Humber sloop Spider T at Keadby Lock
This harbour stroll from North Lincolnshire – my home county – includes the magnificent Humber sloop Spider T (thanks for the pleasant evening and comfy stay Mal!), the confluence of the River Trent and the Humber Estuary from the wonderful 12th century turf maze at Alkborough, Alkborough Flats (once hard-won farmland, now tidal to reduce flooding elsewhere), pub signs (often a guide to what places were once famous for), the Humber Bridge and the harbour at Barton on Humber.
I must say Barton’s particularly interesting – there are some lovely boats waiting to be rescued in the boatyard, an impressive lighter, what looks like a proper Colin Archer, the fine Ferry Queen (presumably a retired ferry from somewhere), a sweet small clinker-built sailer, and a magnificent ropery building that’s now sadly divided. And there’s that wonderful windmill – though sadly it has long lost its sails.
And what’s that fabulous white sailing yacht with the beautiful gold leaf on her bows? Answers on a post card please to… (The comment link below will do… )
See more of Barton here.
Most of the shots were taken with a FujiFilm S200, a few with an HTC mobile phone.