My last blog finished off in late April with an ill fated cycle ride.
I started off May with a visit to Lincoln, it's one of my favourite cities. A look around Ellis mill, the Roman remains and other sights was a good day spent. The ride on the train is also a pleasure running through rural Lincolnshire.
The next day I again took the train to Bedford.
An hour or so walk took me to Bromham Mill, I visited the post mill first, got the key and had a look inside. A nice postmill is good condition. Next was the watermill, this was just as nice with two sets of stones, the wheel was ticking away. A perfect weekend!
I took a few of Leicester uni around this time before a geology trip whisked me off to Devon. Our small group visited Hemerdon mine, Meldon and a few other places. More time was spend in the pub however!
Late May saw me cycle up to NW Leicestershire to visit Hough mill and a few other sites. The mining remains were of particular interest.
Early June, exams finished and it was time to head to Rum for the second time, this time for a few weeks. We mapped the Eastern layered intrusion and Northern marginal zone with visits to Harris. A very good trip and I hope to visit again in 2013 to finish off a few bits.
Back in East Anglia I had planned to do several mills, however the rain prevented me going beyond Thelnetham.
Not long after I visited Strumpshaw and the new Bridewell museum in the Norwich area. This is in between shifts at work.
Ashby St Mary church was also visited, I faintly remember this church, having lived in the village for a few years when very little.
Visited the Wherry Albion today, only a couple of 'snaps' however, may catch it tomorrow as well.
On the to do list for the next few weeks; Lydia Eva (again), Time and Tide museum + gasworks (again) along with Gressenhall museum, Southwold lighthouse (again). A few other things as well. In late September I'm on holiday in Cornwall for a geology/industrial trip. Good stuff, hope it doesn't rain too hard!
- Sun, 29 Jul 2012 at 21:08
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