Thanks to Microsoft Virtual Earth, even the ‘eye-in-the-sky’ satellite pictures can now show not only an overhead aerial view, but a ‘birds-eye’ view from all four compass points, N/S/E/W. This is a view of ‘Tucker Towers’ from the East, which, although on the edge of a big estate/village (Southill), is literally heaving with wild-life thanks to the abundance of greenery. And just across the deserted bypass (bottom right corner) is Radipole Lake, a major RSPB site, so even some of the more exotic migrating species pop across to sample British bird feeders. The red arrow marks the entrance to Tucker Towers… Pop in for a brew if you’re ever passing !
Scary, but (in a way) nice – as I don’t have wings, I never realised how good it looks from the air. And, within a radius of a few miles are several strikingly different coastal outlooks around Weymouth, Portland, and along the Chesil and the Jurassic Coast. Sigh… And to think I used to live in a concrete jungle under the Heathrow flight-path. I’m home, and it’s heaven for the dogs !!!