Storm Clouds over Saltburn

Living on the coast offers much. One of the main attractions for me is the weather. It can go from bright and sunny one minute to dark, brooding storm clouds the next. Today was one such day. The south westerly winds blew at pace across the sky bringing with it thunder clouds and intermittent heavyContinue reading “Storm Clouds over Saltburn”

Hazel Grove Woods

Another wander down through Hazel Grove this morning brought a few half-decent results that I might be able to add to my ever increasing collection of pictures from this wonderful little woodland… You can see more of my pictures from Hazel Grove over on my website here Images (c) Ian Forsyth See more of myContinue reading “Hazel Grove Woods”

Offshore Structures Britain

Based on the banks of the River Tees the Offshore Structures Britain facility at at Haverton Hill provides steel manufacturing, blasting and painting facilities for the serial production of large tubular offshore wind foundations, notably the transition pieces or TP’s, which link the mono pile foundations of offshore wind turbines with the towers. They have recently signed the contract toContinue reading “Offshore Structures Britain”

Yorkshire’s Gasland

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil from shale rock. The process involves drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which in turn allows the gas to flow out to the head of theContinue reading “Yorkshire’s Gasland”

Seacoalers

Coming from coal seams in sea cliffs or underwater deposits centuries old coal is deposited on the beach as the tide drops at Saltburn following strong seas over previous days. Traditionally collected and used for heating, cooking and garden nutrient it is thought that European cultures dating back to the Romans and before used sea-coal. Continue reading “Seacoalers”