Neptune’s Staircase is in the small village of Banavie, four miles from Fort William, Scotland and is overlooked by the magnificent Ben Nevis. We visited in 2016, and I have only just come across the photos from that date, we did visit again in 2107 and nothing had really changed, still an interesting walk along the canal, watching the locks at work, in glorious surroundings.
Built by Thomas Telford between 1803 and 1822, it is the longest staircase lock in Britain and raises the canal by 19 metres (62ft) over a quarter of a mile continuous masonry. It takes about 90 minutes for a boat to travel up or down the comprising eight locks on the Caledonian Canal.
I thought this was quite a good photo for my Occuption Category, Spinners with their Spinning Wheels. Taken at a show we went to somewhere in Lincolnshire, I just popped into the tent and took a quick shot. I loved the way they were all just sat around really enjoying themselves 🙂
Sheringham Railway Station, in Norfolk, is one of my favourite haunts for taking photos. Normally there are steam trains, but on this day in 2017, it was a diesel locomotive at work. I switched my attention to the human element in making a train station run smoothly and a wonderful job they do and will go into my ‘Occupation Category’ I have left the last photo coloured, as the station is really something of a bygone age and looks equally good in b&w and colour.
I am sat at home, in front of a roaring log stove, and hoping that the snow will stay away that they have forecasted for tonight We are not equipped for large amounts of snow in the UK, even small amounts cause panic. So I have posted another sunshine photo of Lyme Regis in 2017, a lot of peoples favourite seaside town. Maybe the sand wasn’t as yellow, maybe the sky wasn’t that blue…..but in my memory it is, and I can’t wait for the sun to come back 🙂
One that got a away in 2016, St Mary in Henstead, Suffolk. Unfortunately on the day that we passed this beautiful Norman Church, we just didn’t have the time to visit. So I took a photo and also of the village sign, so I know where to come back to. It did look so intriguing sitting along among the trees and there it will sit, until I can return and explore…..thats if its open.
I am sorting through church photos at the moment, but keep coming across photos taken at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Bavaria, from 2016. I was trying to capture the young lady with her beer steins, when a couple from our party, definitely started to look a little worried 🙂