In Austria the drone laws are pretty strict; a drone is considered a toy if it produces less that 79 Joules of energy, and as such it doesn’t require a license. So I opted to take the Spark with me, as I would legally be able to fly it without paying for a license.
All good things must come to an end. And so it was time to go home.
Goodbye Austria, you beautiful place!
It’s May, it’s hot. The hotel we are stopping in is very nice. The food is amazing. We are a little way out of the center, but that suits us. The only down side so far is crossing the road to get to the walk into the center by the lake.
When crossing said road I made a run for it, and forgot that the traffic is on the other side of the road. So got peeped at. Almost died. Got done off of kB for being reckless.
One of the main things I was looking forward to seeing whilst in Devon was Blackchurch Rock. I was looking forward to getting their at sunrise/sunset (depending on where the sun was) and getting some epic shots.
Unfortunately the tides weren’t really on our side the week we were there, so I did the best I could which was get there a couple of hours before sunset and hope the tide wasn’t too far in.
The walk down was lovely, through a bluebell forest which little fairy bridges crossing over the stream. By this point we had been discussing if we were blubelled out. It turns out I wasn’t.
Even though the tide was coming it (Sunset was at 830, high tide at 10) I did manage to get some good shots, even if they weren’t the shots I was hoping for.
Day 3 is where the weather rook a bit of a turn and instead of glorious summertime like sunshine, we went to full blown April weather; rain, wind and cold!
Despite all of this, the weather in the morning was supposed to be better than the weather in the afternoon, so I insisted we go to Welcombe Beach. Unfortunately the morning was also high tide, so we were a bit limited with what we could do whilst we were there.
Somewhat out of order in terms of blog posting! But! Better late than never…? On day 2 in Devon we went to Hartland Quays, and then to Speke’s Mill Waterfall.
Very nice it was there too. The walk from the Quays was pleasant, and then the beach was cool as well, some caves and the bottom of the waterfall and some interesting rock formations.
Whilst in Devon I flew my drone for the first time in a long while. I will admit I have always been a nervous flyer of my drone, but for whatever reason whilst I was in Devon I just kind of went for it in some places. I particularly don’t like flying it where there are people, but some of the places where we went it was just me and kB, so out it came.
When we came back, I realised that part of the issue is that my drone is very much a “toy”. The range isn’t great, the controller connection to the drone becomes weak often and error messages appear… So after a bit of research I bought a new drone… Video below!