Track to Scarcliffe Grange
You don't have to be mad to blog here but it helps!
As a member of the Geograph project I have a personal map that I call my red blob. Over the past twelve years my red blob has grown with every image I have captured in a different 1km square. Now I have collected 6402 different squares and submitted 15812 photographs in total. Below you can see just a section of my coverage map. As you will see, at the edges of the red blob it all becomes rather raggedy.Yesterday, I set out with my faithful companion
Tonto Clint to target seven squares I had not yet secured. Often such squares are in awkward locations. Perhaps there's no public footpath or no road or maybe I just missed them on earlier visits to that area. Before setting out I had some map study and pre-planning to do.
Signal box at Elmton and Creswell Junction
It was a lovely day and, with Clint's kind assistance, I managed to accomplish my vital mission. Before heading home, I called into the former mining village of Creswell where I purchased a late lunch - a portion of golden chips (American: fries) and a battered sausage with a can of Diet Coke from "Trawler's Catch" on Elmton Road. It was naughty nourishing and well, nice.
The accompanying pictures were all taken yesterday.
Elm Tree Cottage, Elmton
Above Whaley Hall Farm
Elm Tree Cottage looks so good. I'm pleased to read you are looking after your diet by drinking Diet Coke.ReplyDelete
Yes indeed. One must watch what one is consuming Andrew!Delete
Battered sausage? Really, Mr. P. Have we come to this?ReplyDelete
Have you ever had a battered sausage Ms Moon?Delete
So kind Margie. Did you bump into my daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter yet? I told them to look out for you. They are back in Toronto today but will be heading home tonight.Delete
I'm disappointed! I get to the end of the post and I didn't find out what squares you got? It's kind of cool that you can have a record of where you have taken photos.ReplyDelete
You could check out the geograph website Red.Delete
It must be extremely satisfying to know you have contributed so much and your red blob is so extensive. Well done.ReplyDelete
A battered sausage sounds delicious!
If the sausage had behaved itself, it wouldn't have been battered!Delete
I like Elm Tree Cottage, the blue gate and the blue door.ReplyDelete
That poor sausage, battered you say? Was an arrest made? Do they know the perpetrator? I had no idea Creswell was such a dangerous place for a sausage.
I prefer battered sausages to naked ones! By the way, that particular blue tells me that the cottage belongs to the Chatsworth estate - domain of the Dukes of Devonshire centred on Chatsworth House.Delete
Mmmmmm, that sausage and chips sounds nice.ReplyDelete
It doesn't surprise me that you are partial to a battered sausage Briony!Delete
Well it beats collecting train numbers.ReplyDelete
I guess that it is a similar "anorak" activity but I love it.Delete
I fear the Diet Coke would be insufficient to counter chips and a battered sausage 😱ReplyDelete
Do you like a battered sausage JayCee?Delete
Chips and battered sausage, plus diet coke - is that a well balanced meal YP?ReplyDelete
Lovely photos and you were blessed with beautiful autumnal weather. Elm Tree Cottage looks picture perfect.
I was going to suggest that you invested in a drone to reach those hard to access places still outstanding on your map, but I suppose that's cheating? Oh, and I suppose your opinion of drones is the same as smart phones?
The idea of a drone is tempting but my technical skills are doubtful One or two contributors have submitted some fine drone photos. By the way Carol, do you occasionally like a nice battered sausage?Delete
No YP, it's not something I've ever even been tempted to try!Delete
Not everyone has a sophisticated palette like me.Delete
Well as long as it wasn't a battered Mars bar and I expect it wasn't a battered vegan sausage either you can be forgiven because your photos are beautiful. A friend lost a drone and never found it, it must have come down in a field and lies like something out of space somewhere.ReplyDelete
I have never eaten a battered Mars bar. I understand they contain as many calories as a wholewheat Ryvita.Delete
Your map on Geograph is impressively wide ranging. A bit lacking in the Bradford and the Snaith-Hensall-Knottingley regions, but still impressive.ReplyDelete
I would like to have a long walk in the Snaith area but preferably on a warm summer's day. To a large extent contributing to Geograph has replaced paid work in my life.Delete
Elm Tree Cottage is a wonderful picture YP. Have you ever met any bus spotters? They make train spotters anoraks seem sensible.ReplyDelete
No but I once saw a bird spotter outside a nurses' home.Delete
When I were a lad I used to spot cars sometimes - because the registration plate lettering told you where the car was from. I had a couple of little notebooks. Fortunately this hobby didn't last long.
Looks like you've taken a few photos around my neck of the woods.ReplyDelete
I have been close to your village Sue - around Hemswell and Owmsby by Spital.Delete
Beautiful pictures, as always on your blog. I like the signal box and imagine what working there day after day would have been like. Elm Tree Cottage is very picturesque.ReplyDelete
If I worked in the signal box, I would have a radio, a kettle and a toaster.Delete
This reminds me a lot of that project I participated in several years ago, with the goal of taking a picture on every street in London. It's fun to have something to complete, isn't it?ReplyDelete