Tuesday 30 September 2014

Thoresby Bridge.

Thoresby Bridge is on the Louth Navigation Canal.

This small set of images was taken from the bridge which spans the canal.

"The Louth Navigation was a canalisation of the River Lud. It ran for 11 miles (18 km) from Louth in LincolnshireEngland, to Tetney Haven, at the mouth of the Humber. It was authorised by Act of Parliament in 1763 and completed in 1770, under the supervision of the engineer John Grundy, Jr. and then by James Hogard. Eight locks were required to overcome the difference in altitude, six of which were constructed with sides consisting of four elliptical bays, a design only ever used on this canal in Britain.

The lease was transferred to two railway companies in 1847, and reverted to the commissioners in 1876. The operation was a moderate success until the beginning of the twentieth century, when there was a rapid decline in income, and the canal formally closed in 1924.

The Louth Navigation Trust was formed in 1986 to promote the canal as an amenity, and has established a base in a restored canal warehouse in Louth. A feasibility study for restoring the canal for navigation was commissioned in 2004, and the Trust is hoping that this could be a reality by 2020."

Above information courtesy of Wikipedia.

This is looking toward Tetney Lock and eventually the Humber Estuary.
There are a few bridges and locks on the Louth Navigation with wharf side
building such as the one shown here. 

Old winding gear for the lock gates.  The gates have fallen into disrepair and are
no longer needed or able to be used.

From the bridge, looking in the opposite direction toward Louth.

Alongside the Louth navigation is this fishing lake.  I was a member of this lake for
a number of years.
All images taken with a Panasonic G5 Camera.

Thursday 25 September 2014

Lakeside Caravan Park

Lakeside is at North Somercoates on the Lincolnshire coast.

See http://www.donamottparks.com/lakeside-park.aspx

All pictures taken with a Panasonic G5 camera.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

The Garden Centre.

A visit to a local garden centre.

Pictures taken with a Panasonic TZ40 compact camera.

Monday 22 September 2014

Lincolnshire Wolds & it's Big Skies!

Lincolnshire has a reputation for being "flat & boring"which is quire unfair as it has rolling hills known as The Lincolnshire Wolds.  It is also a very diverse county with industry, leisure & farming, so it's far from boring.  
One Thing it is known for is it's "BIG SKIES!"
On a bright & breezy day such as this when I took these images you can see the shapes
and shadows of the clouds sweeping over the landscape as the clouds scud across the 
Lincolnshire "BIG SKIES!" 

Field patterns on The Wolds after the big harvest.

Possibly the best example of the rolling Lincolnshire Wolds & it's big skies.

More harvest patterns.

In the far distance, on the horizon can be seen the Lincolnshire coast
and the Humber Estuary.

The farm at Beesby.

Straw bales from this year's harvest.

The lane through Beesby.

Silage, (green hay) bagged up ready for winter feed for the beasts.

Beesby looking down to the coastal plain and out to the coast.

Admiring it's work, this combine harvester is no longer needed, until next year!

At this time of year most, if not all of the harvest, is gathered in and the fields of
Lincolnshire are full of bales of straw.  Some large round ones as shown here, some very
large oblong ones, and there are still a few of the smaller bales.

All pictures here taken with a Panasonic TZ40 compact camera.

Friday 19 September 2014

Autumn patterns?

Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!

("tangled web" may refer to:

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave / When first we practise to deceive!" -- a line from Marmion (poem), an epic poem by Walter Scott
Spider-Man's Tangled Web)

Above quote courtesy of Wikipedia.

A few images taken on a very damp & foggy morning in my garden.

A web in the early stages of being built.

One of the culprits caught on camera!!!

Here was a particularly large web.

All pictures taken on a Panasonic G5 camera.