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.




Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Countryside Scenes.

 A few scenes from my part of Lincolnshire.


Sheep's' wool.

I felt I was being watched!

Campion.

Campion being visited by Hover Flies.

The entrance to "Piggy Wood",  so called because pigs were left to roam freely in it
a few years ago.  Quite a surprise to un-prepared walkers!



Getting ready.

The young lady explained that her horse was wearing a fly muzzle.  She offered to remove
it for my photo's but I thought it added something different.


Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-40 Pro lens.


Sunday, 15 May 2022

Horse Chestnut tree.

 I have several favourite trees and this has to be high up on that list.

This was once one of a pair of fine Chestnut trees but storms destroyed
one of them around five years ago.
(Pictures taken this morning).

I'm fascinated by the twist displayed on it's trunk as it has followed the light.


This year's "Conkers".

Olympus EM10 Mk 2 + 12-60 Lumix lens.




Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Humberston Fitties Chalets.

 I visited the Humberston Fitties Chalet camp quite a while ago and posted a few pictures here.   On a recent sunny day I went there again and photographed more of the chalets.

The chalet camp is an area of land right on the edge of the beach at Humberston, all the chalets are different and privately owned.  A lot are lived in all year round, others are 2nd holiday homes and a fewe are available to rent for holidays.


Most of the chalets are constructed on wooden frames and date back to the early 1900's.

This one has been well maintained, others are in need of some TLC.


This one has been built in a very modern style.




An older chalet, still in it's original construction while retaining it's charm.


Spotted in a garden.

The Fitties attracts a wide variety of birdlife!

There's one main road through the camp. 

A couple of amusing notices on a chalet fence.


This illustrates shows just how close to the sea the chalet camp is.  Just over these sand dunes is the 
North Sea at the mouth of the Humber Estuary.


Another very well maintained chalet with some interesting additions. 




The owner of this chalet is obviously a dog lover so it appealed to me.

(Study the small notice on the gate)





"Ellies Place", dogs welcome, humans tolerated!  Ha ha!

A couple of residents enjoying the sun.

The road out of the chalet camp.  An unusual place, full of character.


Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60 Lumix lens.