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Cragg Vale’s bunting, at dawn

Monday 7th July 2014, 3.45am (day 1,047)

Cragg Vale bunting, 7/7/14

To mark the passing of the Tour de France, pictured yesterday of course, the people of Cragg Vale, a valley to the east of Hebden Bridge, created the world’s longest-ever line of bunting — 12,115 meters, or over seven miles, with nearly 60,000 flags (see this page for the details). It ran up the longest continuous uphill gradient in England, which the cyclists ascended after leaving Hebden Bridge yesterday.

And why the hell was I there at 3.45 in the morning? Well, off on another work trip — you’ll see where tomorrow. What I’ve also done is definitely break the record for the earliest ever morning shot on this blog. There have been three before at around 1.00-1.45am but all of them were from me having stayed up from the night before. Today’s was definitely the earliest shot at which I’ve had to respond somehow to an alarm call.

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World’s Biggest Pencil

Saturday 5th January 2012, 10.50am (day 499)

Big pencil, 5/1/13

As verified by the Guinness World Records people, the world’s biggest working pencil is 26 feet or 7.9 meters long, and weighs 984 pounds or 446.3kg. It lies suspended from the ceiling of the Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick, above Joe’s head as he rests after the exertions and celebrations of yesterday.

Tomorrow it’s day 500 of this daily photo blogĀ  – quite a milestone. To celebrate I will add some more photos to the Best of the Rest page, and also update the Stats page.

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