Friday 31 January 2014

Frosty, Foggy Day at Cleethorpes. Day two, Peoples Park.

This is the last of the foggy/frosty/cold series of pictures.

Peoples Park is in Grimsby, Lincolnshire and was donated to the people of Grimsby.  See below.

People's Park is a lovely example of a Victorian Park; it was first opened on 17th August 1883. The land for the park was donated by Lord Heneage in 1881, William Barron won a competition to design the park, and this design is still mostly intact today.
(This information courtesy of the North East Lincs website.)

A bit of colour on a chilly day.

Looking over toward the bowling greens and pavilion.

Other people where out with their cameras too. 

A bit cold on the doggy's paws?

Sunshine through the trees.

Frosty seat.

Being "attacked" by a Cavalier!!

The last in the "Frosty Foggy" series.

All pictures taken on a Panasonic G5 camera.

Thursday 30 January 2014

1st Anniversary of the blog.

Today, 30th Jan 2014 is the first anniversary of my starting this blog.  To celebrate it I have picked out twelve of my favourite  pictures, one for each month.  I hope you like them too.
Thankyou to all who have viewed the blog and contributed to the almost 11,000 viewings! I'm surprised but very pleased to see that there are people from many countries other than the UK who view my blog and I thank them all.
Two special thankyous, to Elle in Australia and my friend Tracy, not quite so far away.

At the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway.
Taken on a Panasonic FZ45 camera.

Three A4's at the York National Railway Museum.
Taken on a Panasonic G5 camera.

Foggy day at Grimsby fish docks.Taken on a Nikon E4300 camera.

Traction engine driver (I think he spotted me!)Taken on a Panasonic FZ150 camera.

My little dog Suzi aged 4 months.Taken on a Panasonic FZ150 camera.

At the Trolleybus Museum, Sandtoft in Lincolnshire.Taken on a Canon EOS300 camera.

South Drain, South Ferriby in Lincolnshire.Taken on a Panasonic FZ45 camera.

The Lincolnshire Wolds.Taken on a Panasonic FZ150 camera.

Steam Punk festival, Castle Square in Lincoln.Taken on a Panasonic FZ150 camera.

Outside The Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes Boating Lake.Taken on a Panasonic G5 camera.

Staff at the Lincolnshire Wolds railway entering into the spirit of things at
their Scarecrow Festival.
Taken on a Panasonic G5 camera. 

Yours Truly trying to get some rest after playing with Suzi!
Taken on a Panasonic G5 camera.

I hope you all continue to watch and enjoy the blog.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

Frosty, Foggy Day at Cleethorpes. Day two, Weelsby Woods.

Weelsby Woods is a local park and dog walking area.  It was very cold again.

Weelsby Woods in Grimsby.

Ice patterns.

A favourite place for dog walkers.


Frosted litter.

Sunshine in the playground.

The 3rd & final part of my chilly walks will appear soon.

All pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Frosty, Foggy Day at Cleethorpes. Central Promenade & Pier Gardens. (Part 2 of 2)

This part of the walk is on the Central promenade and the Pier Gardens.

Part of the illuminations, this piece with Mickey Mouse is relatively modern.  It replaced another
one which, when I was a kid, all locals called "The Man in the Moon!"

Looking back to the south end of the resort with the Leisure Centre in the distance.

A very similar view to the previous shot but taken from the top of "High Cliff".  Only a small hill
really but the nearest thing to high ground we can boast about in Cleethorpes!
Central and South Prom on the left & the Kingsway to the right.  

Looking in the opposite direction and there is a pleasant walk through the Pier Gardens.
Cleethorpes has won several awards in the "Britain in Bloom" contest in the last few years.

Ross castle with the pier in the background.  I wrote about Ross Castle in an earlier blog so
I wont bore you with it all again.  Suffice to say that it brings back fond childhood memories
and you can't say you are Cleethorpes born & bred unless you ran up to the top of
Ross castle when you were a child!

Part of the Cleethorpes heritage Walk.

Nice lighting on the paving slabs.

The light was starting to fade here.

Morning stroll at Cleethorpes and time to enjoy what the visitors miss in the summer.   

This bus stop was nowhere near the Promenade but on my way home I couldn't resist taking it!

All pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Monday 27 January 2014

Frosty, Foggy Day at Cleethorpes. Kingsway (Part 1 of 2)

For a break from the usual villages and shops I went out last week when we had some very frosty, very cold and foggy mornings.  This set was taken along the Kingsway which which runs parallel to the promenade and beach at Cleethorpes.

The Kingsway, Cleethorpes on a very frosty morning.  This is one of several Victorian shelters
along the Kingsway.  They afford shelter all year round, even in summer when on sunny
days we often get a chilly sea breeze.

Looking further along the Kingsway  you can see the blocks of modern appartments
that have been built in recent years.

Down on the South promenade below the Kingsway.  In the distance is the Leisure Centre and
over the wall to the left is the beach.  On a clear day there are nice views across the Humber
Estuary to the Yorkshire coast.  Not today thought!

From the same position (I just spun around) with the sun behind me there is quite a good view
along the South Promenade and beyond to the Central Promenade and the pier.

Back on the Kingsway and one of the Victorian shelters.  They were renovated several years
ago and brought back to how they might have originally looked.  Unfortunately the vandals
did their worst and they are now looking a bit tired.  The next image illustrates the point! 

One broken glass and another missing!
I couldn't show the graffiti as it was
too explicit!

Further along the Kingsway and this lad was late for school!

Waiting for the next bus.

Part 2 of 2 will appear very soon.

All pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Thursday 23 January 2014

Horncastle (Part 4 of 4)

Further along High Street heading toward where the road crosses the River Bain.

River Bain.

The Bridge Cafe & Gallery.

Another of the many antique & collectors shops in Horncasatle.

Looking from the bridge toward the Horncastle Antiques Centre.

Horncastle Antiques Centre.

Further along High Street and heading away from the town centre.

Several shops combined.

High Street opposite the Market Place.

Festive window display at Age UK.

Leading away from the river toward the Butter Market.

Winter reeds along the River Bain.

Feeding the ducks.

The river and the old mill.

Waiting to be fed?

The old mill building.

The River Bain flowing into the town centre.

Every town must have one!  The last pic in this series.

All pictures taken with a Panasonic G5 Camera.