Wednesday, 25 May 2022

North Promenade, Cleethorpes.

 A walk along the Promenade in my home town of Cleethorpes, on a dreary Tuesday afternoon.  Lighting not too good and most of the businesses closed but we had the place mostly to ourselves.

A cargo vessel heading out of the Humber Estuary.

One of the new litter bins.

Nail Bar and general beauty therapies, I had a broken nail when I took this but, as they were
closed I had to sort it out myself!  A couple of minutes with a file in my garage soon sorted
it out and saved me some money!



The Mermaid Cafe, a Victorian structure.







North Promenade.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 _ 12-60mm Lumix lens.




My Garden so far in 2022.

 I've taken a leaf out of Lulu's blog, "Long Mizzle Garden" see link below.

 Long Mizzle Garden.

by doing a "cuppa walk" around my garden photographing what's happening so far.

The nursery area, with "Joey" my Tortoise near his garden house.



The first Clematis flower of 2022.


Geranium.


Calendular around my Dwarf Buddleia.

Calendula's are a favourite of mine, I make no excuse for including so many pics of them. 





Salix buds unfurling.



Alchemilla Mollis. 


Welsh Poppies.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-40 Pro lens.


Saturday, 21 May 2022

04 (Louth Canal Project). Fulstow.

After Thoresby Bridge the canal skirts around the village of Fulstow,  only a footbridge here to cross the canal.

Viewed from the footbridge, the canal coming from Thoresby Bridge.



This shows the footbridge over the Louth canal here at Fulstow.

A drain comes into the canal at this point.

There is a footpath along the whole length of the Louth canal.  Anyone can walk 
the whole length of 11 miles, if so inclined.


A view from the footbridge of the canal's onward journey to the next point of interest,
Fire Beacon Road crossing, near Covenham.    


There's not a lot to see here, but the village of Fulstow is just a short distance away.


This private residential house in Fulstow was once a village pub.

St. Lawrence, the parish church at Fulstow.





From the start of this project I had the intention of including local points of interest along the way, not just items relating to the Louth Navigation Canal.

Between Fulstow and the next village, Ludborough, is the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.  A heritage preserved railway.  Once part of the Great Northern Railway it went from Cleethorpes to Boston.  It finally closed in December 1980 but a group of volunteers rescued part of the track and they now run steam hauled rides between Ludborough station and North Thoresby.

The next few photo's have been taken on previous visits over the years.

Ludborough Station.


A Diesel shunter, most days the trains are hauled by steam locomotives. 

The "Santa Special", a regular and very popular event at Christmas time.




Canal pics taken on my Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix lens.
The additional pics on various equip.