This is my first splore so please go easy. Any advice is more than welcome.R B Harrison's Shipyard. Its in NE England Based On The River Tyne.A shipyard was set up in Bill Quay around 1820. This was taken over by RB Harrison in the mid-century and the yard became a repair facility. It continued in this role until the 1980s
Many Thanks For Taking The Time to look at my very 1st splore.
Easter Weekend - myself, Silverainbow, HitGirl, Rich, Harry, Greg and Kevin.
The freezing temperatures, bitter wind and snow would not ruin a great day exploring Dover. These various sites have been done inside out by so many people, so I won't bore you with the history of them all, but their histories can all be easily found online.
We began the day early with Z Rocket at St Margaret's, complete with it's own Labrador guard dog. It was extremely dry down here, but a good start to the day. Moving on to North Entrance, the roof vent had been cleared of crap, creating a lovely bright light down into the tunnel. HitGirl had to be talked through the spiders in the tunnels between the water tanks here, but she braved it well. It was then time to head to Hospital Postern, a staircase, where a few artistic shots were taken with tea lights and wire wool. The climb back from here was slippery, and the polystyrene-like snow didn't help! A quick break for lunch, where Harry got well acquainted with a local pensioner, before heading to South Casemates. A nice explore, despite the graffiti, with lovely lighting. It was then time for... the pipe. A long, very small chalk cave system including an 8ft long, 40cm diameter porcelain pipe, which involved knee bashing, mound climbing, dust inhaling, body squashing, cramped crawling and a lot of laughs. North Casemates had suffered a lot less vandalism and damage, so the rooms were well worth the crawl. On the way back, I got one arm stuck down by my side, with no room to move it in front of me, meaning I had to crawl through with only one arm ahead of me, shortly followed by HitGirl almost losing her trousers. Leaving Casemates, a quick group shot was taken, before finally heading to the Grand Shaft and then to the train station for the ride home. Thanks to those that made it a great day, such a good bunch of people!
Only a few assorted photos of the places we visited, as I only have a point and shoot. Nonetheless, one or two okay shots. Enjoy!
1. Z Rocket
2. Lovely gates at Hospital Postern (excuse the flash)
3. Striking graffiti and rubbel at South Casemates
4. View out from South Casemates
5. North Casemates
6. Icicles at North Casemates
7. Huge concrete block backfill at North Casemates
8. View behind of HitGirl and Kevin emerging from the pipe into the chalk cave tunnels
9. View in front of the cramped tunnels (apologise again for the flash, no time to light paint)
10. Looking up at Grand Shaft
11.Lovely Dover sunset
12. Group shot
By Dubbed Navigator
So now is the time you start seeing this type of thread pop up. Favourite cereals, dog walking moments, cheesey tunes etc...
Favourite derp should have its place
For me, this is pretty easy. After a while out of exploring I finally got my feet the taste of mould and pigeon shit they had so desperately been craving. I got out once, nothing crazy, but it was out.
A cash and carry in Leicester.
By Dubbed Navigator
Everyone has a favourite explore. One persons shitty little derp is anothers treasure trove ( in more ways than one sometimes...)
What is your favourite, and why?
I'm an asylum / hospital lad, but mine has to be Fletchers paper mill.
It ticks all the right boxes. Not easy to get into, not completely f00ked, and lots of stuff left.
My only visit was with DHL, and he recommended it to me while we were at the 28DL manc meet. I wanted Whittingham, and whilst I wish I had seen it before It went, boy was he correct!
I am looking for anywhere to explore near the Akron Ohio area. The places need to have access points already created since we do not want to be breaking and entering. We are relatively new, but have gone to a few places such as the Akron Rubber Bowl (which is easy to get into, but has been vandalized heavily) please help me out, if you need contact info, here is an email address. email@example.com