Friday, September 26, 2014

Dunsop Bridge

Went to Dunsop Bridge on Sunday and have spent a couple of hours with Photoshop removing the TV aerials, a lamppost, a telegraph pole (though I suspect it is actually used for telephones today), a car, a manhole cover and lots of wires. I think it was worth it.

So what might it have looked like a hundred years ago?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunshine in Garstang

It was a beutiful morning here with very clear ble skies so I went up to the hills to get a picture of Morecambe Bay and the hills in Cumbria. Alas the sun was only shining over Garstang and everywhere else was cloudy. So I too a few pics in the back garden.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eastbourne and Thannet - August 2014

We went to Eastbourne this month and I was keen to photograph the pier which had recently caught fire, but on the way we saw a surfing dog!

We also stopped off at the Redoubt castle where we caught a glimpse of Jane Austin's ghost.



Then on to the pier.


I'm not sure it was really warm enough to swim so I suspect she may have had a slow day rescuing people.

We stayed with friends - Isabel, David (Grandad), Yasmin and Helen (Mum).


Liz and Sue in the wind at Norman's Bay

Hastings - what a mess!

Restored huts.

Black and white streets - they do look a bit better without the yellow lines.


The East Cliff list.


We went on to Ramsgate and stayed in the Travelodge overlooking the Royal Harbour. Just to the left of the police car is Ship Shape, the cafe where we eat breakfast each day.

Nice reflection in the early morning.

And lights at night


 Harbourside cafes.


A panorama of the outer harbour.

We visited Margate and stopped off at the Turner Gallery

A view from inside the gallery

The weather is changing.


The estuary has a lot of wind farms


 It was folk week in Broadstairs.




The flat roof building on the right is Bleak House where Dickens used to stay while on holiday in Broadstairs.



Friday, August 1, 2014

From the Leeds Liverpool Canal to the Albert Dock

30th July 2014
We met Tom and Jon on the Leeds Liverpool canal at the top of the flight of locks down to Stanley Dock. We then travelled with them to the Albert Dock and then into Salthouse Dock where they are staying for 10 days.
 Looking down to Stanley Dock with the tobacco warehouse on the left.


 The waterways guys were fantastic.
 Stanley Dock




 Liz, Tom and Jon in Sid's Ditch





 ...and into the Albert Dock



If like John you found that tricky to follow, there's a very clear 'Skipper's Guide' at http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/liverpool-canal-link.