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AndyB

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I've been on safari.

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Not really.

It's been so blinking cold I took this one from the bedroom window :)

These are White Tail deer. One of them has it's tail in the "flag" position that they typically use to signal danger to their mates.
 
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AndyB

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Thank you Andrew. We are fortunate to live in such a relatively unspoiled area but it's under a lot of pressure now.

Incidentally I was able to reveal the metadata for that pic while messing around on my Kindle but I've no idea how I did it and I can't get it to work again 😀
 
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Can't concentrate on Templot today, feeling the lockdown blues. Even a boiled egg hasn't lifted my mood. Looking back at a few from my last walk beyond local walking distance.

Some footpaths are irresistible - this is Footrid near Mamble in the Teme Valley.

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Wharf House, former headquarters of the failed Leominster Canal.

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Lock House further along.

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Tetstill.

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Martin.
 
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I've been on safari.


Not really.

It's been so blinking cold I took this one from the bedroom window :)

These are White Tail deer. One of them has it's tail in the "flag" position that they typically use to signal danger to their mates.
Andy,
Do deer produce methane ? Maybe one of them was letting some out....

Rob
 
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With this year's flood quickly receding, they have made good progress at Lincomb:

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The series of tanks allow a falling water level, with vertical slots between them to break the flow, through which the fish can migrate one tank at a time, with a chance to rest in each.

Today they were fitting the outer railings, which means this fish pass is nearly finished.

Down-river at Holt they are in trouble, because they cannot get a big enough pile-driving crane access to the site -- there is a steep wooded bank alongside the weir. They have been floating equipment to the site on a raft, but the crane is too heavy. Instead they are excavating to install the piles, requiring a cofferdam round the work site.

Many thanks to the Kier site engineer for allowing me to take the above pic.

Martin.
 
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Hi Rob,

What I liked, in a sea of concrete and metalwork, was the new wooden ladder. Probably the only thing in sight that the men who built the weir in 1840 would recognise. :)

Martin.
 
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Hi Rob,

What I liked, in a sea of concrete and metalwork, was the new wooden ladder. Probably the only thing in sight that the men who built the weir in 1840 would recognise. :)

Martin.
Hi Martin,
I hadn't noticed the wooden ladder. I don't feel happy on metal ladders, just something about them that feels wrong. Maybe Kier works a lot on electrical jobs. I have a fibreglass one that is brilliant if rather expensive.
Rob
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Hello Rob
Yes expensive but they do feel very sturdy if rather heavy. I do also like the the almost complete absence of weight of the very light and cheap aluminium ladders as well.
Andrew
 
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Andrew Duncan

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Can't concentrate on Templot today, feeling the lockdown blues. Even a boiled egg hasn't lifted my mood. Looking back at a few from my last walk beyond local walking distance.

Some footpaths are irresistible - this is Footrid near Mamble in the Teme Valley.

footrid_3800x1900.jpg



Wharf House, former headquarters of the failed Leominster Canal.

wharf_house_3800x1900.jpg



Lock House further along.

lock_house_3800x1900.jpg



Tetstill.

tetstill_3800x1900.jpg



Martin.
Hello Martin
I’m sorry to hear you weren’t feeling up to much on Wednesday and I hope you’re beginning to feel more yourself now. The photos that you are putting up on this thread continue to be an inspiration and lovely reminder of easier, dare I say happier times and these four are right up there with your best. My favourite is almost certainly the last one of the gateway to the field, very nicely composed and lovely lighting and colour.
Kind regards
Andrew
 
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Hello Martin
I’m sorry to hear you weren’t feeling up to much on Wednesday and I hope you’re beginning to feel more yourself now. The photos that you are putting up on this thread continue to be an inspiration and lovely reminder of easier, dare I say happier times and these four are right up there with your best. My favourite is almost certainly the last one of the gateway to the field, very nicely composed and lovely lighting and colour.
Kind regards
Andrew

Thanks Andrew. I'm glad you like them.

I think Wednesday may have been the after-effects of my covid jab. I didn't stay low for long, my solution is always to go looking through my pictures. I have about 20,000 in my database, and many older ones still to be scanned. 19,900 of them aren't up to much, but all of them bring back memories. How else am I to remember a tasty pork pie eaten over 50 years ago while waiting for this:

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Lots of gateways there, and there's more:


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A tale of our times sadly, that's a popular country pub when there's no virus about.

Martin.
 
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Lots of gates there........



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Hi Martin,
Gloucestershire, Forrest of Dean or thereabouts ?
Class 29 loco.
Bristol MW or a variant - can't tell without seeing the front.
Date ? - 1971 at the latest, 1966 at the earliest - most likely towards the end of the period.
Can't identify the flatbed lorry at present - time for bed.

Unusual acute level crossing - neat the way the gates close off the road or track with a nearly 180 degree swing.
What length sleepers do you reckon - they seem more like 9' to me.

Rob
 
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Hi Martin,
Gloucestershire, Forrest of Dean or thereabouts ?
Class 29 loco.
Hi Rob,

Yes, Parkend, now the Dean Forest Railway northern terminus. August 1968. I was standing on the then rusty footbridge:


Here are a few more:

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For some reason D6320 was the "darling" of the Class22, and unofficially named "Lister" -- see nameplate in the photo. More info:

https://www.rail-online.co.uk/p661346788/h2F187778#h2f187778

This is the yard it departed from, this photo a few days earlier on 3rd August 1968:

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I have now remembered that I posted these pics, plus a few others, on RMweb several years ago -- with full details of the pork pie:


cheers,

Martin.
 
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