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mikee112
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Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:44 am

As the title says this is a very short ride report, I was off work the other week so I took a ride out to
http://www.papermilllock.co.uk/
It's only about 25 miles from my house but I'd never been there before, very pretty place
Here are some photos

Parked next to a couple of Triumphs ( a Bonneville and a Thruxton ) very nice :)
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this one is a DSLR photo, all the others are from my cell phone
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On the way back from the lock I stopped off at these old "Pill Boxes" left over from World War II, I pass by these regularly and don't usually give them a thought, so I decided to stop and check them out :ponder:

This land owner is using this pill box to make his Political thoughts known on the remain or leave referendum :???: ( European union )
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I went inside this one, it was a bit smelly in there, well it's been there over 70 years
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This is another one about 1/8th of a mile away, there are a few more along this road
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"This casemate is of type FW3/24. During World War II, these bunkers were used for the defense of the United Kingdom against a possible enemy invasion. They were built in 1940 and into 1941."

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radare
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Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:55 am

That looks like a pretty good time there, Mikee. I wish it were that green here!

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mikee112
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Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:28 pm

radare wrote:That looks like a pretty good time there, Mikee. I wish it were that green here!
It's only green here because it rains so much...lol

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Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:33 pm

mikee112 wrote:
radare wrote:That looks like a pretty good time there, Mikee. I wish it were that green here!
It's only green here because it rains so much...lol
Here is a photo I took yesterday :(

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Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:43 pm

mikee112 wrote:Image
Mikee... DSLR or not, that's a gorgeous picture bro! Nicely done with the exposure and all! There's so much "life" to this pic.
"I want to drive. I want to feel all of it: freedom, wind, curves, feedback, acceleration, unsteadiness, fear, joy... I don't want to ride. I want to drive."
- Speed's XJ Journal

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Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:42 pm

SpeedRacerOnline wrote:
mikee112 wrote:Image
Mikee... DSLR or not, that's a gorgeous picture bro! Nicely done with the exposure and all! There's so much "life" to this pic.
Thanks Speed, a photo from a DSLR really does put cell phone cameras to shame !
With my DSLR I shoot in RAW and develop the photos in Adobe Lightroom :)

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