In addition to attending IAAA workshops in places like Iceland, Hawaii, Death Valley, Yellowstone and Nicaragua, Hardy enjoys trips abroad in order to see total solar eclipses.
On 29 March 2006 there was a total solar eclipse visible from, among other places, Libya and Turkey.
A T-shirt with a logo designed especially for this eclipse (see left) is also still available to order, price £25.00 inc. p &p. Please e-mail for details.
David took an Explorers' cruise which also visited Crete and Santorini, and saw the eclipse from the Sahara Desert. He writes:
I used to visit a friend in Great Barr (the other side of Birmingham from Bournville, where I then lived), Michael Guest, whom I had met at the Midlands Branch of the British Interplanetary Society, which I had just joined. He had built a 6" reflecting telescope, through which I was able to obtain my first glimpses of the Moon’s craters and Saturn’s rings ~ magic! But I had to travel over there by bus; not an easy journey. However, on one occasion Walter Harris was there. Walter also had a telescope, and lived about half a mile from me, in Mulberry Road, and he had a motorbike: at first just a moped, but then he got, I think, a BSA 250 (maybe 500 ~ it seemed big, and black of course), and one night he offered me a lift home on his pillion.