Monday 10 June 2024

A few sights along the seafront at Cleethorpes.

 Over the weekend Popcorn & I had one or two walks along our promenade and I photographed the inshore RNLI lifeboat going out on a "shout", plus one or two other "odd items".

I've uploaded them in the order that I took them.

Willys Pub is opposite the beach on our seafront, but what caught my eye was this gentleman
walking by dressed in smart attire we don't seem to see nowadays.

Something else you don't often see, two little dogs enjoying a trip out in their buggy!

On the beach is what I really came out to see, the work on our new RNLI station is coming
on now.  Work started in early 2020  but when the main contractor went into liquidation it all
stopped.  Now things are really moving and the steel structure is going up.

Suddenly a siren sounded and from the old RNLI inshore lifeboat station (opposite the new one)
the crew where going out on a "shout" to rescue someone out in the Humber Estuary.

The tide was way out so the "Rib" had to be taken to the water on a trailer, towed there by
the tractor.

One more crew member to join them.....

Away down the slipway....

And out to the water.
I've lived in Cleethorpes all my life and this was the first time I'd seen an emergency launch.
I've seen several practice runs, but this was for real!

This is looking into the compound for the new lifeboat station. 

Steels laid out on the ground waiting to be lifted into place.

I've been going down to photograph the construction and progress with the crane lifting and
lowering steels into place.  I'll post a few photo's of the work in a future post.

And finally, as I was walking along the seafront gardens along came a rather colourful couple who kindly allowed me to photograph them and also said I could post their picture on my blog.
They were on there way to a festival being held at the south end of Cleethorpes.

Nikon Z6ii + 24 - 70mm lens.

Saturday 1 June 2024

Sea Anglers on the Humberston Fitties.

 Popcorn & I had a walk along the Humberston Fitties in January this year.  Not many people about but there were some sea anglers having a fishing contest.

A sandbank as the incoming tide advanced.

A view out to one of the old WW1 forts in the Humber Estuary.

One of the sea anglers, well wrapped up against the cold.

Another angler adjusting his rig.  I've been a keen freshwater angler most of my life but
only during the warmer months.  

The tide is almost at it's height now but the sandbank still uncovered.  Some folk often get
marooned on these sandbanks and need to be rescued.

I didn't see any of the anglers catch anything but they assured me they do.

This on had set up on the small staging which leads down to the beach.

Not a rough sea but it can be here during storms.

A distant view showing the little jetty with steps down to the beach.

Winter gales had blown sand onto the seafront footpaths and Council workmen were clearing it.

A couple more sea angler pics to finish with.

I mentioned on a recent post how Popcorn crosses his paws when
relaxing, I took this a few days ago.

It's a mobile phone pic.

Nikon Z50 + 18-140 lens.

Monday 27 May 2024

Cleethorpes Promenade & Railway Station.

 Some recent photo's from a walk along our seafront on a rare sunny day.  It's nice to go down there in the off season when there aren't many visitors.

The entrance to our pier, dogs not allowed beyond here so we don't go there.

One of the cafes where dogs can sit outside with their carers.
(I don't like the term "owners" )

I never knew there was ice cream for dogs!

My previous two dogs have been Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  A gorgeous breed. 
The little Ruby dog has a tag on it's lead telling folk "I'm nervous".

The railway Station at Cleethorpes takes visitors right up to the beach.

Dogs are allowed on the beach from the end of October until Easter.  Then they are banned.

This is the cross Pennine train to Liverpool.

Passengers arriving.

While I was there some platform repair work was underway.

Helter Skelter, it's been here for many years, but I remember the more traditional wooden
one that stood here when I was a child.  The "big wheel" has always been here.

The Mermaid Café at the station.

Nikon Z6 ii + 24 - 70mm lens.