A real Seagull Souper

Seagulls on the river at Weybridge

Seagulls on the river by Whittets Ait  at Weybridge

We thankfully don’t get the greeny-yellow sulphur and soot laden fogs that inspired the naming of London Fogs as ‘Pea Soupers’ any more.  Today’s fog that didn’t really lift really was pretty heavy and damp and grounded hundreds of aeroplanes in London, especially at Heathrow which is really quite near to where we live.

Here’s a photo from the same position on the river this time last year – the trees are almost visible through the fog!

New Houses on Whittets Ait, Weybridge

New Houses on Whittets Ait, Weybridge

Here is a great photo taken by the Police Helicopter as they flew past Canary Wharf this morning!

Canary Wharf in London Taken from a Police Helicopter (Thanks to Twitter / @MPSinthesky)

Canary Wharf in London Taken from a Police Helicopter (Thanks to Twitter @MPSinthesky)

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About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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11 Responses to A real Seagull Souper

  1. Al says:

    I didn’t think fog stopped flights these days. I remember on a flight from Naples to Milan in 1967, landing in fog so thick we couldn’t see the runway until we actually touched down. It was Alitalia Airlines.

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    • Barbara says:

      Yes! All the time! here’s news from today: 200 Flights cancelled at Heathrow!

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      • Al says:

        I think I understand this. They must cancel flights in fog due to the hazards of the ground crews who can’t see vehicles (or planes) coming toward them. Actually lying in fog is no biggie because of the advanced instrumentation nowadays.

        On a flight to Denver a few summers ago, we landed safely in a storm but could not taxi up to the gate because of the lighting danger to the ground crew. Had to wait 1/2 hour for the lightning to move out of the area. No matter, got a free drink out of it!!

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        • Barbara says:

          True, the last bit is manual 🙂 A 747 must be a bit scary heading towards you if you can’t see it!!

          There are a lot of near misses at Heathrow every year due to the huge number of arrivals and departures. In fog those near misses might not miss!!

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  2. GLAD TO KNOW THAT THINGS ARE NOT TOTALLY IN THE FOG. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SHE SHOULD TRY IT OUT HERE IN THE FOGGY BLACKSTONE VALLEY!!!

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  4. rummuser says:

    Seagull souper, is a super expression!

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    • Barbara says:

      Lol, yes, I spent ages trying to think what to call it because it was white rather than green, but then when I went to take the the photos the seagulls appeared & decided it for me being lovely and white 🙂

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  5. Grannymar says:

    The seagulls give a real eerie touch to that photo!

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