Saturday 30 March 2019

Views along the top of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Nettleton - Claxby - Beelsby.  A drive along the top of the Wolds.

A few views from above Nettleton Village.

Looking over the Lincolnshire valley towards Lincoln.  Mist in the distance, on a clear day
Lincoln Cathedral can easily be seen from here.

A few pregnant Yews to finish with.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ Mzuiko lens.

Sunday 24 March 2019

Sunday Walk.

Out for a walk with Suzi and saw some strange "dogs" approaching us.  They were a Llama and an Alpaca out for a walk.  Just like us.

The Llama is a domesticated South American camelid, or member of the Camel family, widely used as a meat & pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Columbian Era.   

The Alpaca is a species of  South American camelid, similar to, and often confused with, the Llama.  However, Alpacas are noticeably smaller than Llamas.   The two animals can successfully cross-breed.  

This is a Llama, the larger of these two lovely animals

This one is an Alpaca, smaller and perhaps prettier?

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42 EZ  MZuiko.

Thursday 21 March 2019

Locked in time.

Yesterday I came across a bridge where people had attached padlocks with dedications written on them.  It's become quite a popular trend.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 14-42mm EZ M Zuiko.

Friday 15 March 2019

Barton Haven Boatyard. (Set 2 of 2).

Inside one of the large workshops was a boat undergoing a major refit.

I asked how they got this hull into the workshop; the roof slides back in sections and then
the hull is lifted, by crane, and lowered onto the cradles where it now rests.

The area below the waterline has been covered with copper sheets, this is where the 
expression "Copper Bottomed" originates from.  It protects the hull from Boat Worm
which is a problem in the warmer seas and can attack wooden hulls.

Tools of the trade, I like to photograph them as a still life.

The copper bottom can be seen better here.

I was invited up to see the decking being replaced.

Here the Shipwright is demonstrating how the planking fits together 
and is locked & glued in place. 

More tools of the trade, he was keen for me to include the little plane in the picture.

Back on the public side for the last image.  

I enjoyed my visit to "Barton Haven Boatyard".  Thankyou to the owner + Rob and 
the other men there for allowing me to photograph their place of work.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18 M Zuiko lens.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Barton Haven Boatyard. (Set 1 of 2).

I've photographed the boats in Barton Haven many times but on this visit I gained access to the boatyard on the opposite side of the creek, something I've wanted to do for a long time.

This is the view from the public side of the creek, a view I've photographed
on many visits here.  To the left, behind the concrete wall is "Barton Haven Boatyard".

One more pic from the footbridge.

"Barton Haven Boatyard", somewhere I've wanted to photograph for quite a while.

The boatyard is a very crowded place.

In the background is this large hand.

It was made by  Rob, one of the men at the yard.  It depicts a hand holding a Longbow
and is a scaled up replica of Rob's own hand

Strange to find this old Lancia car in the yard.

Here's Rob working on an old clinker built boat.  It's an old Yorkshire Cobble from
Bridlington.  Yorkshire Cobbles where extensively used by Yorkshire Fishermen.

A view of Barton Haven from the boatyard, quite a novelty for me.

In the background is the Waters Edge Visitor Centre.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 9-18mm  M Zuiko lens.