Loads of interest in our recent CBA article, offers of talks and lots of questions. On top of that we are still working with the local groups we have been in contact with.
A new issue has reared its head: the first site we tried ground Mapping on was the Newton Kyme Roman fort: here is the result.
As you can see its impressive (first ever result, remember!) clearly showing the banks and ditches of the forts defenses.
So, this weekend, just ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire, we tried a new survey method: designed to offer more detail, more resolution and refine the interior features of the fortlet.
Heres the result:
Shockingly worse. Why?
The answer lies in the field to the right: rapeseed!
It appears that whilst grass emphasizes the minor elevation changes we are looking to pick up (see Middleham Old Castle in the Survey Library above) Rapeseed obscures the features totally!
So, until the rapeseed is harvested those beautiful yellow fields will have to wait for their turn until late summer.
As a bonus however here's a nice shot of said Rapeseed under a cloudy spring sky. There. Not so bad after all is it!
Tony Hunt is a keen local historian and gadget fan. Responsible for the commercial operation of the site and the programming and piloting of the aircraft.