Tuesday 5 December 2023

Autumn colours 2023.

 I took these photo's in early November at a favourite location.  The trees are all bare now, I should have posted them earlier.

The owner of this house grows Dahlias which he sells at the gate to raise funds for the church.

People out walking on what was a chilly but bright Autumn day.

Individual trees have such bright colours.

Popcorn loves being out in the countryside, he had his lead wrapped around him here so 
I "removed" it via Photoshop.  He's so lively I wouldn't dare remove it literally while out
on a country road.

Back on the lead he leads the way.

The tree on the left is a favourite and I look out for it in all seasons.

The low sunlight brings out the colours and long shadows.

More dog walkers.

A view out over the fields.

Nikon Z50 + 16-50mm lens.

Saturday 25 November 2023

"Simply Mustangs UK"

 I took these photo's at the September visit to the Mustang gathering in Cleethorpes.

Lots of interest in this model.

This man videos the group's cars.

The community police officer usually attends.

A few of the cars had "passengers" in them!!

An interesting spectator there.

She was quite happy for me to photograph her.

Bye Bye from the "Simply Mustangs UK" group.

Nikon Z50 + 16 - 50mm lens.

Sunday 19 November 2023

Suggets Lane foreshore walk.

 To the north of the our holiday attractions is an area of beach that stretches all the way to Grimsby Docks.  Not frequented by our holiday makers but local folk go there for a quiet day at the beach.

A substantial sea defence wall provides a footpath along here with a few access points to the beach.  Popcorn & I had a walk along here back in August this year.

I did a feature on this railway bridge earlier in the year but today I wanted to show you
a beach that few visitors know exists at Cleethorpes and the things that can be seen along it.

In the distance is a cold store on Grimsby Dock.

Looking inland from the bridge is Chapmans Pond in the centre of Cleethorpes.

Leaving the bridge a walkway leads to the beach.

This path goes toward the docks.

A popular place for local dog walkers, at top right is the end of North Promenade
where visitors turn around and go back toward the pier and amusement arcades.

The single line railway track takes people past here to Cleethorpes Railway station.

Fuller Street footbridge.

The floodlights are those at the Grimsby Town FC ground, Grimsby town play all their 
games "away" as the ground is in Cleethorpes!

The sea wall has wave defences all along it that have become popular with graffiti
artists.  To be fair though the artwork is very good.  This one depicts Dennis the Menace
and Gnasher, from the "Beano" comic book .

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher is a long-running comic strip in the British children's comic The Beano, published by DC Thomson, of Dundee, Scotland.

(Above info courtesy of Wikipedia)

Various other paintings.

This one celebrates Grimsby Town FC.

Here is a tribute to the fishermen of Grimsby from the heydays of it's fishing industry.  

The mascot of Grimsby Town FC, the "Mighty Mariner".  Which represents the fishing heritage.

A WW2 pillbox with more art depicting fishing.

Down on the beach I found lots of seashells here. 

A kiddies lost toy?

More shells.

There was quite a collection of very large pieces of driftwood.

Quite a large bough of a tree, it made me wonder how it had come to be here.

Animalistic in shape, I thought this bit of driftwood was very attractively shaped.

And now a view of the beach itself, as you can see hardly anyone about on a very hot
August morning.  A few dog walkers and this young woman relaxing while hubby and children
played in the rock pools at the waters edge. 

 One of the access points.

Beyond here the path narrows and goes on the the docks area.  More graffiti.

As can be seen it's a very long walk to the docks with art works all the way along.
Popcorn was willing to go the whole distance but not me, dinner was calling.

Nikon Z50 + 16-50 lens.