The young couple look happy enough DD, and I join in wishing them a safe return. I still find it inspiring that so many young people are prepared to serve their country for little reward and considerable danger.
Sue, do you have a link to a full size image of that spectacular sunset?
My image for today is the nearby Rye House Gatehouse, built in the mid 15th century as the entrance to a large fortified manor. It achieved notoriety when in 1683 it was the site of the 'Rye House Plot' where the assassination of king Charles II was planned. The plot failed, and the owner, Richard Rumbold and his co-conspirators were either executed or committed suicide!
You can see a larger image here
and the detail of the barleytwist chimney here
The brickwork of Rye House gatehouse is the best example of medieval brickwork in Hertfordshire.