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Territory Old and New

By Ashley Dace

Woodbridge was where my last blog ended and that was in mid August, nearly a month later it is time to update.
My first three are a bit risky geograph wise (but not my worst!), a lack of ground detail and sunlight being a problem. However I think they are fairly interesting, the first is of the space station (over 30 seconds), as is the second. The second included a bonus satellite which has helped shape earth science over the past few years. Thirdly the Milky Way, nothing much, just a small fraction of our galaxy (sticking to the chocolate theme). The pictures show the light pollution from Beccles, best go to the east or North Norfolk for pollution free pictures.
TM4191 : The Milky Way by Ashley Dace TM4191 : Satellites over Beccles by Ashley Dace TM4191 : International Space Station by Ashley Dace
The next morning a pleasant day was forecast so a trip to North Norfolk was planned, this was primarily to see Ivatt 4MT 43106 on M&GN metals. Also included Baconsthorpe castle, Hempstead mill plus Rougham church. Infact I hadn't planned to do the church but saw it on the way home and stopped. Nave wasn't very interesting but the tower was really nice being Saxon in age. Stopped off at Weybourne cliffs for five minutes, I'm returning on the 10th for a geology talk with the Norfolk Geological society.

Nothing interesting for a week; bank holiday saw the opening of Holton Postmill which I had wanted to do. My motorbike was in for repair so I got a lift to work (in Southwold) via the mill. Even though the machinery had gone the building was well worth the detour.
TG1242 : J15 and Ivatt 4MT by Ashley Dace TG1242 : Bridge 303 by Ashley Dace TG1742 : The Bittern Line by Ashley Dace TG2240 : Nearing Cromer High by Ashley Dace TG2735 : John of Gaunt's House by Ashley Dace TG2836 : Gimingham Mill - Crossley Oil Engine by Ashley Dace TG2836 : Gimingham Village by Ashley Dace TM4077 : Holton Mill by Ashley Dace TM4077 : Holton Mill by Ashley Dace TM4077 : Holton Mill - Brake Wheel by Ashley Dace TG1242 : Ivatt 4MT 43106 by Ashley Dace TG1143 : Cliffs at Weybourne by Ashley Dace TG1041 : North Norfolk Railway by Ashley Dace TG1141 : Ivatt 4MT 43106 by Ashley Dace TG1238 : Baconsthorpe Castle by Ashley Dace TG1238 : Baconsthorpe Castle by Ashley Dace TG0938 : Hempstead Watermill by Ashley Dace TG2236 : Roughton St Mary the Virgin's church by Ashley Dace

During a free period I finally uploaded some pictures of a joint trip with Chris A around David Lally's patch.
SK4833 : Whiteley's Mill by Ashley Dace SK4833 : Harrington Mill by Ashley Dace SK4833 : Mill Frontage by Ashley Dace SK4833 : Bridge Mills, Long Eaton by Ashley Dace SK4833 : Bridge Mills, Long Eaton by Ashley Dace SK4833 : Erewash Canal by Ashley Dace
August had ended which meant the annual North Norfolk steam gala was near. I have been every year since 2007, geograph has noticed with many images by me of the railway. So not wanting to add another 20/30 and fill it up even more I just added a couple. The Gimmingham oil engine was a good bag (for me). An attempt was made at finding Beeston Regis priory but I took the wrong path, limited time meant putting it off. On the way home I unashamedly point grabbed with boring pictures of Mcdonalds carpark.

Nothing much for a few days, photographed an isolated church while in the area (with Norman features). A favourite nursery of mine with orchard provided a few pictures and plums.
TM4297 : Red Admiral by Ashley Dace TM4297 : Hillfield Orchard by Ashley Dace TM4297 : Hillfield Orchard by Ashley Dace TM4297 : Hillfield Orchard by Ashley Dace TG3302 : St Peter's church by Ashley Dace TG3302 : St Peter's church - Norman Window by Ashley Dace TG3302 : St Peter's church by Ashley Dace TG3302 : St Peter's church - Norman Window by Ashley Dace TG3302 : St Peter's church by Ashley Dace TG2112 : McDonald's Carpark by Ashley Dace

The 8th saw me wondering to Lowestoft to view MTB 102, a WW2 torpedo boat. It is famous for taking Churchill and Eisenhower around the D-Day fleet in 1944. When I arrived there was no sign, the consolation was the Mincarlo (a heritage trawler). Stopping by the TI the lady said MTB 102 was in the boatyard at Oulton Broad. A trip was wasted as the yard was closed and fenced off with no-one about.
Heading back into Lowestoft it was around 12:30 so I started my journey to Bruisyard along the A12. On arrival the historic church was well explored and examined for ancient features. A few weeks earlier a ticket for the 'Invitation to View' had been purchased, this scheme opens normally closed houses to the public. Bruisyard hall is a very historic place and was close so it sounded perfect. On arrival I realised I was the youngest visitor by at least 40 years which made me laugh, predictable though. The group was given a tour by the very knowledgeable owner which took two hours. Tea and cakes finished off the day.
TM3366 : Flint remains by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Earthworks at Bruisyard by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Abbey Fishing Lakes by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Bruisyard Hall by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Former Stables by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Farmyard at Bruisyard by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Bruisyard Hall - Barn by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Bruisyard Hall - Barn by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Site of Bruisyard Abbey by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Bruisyard Hall by Ashley Dace TM3366 : Bruisyard Hall by Ashley Dace TM3365 : Bruisyard Church by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church - Northern Doorway by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church - Southern Doorway by Ashley Dace TM3266 : Bruisyard Church by Ashley Dace TM3569 : St Michael, Peasenhall - Font by Ashley Dace TM3569 : St Michael, Peasenhall by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Lowestoft Harbour by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler - AK Diesel Engine by Ashley Dace TM5492 : Mincarlo Trawler - Galley by Ashley Dace

Next? Geology trip tomorrow, tall ships in Great Yarmouth Sunday morning. I would have done three wonderful mills on Sunday but work got in the way (GRRR!), back to Leicester next Sunday. Spain late September and a few things for October filling the diary.

P.S need a geograph Spain :-)


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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 at 00:11
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