Wednesday 27 February 2019

Skegness (out of season) Set 1 of 2

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"

Continuing my tour of the Lincolnshire Seaside Coast.

Skegness is a popular seaside resort on the east coast of Lincolnshire.  Although I live in a seaside resort (Cleethorpes) we decided to visit Skegness on a very sunny but extremely cold day.  
There's something intriguing about a seaside resort during the out of season winter months.  The crowds of summer visitors are gone and the residents can enjoy their own town in a more leisurely manner.

The seafront, as seen from the beach.

These street map vending machines are appearing a lot around  Lincolnshire.

As expected, most of the summer businesses were closed and shuttered, I didn't mind
as I wanted to capture the essence of an out of season seaside resort.

View along Skeggy's promenade.

Lifeguard Station on the beach.

Ferris wheel.

The gondola cars are removed until the new season.

Did I say it was cold/  Well it was, this couple found a shelter with views out to the sea.

My wife & Suzi with the prom. almost to themselves.

My only disappointment from the day, the pier was closed.  I thought it might have been
open for people to walk along, as ours back in Cleethorpes is all year round.  Maybe that's
because it's part of a national chain of fish & chip shops now!

Even if this were open I wouldn't be going on it!

More images of Skeggy in part two.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Saturday 23 February 2019

Beach Huts.

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
More from Lincolnshire's Seaside Coast.

Still at Chapel Saint Leonards, a row of beach huts caught my attention.

Met a "local" coming down the slope!

Another local, hardy soul.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 +12-100 Pro lens.

Wednesday 20 February 2019

North Sea Observatory.

"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
The next few posts are along the Lincolnshire coast exploring
the area during the closed season when all the visitors have gone back home.

The North Sea Observatory is at Chapel Saint Leonards, Lincolnshire and was built in 2018.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Monday 18 February 2019

Bengal Village.

The Bengal Village is an Indian Resturant in Barton Upon Humber in Lincolnshire.   
It's a restaurant with a bit of a surprise!!

The "surprise" is this life sized Bengal Tiger replica, the kids will love it!

Another surprise is in the main restaurant where the ceiling changes it's colours.

Olympus em10 mK2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.

Sunday 17 February 2019

Foggy in the Park.

A few images in the park on a recent foggy day.  Freezing Fog.

This is the "Sensory Garden", originally planted with plants that were either tactile
and textured to the touch or had a strong scent.  It was for partially sighted people to 
enjoy and each plant had a brail nameplate.   
The park & garden was opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in her Silver Jubilee year, 1977.
Unfortunately, over the years and with a little help from vandals, the sensory plants have gone
so, the whole thing was replanted by Agricultural Students at the Grimsby College with 
plants that could withstand drought conditions.  Sign of the times in many ways.

Children's Playground, no kids today so safe to take a few snaps.

A fo

A view through the picnic area.

This one is best in colour.
Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Saturday 16 February 2019

What a difference the weather makes!

Last week we had thick, freezing fog in Cleethorpes and today it's a lovely sunny day, mild with a temperature of 14 degrees C.

These two pics illustrate the fickle changes in the British weather.

Taken on the 31st of January, only the bravest souls out
today to get their Fish & Chips.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

A different scene today (16th of February), the Promenade
was packed from end to end.  And it's not yet the holiday season.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko Lens.