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2012-07 Posts

Summer Geographing

27 months ago
Isle of Rum - Harris Mausoleum
My last blog finished off in late April with an ill fated cycle ride. Photo 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. Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo Photo...

To the halfway point of 2012 that is

27 months ago
Falmouth Docks - MV Athena
My last blog finished at the end of April and the last two months have been as interesting as ever, although I failed to have the anticipated day out with Ashley Dace. On May 6 and 7 I was on duty at Claymills Pumping Station and captured some of the atmosphere Photo Photo. I also got a PotY nomination but no cigar Photo. The weekend of May 12 and 13 was National Mills weekend and I went wild in Shropshire managing 10 of the sites listed on the website as...
industrial archaeology steam engines watermills

Water everywhere

27 months ago
Dancers Hill Road, Bentley Heath
Having completed all my adjacent myriads the far easier job of completing my first hectad could be carried out, needing 10 squares of the 100 around the edge of Hertfordshire and two in Trent Park. I expected it to require two trips as however careful you are it's easy to miss the odd border, and as Trent Park had few clear landmarks used the pond as my second square out from the car park and assumed the other one I needed was en route. I covered the roads easily through the back of...
completing a hectad

A search along the Kennet

27 months ago
In Monkey Marsh Lock
It was a weekend I had the chance to go and find some more pillboxes. The plan was to go to the Kennet and find the ones between Colthrop and Newbury then the next day go to Buscot and finish my Thames trek. Things as usual did not go to plan. On Saturday I drove to Midgham lock and walked along the towpath to Colthrop passing some gravel workings Photo before finally getting to the pillbox I was after Photo. I’d seen photos before so knew what to expect. I then noticed a...
river kennet pilboxes locks narrowboats canals

Three Ferries and Seven Burns - Walk to Proaig and McArthur's Head, Islay

27 months ago
I hadn't dared hope for more than just a dry day when Jim (our pastor) suggested a walk at the weekend. After all we'd already had three glorious days of sunshine in a row - we couldn't ask for too much, now could we? The day dawned not quite as bright as the previous three days, but definitely dry enough for our planned walk to the erstwhile village of Proaig on the Sound of Islay. The sun made much more of an appearance as the day went on, however, and it ended up yet another glorious...
proaig mcarthur's head lighthouse islay

The Taking of The Scares

27 months ago
Big Scare
In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Scares Islands as: ‘Scar - Big and Little, 2 rocks, in entrance to Luce Bay, Wigtownshire’. The Scares or the Scare Rocks are rocky islets in Luce Bay off the coast of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in NX23 LinkExternal link although the pronunciation of the rocks varies according to which side of Luce Bay you were born on, I’ve heard Scares,...
rocks bay bird sanctuary completing a hectad

Breaking records

27 months ago
West Hendon playing fields
My maths is something which evaporates as soon as a sum starts manipulating figures. I can however arrange them and happy with statistics, and as a result had a very good chance with the OS grid map to work out all the criteria required for maximum results and efficiency. There are various landmarks, and the most outstanding figure for me on the profile, albeit misleading, is the myriad total. Therefore using my own personal alternative criterion, measurable for each map but not recorded (a...
myriads compass records statistics

Much ado about nothing

28 months ago
View past Streatley Farm
Well that is about what I have been up to in the last month since my trip to Garlieston. Commitments at home decorating have taken up my time so that only short trips out is what I managed. June started off well with the extended bank holiday weekend and I thought a good chance to get some photos of a crane Photo that appeared at work to lift some new coolers over the building Photo, unfortunately due to a technical error the lift was cancelled and now probably put off till...
thames valley

A walk from Piccadilly to Oxford Road

28 months ago
Through an arch, under an arch
A walk following the railway arches from Piccadilly to Oxford Road making some interesting discoveries along the way. You can see this trip plotted on a map on the Geo-trips page LinkExternal link . My walk started on Altrincham Street Photo off London Road below the railway arches that carry the line from Piccadilly to Oxford Road. Leading off Altrincham Street under an arch of the railway line is Photo Echo Street. The...
geo-trip walk manchester sculpture public houses river medlock umist

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