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Tramlines day 2 -an interesting evening of ethereal, improvised nu-jazz, alt rock and some rock’n’roll. At The Three Cranes (Inclusion Principle and Frostlake), City Hall Ballroom (Basement) and Frog and Parrot (cant remember). Would have gone to grime event at 02 with my sons but my blagged pass didn’t prove worthy, so bouncers said no!
Frostlake at The Three Cranes
Inclusion principle at The Three Cranes
Spent the afternoon on a pub crawl around Sheffield with Jane and Sue and then in the evening saw a couple of gigs as part of the Tramlines festival
Explorers at the Forum
and Formation at Bungalows & Bears
I walked from the villa in Speloncato up the hill following the stream through quite over grown woodland path up to the D63 and then due to closed sections of the walk kept on the road until I reached the main walkers path at Bocca di Bataglia and began the walk to San Parteo taking in the Mont Tolu first.
I went with one banana and a half full bottle of water…and soon wished id had more provisions.
The path was really clear at first but soon the markings disappeared, and in many places so did the path. Much of the route was reliant on people’s small cairns placed haphazardly along the way.
The climb/scramble up San Parteo was hard…i was tired as I’d not done any walking for three weeks due to a damaged calf. I had to rest several times on the way up, but the view from the top was great.
Highlight along the way, trying to rejoin the path from the D63 road I followed a track along through a field of gorse getting my legs scratched along the way. It didnt seem to be going anywhere so after about 15 mins I turned and headed back to the road. At this point I heard a bird of prey, looked up and saw one circling me. He slowly came closer as he made a third circle. On the fifth circle he was only about 15-20 foot above me…dinner? Thankfully he decided I was too scrawny and soared off. I did have chance to photograph him.
Day out in Calvi on the north east coast of Corsica…on the way over we stopped at the mountain village of Sant Antonino
A week in North Corsica with friends Nigel and Jean. Flight on Flybe from Birmingham to Bastia
Stayed in Maison les Calanches, a superb property on the edge of Speloncato which was apparently previously owned by author Ian Rankin. (very bottom left house of village – in centre of photo above) This overlooked the valley towards the sea. Each day red kites flew gracefully over our heads. Also saw martins, woodpeckers, various brown things, blackcaps, and on the wildlife front a pair of boars passed by on out last night.
I witnessed Das Rad’s first outing (comprising Steve Dinsdale, Martin Archer and Nick Robinson)…a fusion of treated guitar, wind instruments and drums with a smattering of keyboards. They performed a set at Bishops House this evening…Not bad at all.
Support was an excellent electronic feast of loops and modulation by Jez Creek playing as Modulator ESP.
Pic of Modulator ESP thanks to Jan Todd (I didnt take a cameras)