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Summer Geographing

By Ashley Dace

My last blog finished off in late April with an ill fated cycle ride.
SK5205 : Cycle Path by Ashley Dace

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.
SK9770 : St Mary-le-Wigford Norman Doorway by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Roman Lincoln - Western Defensive Gate by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Roman Lincoln - Eastern Defensive Gate by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Roman Lincoln - Basilica by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Lincoln - Historic site by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Motherby Hill by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Jews House - Lincoln by Ashley Dace SK9771 : Steep Hill - Lincoln by Ashley Dace SK9772 : Ellis Mill - Lincoln by Ashley Dace SK9772 : Ellis Mill - Governor by Ashley Dace SK9772 : Ellis Mill - Stone Floor by Ashley Dace SK9772 : Ellis Mill - Mechanisms by Ashley Dace SK9772 : Ellis Mill - Brake Wheel by Ashley Dace SK5904 : Leicester Railway Station by Ashley Dace

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!
TL0150 : Bromham Bridge by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Bridge and Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Watermill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : John Bunyan trail by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Former Railway Line by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9853 : Stevington village centre by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace SP9952 : Stevington Windmill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace TL0150 : Bromham Mill by Ashley Dace

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!
SK5901 : Bridge/Tunnel under the Midland Mainline by Ashley Dace SK5903 : Adrian and Bennet Building by Ashley Dace SX7466 : Joint Mitnor Cave by Ashley Dace SK5903 : Rattay Lecture Theatre by Ashley Dace SK5903 : University of Leicester - Bennett Building by Ashley Dace SK5903 : Attenborough and Charles Wilson Buildings by Ashley Dace SK5903 : Victoria Park by Ashley Dace SX5758 : Hemerdon Mine by Ashley Dace SX5758 : Hemerdon Mine by Ashley Dace SX5758 : Hemerdon Mine - Core Shed by Ashley Dace SX5758 : Hemerdon Mine by Ashley Dace SX5758 : Hemerdon Mine by Ashley Dace SX5692 : Meldon Viaduct by Ashley Dace SX5691 : Red-a-ven brooke by Ashley Dace SX5691 : Hidden Geology by Ashley Dace SX8197 : Posbury Clump Quarry by Ashley Dace

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.
SK4515 : Grimley Andesite by Ashley Dace SK5804 : Leicester Castle Magazine by Ashley Dace SK4116 : Calcutta Pit by Ashley Dace SK4615 : Volcanic Blocks by Ashley Dace SK4117 : Coleorton No. 2 Colliery by Ashley Dace SK4117 : Hough Mill by Ashley Dace SK4117 : Gorse Field Mines by Ashley Dace SK4117 : Horse Gin - Swannington by Ashley Dace SK4117 : Hough Mill by Ashley Dace SK4116 : Leicester to Swannington Railway by Ashley Dace SK4116 : Leicester to Swannington Railway by Ashley Dace SK4116 : Swannington Incline by Ashley Dace SK4215 : Snibston no.3 Colliery (site of) by Ashley Dace SK4115 : L&S converted steam winch by Ashley Dace

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.
NM3395 : Isle of Rum - Harris Mausoleum by Robert Stalham NM3995 : Hallival from Askival by Robert Stalham NM3995 : Hallival Isle of Rum by Robert Stalham NM3996 : Unit 13 - ELI by Robert Stalham NM3996 : The Wavy Horizon Unit 9 by Robert Stalham NM3395 : Harris Lodge by Robert Stalham NM3798 : Loch Bealach Mhic Neill by Robert Stalham NM3995 : Hallival from Askival by Robert Stalham NM3996 : Hallival (723m) by Robert Stalham NM3995 : Eigg from Askival by Robert Stalham NM4099 : Isle of Rum Primary School by Robert Stalham NS5965 : Glasgow Queen Street Station by Robert Stalham NM4199 : Isle of Rum new pier by Robert Stalham NM4199 : Isle of Rum new pier by Robert Stalham NM4199 : Fishing in Vain by Ashley Dace NM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Robert Stalham NM3898 : Rhyodacite Fiamme by Robert Stalham NM3798 : Lewisian Gneiss by Robert Stalham NM3898 : Meall Breac by Robert Stalham NM4097 : Mantle Xenolith by Robert Stalham NM3897 : Unit 7/8 - Eastern Layered Intrusion by Robert Stalham NM3996 : Unit 11/12 - Eastern Layered Intrusion by Robert Stalham NG3700 : Peridotite Plug by Robert Stalham NM3996 : Unit 12 Peridotite Sills by Robert Stalham NM4099 : Kinloch Castle - Sitting Room by Ashley Dace NM4099 : The Smoking Room - Kinloch Castle by Ashley Dace

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.
TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TM0178 : Thelnetham Windmill by Ashley Dace TG3306 : Strumpshaw Steam Pumping Station by Ashley Dace TG3306 : Strumpshaw Steam Pumping Station by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Addington Well Beam Engine by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Big Bertha by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Boiler Feed Pumps by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Burrell Engine by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Marshall Horizontal Engine by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Foden Steam Lorry by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Lowestoft to Norwich Railway by Ashley Dace TG3406 : Waddon Pumping Engine No. 2 by Ashley Dace TG3306 : Path in the Fens by Ashley Dace TG2308 : Small Lanes Norwich by Ashley Dace TG2308 : Tidman and Sons Ltd by Ashley Dace TG2308 : The Bridewell by Ashley Dace TG2308 : Claxtons of Bedford Street by Ashley Dace TG2308 : Bridewell Museum - Bagg's Brewery engine by Ashley Dace TG2308 : Colmans Works Fire Brigade by Ashley Dace TG3207 : Brundall Railway Station by Ashley Dace TG3202 : Norman Doorway - Ashby St Mary by Ashley Dace TG3202 : Ashby St Mary Church by Ashley Dace

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!


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