Saturday, 3 December 2022

Cleethorpes Country Park.

 Cleethorpes Country Park is bordered on one side by houses and a golf course on the other.  Popular for walking, bird watching, anglers and dog walkers.

In the summer months it's also used for wind surfer instruction and paddle boarding.

The park is set alongside a housing estate.


This area is reserved for letting dogs have a swim.

Lots of birds at the park, here are a few Black Headed Gulls jostling for a place.

A juvenile Swan on the lake.




A high voltage power line crosses one end of the lake, the discs on the cables are to make
the wires visible for incoming birds approaching the lake.  It's a popular place for migrating
geese arriving in the autumn to over winter on the lake.


Two Gulls and | Magpie.

There's a resident pair of swans on the lake.

It's always popular, especially on a warm Winters day like the one I had to take these pics.


Bulrushes & Reeds around the lake shore.

Not sure what this hardy little flower was, I thought it was Clover but realised later when
I got it onto my PC monitor the leaves were wrong for Clover.


Hawthorn berries all over the park.

This chap came toward me walking his very well behaved dog (not on a lead)
and I had a pleasant talk to him.  The dog is a Labradoodle!

A couple of young people taking a rest on their bicycle ride.

There are various bridges, this one is where the water flows into the lake from the beck
that runs along the Golf Course.


There are fishing platforms all around the lake.  Lots of large Carp and Bream in here.


At the end of the lake, close to the car park, the fishing platforms are reserved for wheelchair 
anglers.  The board across the front of them is to prevent accidents with the wheelchair
accidentally going over the front of the platform.

Autumn reeds catching the low sunlight.

This definitely is a Clover plant!

Picnic tables are dotted all around the lake.

Plenty of benches to enjoy the view over the lake too.


This plaque greets people visiting the park as they leave the car park.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.


Saturday, 26 November 2022

Bradley Village.

 Bradley is a small village on the outskirts of Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire.

We visited it on a dull November afternoon.

St. George's Church in Bradley.

A new  development of houses in a former farmyard.

The view across the fields from the houses.

These houses have been built in the style of barn conversions.
We used to visit this farm in the autumn to buy apples.

Bradley Manor.

Horses in a paddock 


This one thinks the grass is greener over the fence.


A view down one of the lanes.

Another view into the garden at the Manor.

A Victorian post box.

A grand old house, I was really attracted to the lovely chimney stacks.

A bit of Autumn colour.

This is the main road into Bradley.

Panasonic TZ100 Compact camera.




Saturday, 19 November 2022

Graffiti or "Street Art?"

 These pictures were taken back in August.

I saw some "art works" on the garden wall of a house in Cleethorpes.  Not exactly graffiti by vandals, but quite interesting.  It's a collection of images/posters from the Marvel Comics genre plus a few messages.  I've studied the text and pictures quite closely but if I missed anything unsuitable that may cause offence then I apologise.





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The walls have since been painted over but, the graffiti has begun again! 

Panasonic TZ100 Compact Camera.