Wednesday 27 November 2019

Ready for Christmas!

Sorry, I know it's still a bit early, but our Council had "The Big Switch On" last week in the main shopping street in Cleethorpes so I thought "Why wait?"
The lights came on about 4pm while there was still some light in the sky.

I started at the Christmas tree outside our Parish Curch, St. Peters.

It had been raining so, plenty of colourful reflections.

The most important shop in Cleethorpes!
I've been getting my photographic supplies and camera equipment from this family run firm
for sixty years now.

Almost back at St. Peters Church now, my £1 parking ticket is about to run out
so time to go home.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro Lens.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Cleethorpes, (out of season).

It's been a while since my last post, we've had rain for days now.  A lot of areas have suffered really bad flooding but, thankfully, we have escaped.
So, today was the first sunny day for a while & I had the chance to try out a compact camera I've been considering buying.  My local shop allowed me to use it for a day or two before deciding.
I took it along Cleethorpes Promenade this morning.  The resulting pictures were really good but I found it difficult to use, I just didn't feel happy with it, so decided not to buy it.  Just shows the advantage of always buying from your local Camera Dealer, had I bought it from the Internet I would be stuck with it now.  I've been a customer of this shop for the last 60 years!

(Sorry for more images from our Promenade but this is where I always head for when trying new equipment, as I have a standard with previous pictures for comparison.)

Our Pier is now owned by "Papas", a national chain of Fish & Chip resturants.
At least it's being used and maintained, over previous years it's furure was doubtful.

A panoramic view of the North Promenade, from the Pier.

The Pier entrance, as I was leaving.

This is "Dudley" the donkey, a tribute to Gladys Nutall who brought the first donkeys to 
Cleethorpes many years ago.  It's a clay sculpture by local artist Donna Peterson, you can read
more about Dudley on Donna's website. 

"Crazy Golf Site", closed today.  There are a few tributes to Donald McGill the well
known artist who produced rather saucy postcards in the 1950's which are now
collectors items.

And finally, I met this dog along the promenade.