Wednesday 25 January 2023

Taking a break

 I'm having a short break from the blog. We have many things taking up our time so I'm unable to get out to take any new photo's. I don't want to raid my archive, I hope to continue commenting on your blogs.

Back ASAP.

One of the reasons our time is being taken up, our new puppy Poodle in a rare moment of

relaxation between more manic periods!

Taken on my mobile 'phone.

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Town & Countryside.

 Just a few pictures from a walk in the countryside and in the town.

I should have moved our car.

On a different day, with different lighting.

Panasonic TZ100 compact camera.

Saturday 7 January 2023

Suggets Lane, Railway Footbridge.

Suggets lane in Cleethorpes had a level crossing to allow residents to cross the railway line and gain access to the beach there.  Several years ago Network Rail decided to close it as there had been several near misses with people taking risks with oncoming trains.  After protests it was decided to replace the level pedestrian crossing with a new footbridge that accommodated, pedestrians, people in wheelchairs or pushchairs and cyclists.  The bridge was constructed off site and erected in sections, it was completed and opened in March of this year (2022).

(I took these pictures in late 2022)

The new footbridge over the railway line into Cleethorpes, in pristine condition.
I hope it remains that way.

This ramp is for cyclists, wheelchair & pushchair users.  

This young man came past with what looked like twins in a pushchair, easier than the steps.

His wife/partner took the stairs.

Here he is on the opposite side.  
(They did give me permission to use the photo's)

From the top of the bridge there's a view towards Grimsby dock and commercial vessels.

The large white building is a cold store on Grimsby Fishdock. 

Down below is the way onto the bankside footpath that goes along the Humber Estuary.

A favourite place for locals and dog walkers.

Two ships just outside Grimsby Dock.

I took the ramp for the return trip.

A cyclist came by and gave me a wave.

Another view from the top of the bridge.

Looking inland from the bridge is Chapmans Pond, a place I used to fish at when I was
a lad.  Closed many years ago despite several attempts to get it re-opened.  The large tower
is the water tower for the supply of water to Cleethorpes.  I don't know if it's still in use but
it remains and it is festooned with various aerials.

Pelham Road just around the corner, the water tower looms above the houses.

Olympus EM1 Mk2 + 12-100 Pro lens.

Sunday 1 January 2023

2022 in Pictures.

 For many reasons 2022 was a memorable year for me. I've picked out a picture (or two) from each month of this year, some from blog posts but some you might not have seen. Each one has a special meaning for me, some more than others.

Happy New Year to all my Blogging friends.


Snowdrops, always the first flower in Spring.


The Parish Church at the village of Brigsley.


The first of 2 photo's of Spring Lambs.


Cowslip at Wold Newton. There was a field full of them there.


Playing with a bit of still life/pattern photography.


Horses in the Lincolnshire Wolds.


My Tortoise Joey, emerging from his Garden House.


Cornflowers in my garden.

September 7th 2022.

I had my operation on the 7th September and took this on my mobile

phone in the morning. It was the last time I saw Suzi.

September 8th 2022.

My son took this of me the day after my procedure, on my mobile

phone for me. Maybe it's an odd thing to put on my blog but it's

probably the most significant photograph of 2022 for me.


The beach north of Cleethorpes heading towards Grimsby and the docks.

One of the first trips out with my camera.


Haverstoe Park in Cleethorpes.


Another mobile phone picture, hope you had a Happy Christmas. Best wishes for 2023.