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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway.

The railway runs along the edge of the Cleethorpes foreshore and is a very popular attraction at Cleethorpes for both visitors and local residents. 

For more information about the Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway click on the link below.



Approching the boating lake station.


Platform 3






Leaving platform 3 bound for North Sea lane Staion.


There is a very interesting railway museum at the Boating lake Station.


The main platform at the Boating Lake Station, 

lots of atmosphere and railway related memorabilia.





Waiting room.


The ticket office.



There is a very nice cafe on site.


Inside the cafe.


The old signal box now providing a different service.

The sign says it all!



"What'll it be?"




This train is about to depart from Lakeside.




Coaches cater for all weather conditions.


All pictures taken with  a Panasonic Lumix FZ150 camera.



Monday, 22 July 2013

Covenham Reservoir.

Still on a watery theme here are some shots from a local reservoir.

 (Click on an image to get a larger slideshow view.)

Covenham Reservoir, located in East Lindsey is a 200 acre reservoir and treatment works constructed between 1963-1978 by W. & C. French. The reservoir was built next to the Louth Navigation canal and acts as a pumped storage reservoir from the canal, and can be supplemented by transfer schemes from Great Eau and Long Eau rivers.

Opened in 1972 by Princess Alexandra, the reservoir was subject to some controversy as it was to be built on high grade agricultural land. The Reservoir is approximately 1 km by 1 km in size and the depth is approximately 20m. Remedial works concerning a slip (movement) in the north embankment were undertaken at some point.
The reservoir is situated between Grimsby and Louth in Lincolnshire. The reservoir hosts a watersports centre offering sailing, waterskiing and diving with a perimeter walkway open to the public. Built on the Lincolnshire coastal marsh, the sides of the reservoir offer views over surrounding farmland towards Grimsby, to the north, the coast, Louth and the Lincolnshire Wolds to the west.
Information courtesy of Wikipedia.




Panoramic view.








Although only 1km X 1km in area the impression one gets is that of an inland sea.

All images taken using a Panasonic Lumix FZ150.


Monday, 15 July 2013

Alvingham Lakes.

Alvingham Lakes is a mile or two from Louth in Lincolnshire.  For more information about Alvingham Lakes 
click on the link below.

The main "Grass Lake" with the rather unusual owners house....or should I say, the rather
unusual house that the owners reside in!


A better view of the house.

"The Monkey House Cafe".

Val & Rex, the very "normal" owners of Alvingham Lakes.

Anglers on the Grass Lake.

This is the Monkey Lake, it has chickens on the island.  Called the Monkey Lake since a previous
owner kept a rescued monkey on the island many years ago.

Ok....it's plastic.  But very lifelike!

A very pleasant day on Monkey Lake.


Relaxation.



A different, broader view of Monkey Lake.

Where I should be had I not been taking these photo's.
All images taken using a Panasonic Lumix FZ150.