Hmmmmm Where to start
My last blog entry was for mills weekend in May. Life caught up and at nearly 1am on Saturday 16th July I am catching up!
After mills weekend my next trip was to an old time favourite, my previous pictures where very poor but they were taken long before geograph. The place was Abbeydale Industrial forge near Sheffield. I got the train up to Dore station and walked the short distance up. This trip was for the photography so I had my tripod. Afterwards I looked in the wood nearby, sadly I missed the cup and ring marks but when I return one day I'll find them.
The following weekend I decided it was time to do Heckington windmill in Lincolnshire. It was exam time again so I took the decision to do train travel revision. The weather was poor but inside was very good. The miller even let me into the cap. While at the church I noticed a blue gap emerging so rushed back and reshot all my pictures (externally). Worth the effort.
Next trip was back in East Anglia, I had a few days off Uni. I took the opportunity to visit some Cambridgeshire mills. Haddenham, Wicken, Stanton and Hinxton. All really enjoyable and worth the trip.
After finishing year 1 at Leicester and the BBQ I had a few days free
I was offered cheap rail tickets to Taunton so after quick research I decided to spend a couple of days in Somerset. Visits to the West Somerset railway, Dunster and Bishops Lydeard mills as well as the geology were the main attractions.
After packing the tent and a few bits I headed on. I was staying at a nice campsite near Watchet.
After travelling back to Leicester on the Saturday I quickly repacked as early Sunday morning I was going to Scotland. This was for my mapping work, the place being the Isle of Rum. Travel took all day, reaching Mallaig at 11.35pm. The next morning was spent traveling on the ferry to the island, at first the heavens really opened. However it calmed down ready for tent erecting.
. On Sunday it all started to go wrong, at Dibidil I injured my foot, this was essentially the end of the trip as I couldn't walk the following days. Then to top it off there was no accommodation in Mallaig and my computer broke!
After 3 day of rest I ventured home a week early, spending the night on the platforms of Mallaig station ready for the 6am train the following morning. After getting back to Norfolk I sent my laptop in for repair, sadly it was dead.
So a quick look on the internet found a successor, that arrived a week later. The pictures from Rum and Somerset were then transferred to my new computer. In the meantime I visited Southwold for a day, thankfully I saw an advert for a part time job so snapped that up. This means I'm busy for the rest of the summer.
Last Saturday saw 70013 come to Norfolk, I spent the day in Norwich.
Tomorrow (or really today) 70000 Britannia is coming to Norwich and Great Yarmouth. I have work in the afternoon but will catch it at Swainsthorpe nr Norwich on the way up. Also going on Holiday to Hadrian's Wall soon. A few lead mines, as well as the wall/castles/abbeys are on order. Also hope to do Gayle mill and Malham cove.
- Sat, 16 Jul 2011 at 00:46
- Chosen Photo
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