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By Ashley Dace

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.
SK3281 : Dore and Totley Station by Ashley DaceSK3282 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Tilt Hammer by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Breastshot Wheel by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Waterwheels by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Steam Engine by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Tilt Hammers by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Tilt Hammers by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Furnaces by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet - Crucible Furnaces by Ashley DaceSK3281 : Ecclesall Wood by Ashley Dace
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.
TF1443 : Heckington Railway Station by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Stones by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Cap by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Sack Hoist by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Brake Wheel by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Cap by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Governor by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Meal Floor by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill - Flour Dresser by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckinton Windmill -  Grain Sieve by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckinton Windmill - Wallower by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckinton Windmill - Stone by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Railway Station by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Windmill by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Level Crossing by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Level Crossing by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Railway Station by Ashley DaceTF1443 : Heckington Level Crossing and Station by Ashley Dace

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.

TL5770 : Wicken Windmill by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Flour Dresser by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Sack Hoist by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Brake Wheel by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - External Drive Gears by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Stone Nut and Governor by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Spur Wheel by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Internal Gears by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Stone Furniture by Ashley DaceTL5770 : Wicken Windmill - Stone Furniture by Ashley DaceTL5174 : Stretham Windmill by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Brake Wheel by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Flour Dresser by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Stone Nut and Governor by Ashley DaceTL4059 : Madingley Post Mill by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Stone Floor by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Great Spur Wheel by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Governor and Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Stone Nut and Governor by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill by Ashley DaceTL4847 : Duxford Chapel by Ashley DaceTL4847 : Duxford Chapel by Ashley DaceTL4574 : Haddenham Great Mill - Sack Hoist by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Stone Nut by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Stone Floor by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Great Spur Wheel by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Meal Floor by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Turbine by Ashley DaceTL4945 : Hinxton Watermill - Tangye water pump by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Post Mill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Post Mill - Brake Wheel by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill - Stones by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill - Bin floor by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill - Governor by Ashley DaceTL9773 : Stanton Postmill - Meal Floor by Ashley Dace

After finishing year 1 at Leicester and the BBQ I had a few days free
SK5903 : Leicester Geology BBQ by Ashley Dace
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.
ST0343 : The Blue Anchor Fault by Ashley DaceST0343 : Young Sycamore by Ashley DaceST0343 : Late Evening by Ashley DaceST0443 : Sunset from West Somerset by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Mill by Ashley DaceST1444 : Shaline Oil Retort by Ashley DaceST0343 : Late Evening by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Mill by Ashley DaceST0743 : Watchet Station - WSR by Ashley DaceST1444 : Chantry (remains of) by Ashley DaceST0642 : Watchet Paper Mill Chimney by Ashley DaceST1628 : Ex Railway Vehicle by Ashley DaceST1629 : Bishops Lydeard Station by Ashley DaceST0343 : White Gypsum by Ashley DaceST1629 : Bishops Lydeard Mill - Meal Floor by Ashley DaceST1629 : Bishops Lydeard Mill - Wheel by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Watermill by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Watermill by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Watermill by Ashley DaceSS9943 : Dunster Watermill by Ashley DaceST1344 : Ammonite Fossil by Ashley DaceST0642 : Watchet Papermill Chimney by Ashley DaceST1628 : D1661 North Star by Ashley DaceST0343 : The Blue Anchor Fault by Ashley DaceST0543 : Warren Farm Campsite and Farm by Ashley Dace]ST0343 : Ancient Ripple Marks by Ashley DaceST0543 : Synforms and Folding by Ashley DaceST0343 : Tea Green and Grey Marls by Ashley Dace
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.
NM3897 : Old Disused Dam by Ashley DaceNM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley DaceNM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley DaceNM4099 : Kinloch Castle by Ashley DaceNM3897 : Eastern Layered Intrusion by Ashley DaceNM3897 : Corrie Dubh by Ashley DaceNM4099 : Fledgling Robin by Ashley Dace. 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.
TM5176 : Cannons at Southwold by Ashley Dace[TM5076 : Southwold Lighthouse by Ashley DaceTM5076 : Adnams Brewery by Ashley DaceTM5076 : St Edmund's Church by Ashley DaceTM5076 : St Edmund's Church by Ashley Dace
Last Saturday saw 70013 come to Norfolk, I spent the day in Norwich.
TG2308 : Oliver Cromwell 70013 by Ashley DaceTG2309 : Cow Tower by Ashley DaceTG2309 : St James Mill by Ashley DaceTG2309 : Adam and Eve by Ashley DaceTG2308 : Norwich Castle by Ashley DaceTG2406 : The Norfolkman by Ashley Dace
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.


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