Back to England for UV today

We left UV powering through Wales yesterday – would he divert to Dyfi Osprey Project or visit his grandmother at Glaslyn? Neither, he visited the Great Orme, the limestone  headland above Llandudno.

Courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

Courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

Now a nature reserve, in the Bronze Age copper mining was a major activity on Great Orme. Soon after his exploration UV settled down for the night in a wood south of Colwyn Bay.

9 June: UV's roost as shown in streetview

9 June: UV’s roost as shown in Street View

He had flown 484 km in the day and been in three countries. He only had one stop between before 06.00 UTC and about 18.20. He spent 50 minutes near the Afon Ceirw, a river near Ty Mawr.

Today he didn’t set off until after 08.30 but his path took a distinct turn NE. Towards Kielder! By 13.00 local time he was 11 km NW of Preston.

Courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

Courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

The weather ahead wasn’t perfect for flying but maybe tomorrow we’ll see him over Kielder Water.

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6 Responses to Back to England for UV today

  1. JW4926 says:

    We didn’t meet this time UV ……. maybe next. I hope you’re at Kielder tomorrow – your homecoming will raise the roof :-) Well done young man – what an adventure! :-)

  2. Cirrus says:

    Yes please UV , it would be tremendous if you gave us a photo call at Keilder

  3. Vic Paine says:

    Great Orme is also famous for the funicular, hope to catch up with UV sometime again when he’s closer to the lens.

  4. Any chance of a zoom in on when it passed over Cardiff – looks like it was horribly close to going over my house!

    • joannadailey says:

      We can’t put images in comments, Peter, I’ll email one. But he was about 500m above the ground so would have been a dot, if that.

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