Saturday 27 August 2022

The "Piggy Wood".

 I've shown a couple of pics from the Piggy Wood before, these are from a walk we had in there a while ago, it's called "Piggy Wood" as there used to be pigs living and roaming freely in the wood a few years ago.

The way into Piggy Wood.

Ivy starting to climb up the tree trunk.

I find Nettles attractive, as long as I keep my distance!
Someone had been collecting kindling wood.

New shoots emerging from the trunk of a Birch tree.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-40 Pro lens.

Saturday 20 August 2022

Conker trees & a country garden.

 Our favourite place to walk Suzi.

Cows grazing amongst the trees.

Not the early onset of Autumn.
The Horse Chestnut tress are all affected by "Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner Moth" damage.
It's caused by the Larva of a moth from the continent, that burrows inside the leaves.

A wild old English Rose in a hedgerow.

I always stop to have a look at this garden.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-40 pro lens.

Saturday 13 August 2022

09 (Louth Canal Project). Ticklepenny Lock.


Ticklepenny Lock is one of the deepest locks on the system, named after a local family of smallholders, lock keepers and collector of tolls.  The locks are without their doors but all the ironwork and masonry is still intact.

The canal meanders it's way toward Ticklepenny Lock on it's way
 from Alvingham.

This shows how deep this lock is, the water would have been a lot deeper but since the
canal was abandoned the levels have been deliberately lowered. 
Also here, we see a better example of the Barrel shaped construction of the lock.

On the opposite side of the road bridge the canal drops down a yard or so.

Here we see the canal passing below the road bridge.

Original iron work, but all the gates were removed after the closure of the canal to
make use of the timbers.  All the swing bridges were removed and replaced with
permanent  road bridges.

I got down to the water level to show the depth of this lock.  No, I didn't get wet.

The Louth Navigation Trust carried out repairs to Ticklepenny Lock in 1996 & learnt about the structure of the lock and it's foundations.  Wooden piles had been driven down into the clay bed before it was built and then horizontal beams laid across the piles.  The brick & stone masonry of the lock was built directly on top of this wooden base.  The trust replaced the wooden foundations with concrete.
All the locks on the canal were constructed using this method.
 That these wooden foundations had lasted since the 1770's is  testament to the canal builders skill. 

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-40mm Pro lens.

Saturday 6 August 2022

Sheep at Ravendale.

 Ravendale Valley is in the Lincolnshire Wolds, these sheep graze along a steep hill there.

Most of the sheep had been sheared recently and the lambs were growing quickly.

It was quite hot and this group were sheltering in a shady corner.

Olympus EM10 Mk2 + 12-60mm Lumix lens.

Wednesday 3 August 2022

New camera photo's.

 I'm finding it increasingly harder to carry my DSLR + Lenses these days so I've bought a small compact camera for my day to day photography.  I still have my "proper" camera equipment but intend to use the compact mainly.

I took it out to one or two local places to try it out, you'll probably be familiar with most of the locations.

The Crown & Anchor pub, shown in my Louth Canal series.

Enjoying the seafront at Cleethorpes.

Tidying up after the Donkeys.

he Mermaid Café, a listed Victorian building.


Panasonic TZ100 Compact.