Tuesday 21st of June, the longest day of the year, and the opportunity to take a photo of the sunset on this longest day. So a last minute email was sent to club members advising them of a “previously unannounced” summer program meet at Coombe Hill.
A few replies later and it was on the website in the calendar. One or two of the members indicated that there was a number of cows grazing on the top of Coombe Hill and that they had left plenty of “cow calling cards”, then another mentioned they had seen a facebook post about a group of drummers. What nobody mentioned was that many other people were keen to watch sunset on Coombe Hill, and parking would be a problem.
Seven members made it to the top of the hill and headed out to enjoy a fabulous evening that was indeed a little different to an expected quiet summer walk with a tripod to catch the sunset.
The cows were still there, and so was a fabulous group of people playing drums on the monument and a good sized crowd of people gathered around in the sunshine. Of course the red kites were circling overhead on the chance there might be something for them too.
Here are a selection of pictures from the photographers who made it