Monthly Report, September 2020

New month, new report.

  • Reporting Days: 30

  • Location: Mostly Oxford (but I did make it back to Shetland just before the end of the reporting period)

  • Miles Walked: 114

  • Miles Driven: 750

  • Gardens Tended: 1 (Oxford)

  • Puffins Seen: None

  • Photographs Taken: Hundreds (mostly trees)

  • Zoom/Teams/Hangout Meetings Attended: One

  • Major Birthdays: One

Circumstances (mainly the timing of the major birthday) meant that most of the month was spent around Oxford - so I was able to add to my extensive collection of pictures taken on local walks near the Oxford house - mostly around the C S Lewis Nature Reserve, Shotover Country Park, the Lye Valley, Mesopotamia and Sydlings Copse - and I did get to watch (mostly from the comfort of a deck chair) the summer slowly tip over into early autumn.

Lye Valley

Sydlings Copse

C S Lewis Reserve

Shotover Country Park


The socially distanced haul north up the M40, M42, M6, M74 etc to Shetland (which included what I think was my 21st night in a Premier Inn and my 64th night on a Northlink ferry) just crept in at the end of the month - and I just had enough time to fit in a walk on Quendale Beach and on Scat Ness before the rain closed in to end the month damply.

Leaving Aberdeen

Quendale Beach

Scat Ness