Thursday, 21 March 2019

Locked in time.

Yesterday I came across a bridge where people had attached padlocks with dedications written on them.  It's become quite a popular trend.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42mm EZ M Zuiko.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Barton Haven Boatyard. (Set 2 of 2).

Inside one of the large workshops was a boat undergoing a major refit.

I asked how they got this hull into the workshop; the roof slides back in sections and then
the hull is lifted, by crane, and lowered onto the cradles where it now rests.

The area below the waterline has been covered with copper sheets, this is where the 
expression "Copper Bottomed" originates from.  It protects the hull from Boat Worm
which is a problem in the warmer seas and can attack wooden hulls.

Tools of the trade, I like to photograph them as a still life.

The copper bottom can be seen better here.

I was invited up to see the decking being replaced.

Here the Shipwright is demonstrating how the planking fits together 
and is locked & glued in place. 

More tools of the trade, he was keen for me to include the little plane in the picture.

Back on the public side for the last image.  

I enjoyed my visit to "Barton Haven Boatyard".  Thankyou to the owner + Rob and 
the other men there for allowing me to photograph their place of work.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18 M Zuiko lens.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Barton Haven Boatyard. (Set 1 of 2).

I've photographed the boats in Barton Haven many times but on this visit I gained access to the boatyard on the opposite side of the creek, something I've wanted to do for a long time.

This is the view from the public side of the creek, a view I've photographed
on many visits here.  To the left, behind the concrete wall is "Barton Haven Boatyard".

One more pic from the footbridge.

"Barton Haven Boatyard", somewhere I've wanted to photograph for quite a while.

The boatyard is a very crowded place.

In the background is this large hand.

It was made by  Rob, one of the men at the yard.  It depicts a hand holding a Longbow
and is a scaled up replica of Rob's own hand

Strange to find this old Lancia car in the yard.

Here's Rob working on an old clinker built boat.  It's an old Yorkshire Cobble from
Bridlington.  Yorkshire Cobbles where extensively used by Yorkshire Fishermen.

A view of Barton Haven from the boatyard, quite a novelty for me.

In the background is the Waters Edge Visitor Centre.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18mm  M Zuiko lens.

Monday, 11 March 2019

The Yacht Club & the Humberston Fitties.

The Humber Mouth Yacht Club sits on the south bank of the Humber Estuary at the point where the Humber meets the North Sea.
At this time of the year the yachts have been brought off the moorings on the beach into the club yard to over winter and be maintained.  Their masts can be seen in the compound.
The salt marshes around this area are a popular place for walks.

The structure on the left is a WW2 fort.  
There are two of these forts at the mouth of the Humber Estuary, 
this one named Haile Sands Fort & another on the far side named Bull Fort.

All along this part of the Fitties coastline are sandhills acting as sea defences.

Olympuse EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ M Zuiko.

Saturday, 9 March 2019

A visit to Brigg.

Brigg is a small town that sits astride the River Ancholme in Lincolnshire.  It's a few years since we've been there so we had a walk around on a very sunny but very cold day.

This group of cottages is in the centre of the town.

Horse drawn stage coaches would have passed through these gates in days gone by.

The Angel Inn.

The River Ancholme runs through the centre of the town of Brigg.  

On this wall is a list of goods and toll charges, presumably for charging people to
cross the river in days past. 

Interesting to see most items are either a penny or tuppence but a horse costs Sixpence.
I'm assuming all these items arrived at the bridge in a horse drawn cart so it's a very 
profitable way to charge.

Until recent years "Springs Preserves" had a factory on the banks of the River Ancholme
where they produced jam from various fruits. This wall plaque celebrates "Springs Delights".

Traditional English Fish & Chip shop next to an English & Chinese Food Shop.

Two locals enjoying the sunshine, and maybe a bit of cake?

The main street through Brigg is pedestrianised now but was once the main road through Brigg. 
In recent years a bypass has taken through traffic away from the town centre.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.