Meridian

On the coastal footpath just south of Cleethorpes at Humberston, a metal rail is inlaid into the path and a globe and signpost stand (giving distances to various global destinations). This is the prime meridian line, which was established in 1851 by Sir George Airy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. From this point it travels north across the Humber estuary and into the East Riding of Yorkshire where it travels across country for a number of miles before entering the North Sea near the village of Tunstall. From there it continues across the sea until it reaches the pole.

The rail denoting the meridian line can be seen just below the shadow of the signpost in my photograph.

FILM - Meridian

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

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On the prom

Cyclists and joggers on Cleethorpes north promenade.

FILM - On the prom

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Hotdog

Every trip I make to a seaside town I invariably come back with a shot of some piece of street furniture advertising typical fare for the location. Sometimes it’s a huge ice-cream, occasionally a donut, and this time a hotdog AND an ice-cream. If anyone has been with this blog for a while, or has looked at my older posts, you may recall another photo of this same fella from 2017.

FILM - Hotdog

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Papa’s

In business since 1966. this is apparently the largest fish & chip restaurant in the world and now resides in premises on Cleethorpes pier. The fish and chips were good. 🙂

FILM - Papa's

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Hats & Tiaras

A quickie post today as I’ve been out all day for work, so here’s a snap I took of two ladies browsing the hats (and tiaras?) in a shop window in Cleethorpes.

FILM - Hats and Tiaras

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

Vulcan (again)

So, unless I make another visit to an airshow or aircraft museum in the near future, this is probably the last aircraft shot for a while. It’s another shot of the Vulcan bomber from yesterday, but this time a profile shot of the cockpit.

FILM - Vulcan profile

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 26 January 2019

Vulcan

I’m still not quite done with the aircraft pictures…

This is the Vulcan bomber at Newark Air Museum. While there are no longer any of these still being flown, they were a spectacular sight, whether at airshows or, as I would sometimes see during my childhood, in actual active service. They are still a very impressive sight when on the ground, especially when you are able to walk beneath the fuselage and wings.

FILM - Vulcan

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 26 January 2019