Esk River near Stanley Ghyll

Esk River near Stanley Ghyll

I took the above photo the Saturday morning (4th November). It is a small section of the interesting Esk River as we were walking up to the Stanley Ghyll falls. Sadly, I had forgotten to take my tripod and mono-pod this weekend, but I managed to borrow my dads for this shoot. Strictly speaking I should have had the camera on a tripod to get the white water effects of using a slow shutter speed.

River Mersey at Didsbury

River Mersey at Didsbury

After the cinema and a nice meal at Pizza Hut we managed to miss the bus by five minutes. So rather than waiting for half an hour for the next one we started to walk away from Parrswood (Didsbury) towards Cheadle. Before we got the bus I took a couple of photos from the bridge over the River Mersey. I often wait here as it is very close to the gym I go to.

Maud Foster Windmill – Boston, Lincolnshire

Maud Foster Windmill - Boston, Lincolnshire

On the way to Skegness we went through the town of Boston (not the New England Boston) but the original Boston in Lincolnshire which dates back to 1545. Whilst passing through the town I saw a large Windmill. On the way back from Skegness we all decided to stop and go for a coffee and check out the Maud Foster Windmill. It is one of the largest operating windmills in England and was built in 1819 at the cost of around £1826 or around $3700 USD (which was a large sum in those days). I climbed the narrow ladders up the seven floors right to the top, it is very interesting, a good afternoon out especially for families with younger (under 12) children.

Brown Oak River, Newport, Ireland

Brown Oak River, Newport, Ireland

The local town to Clew Bay is Newport so we decided to have a quick look around at the shops which we had driven past as we headed toward Bartraw Beach. The river in the photo below is the Brown Oak River which flows right through the towns centre.