, seeing a small amount of snow on the mountains.
So as with 2011, the year began and ended on the Isle of Arran.