Not only have I already captured a 'windmill' photo for Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt, I even shared it here on my blog, last month. And I never intended to go seeking out another but then two things happened:
- my good friend Kirsty - windmill freak, tomato hater, creator of the soon-to-be-published craft book Hoop-La! :100 Things to do with Embroidery Hoops - Neale, yes, that Kirsty Neale, expressed her deep disappointment that the windmill I found wasn't a real one ... ;-) and
- ... on our drive in to Lincoln the other week we spotted a 'real' windmill high up the hill ... seemingly very close to town. And it's a sight we've seen many times before, off in the distance, but which we'd never, ever, seen any closer up ... so we decided to make this the year we tracked it down! Which was easier said than done ...
Then we came across a tourist leaflet for it in our hotel, in which we learnt:
- It was real after all! Yay!
- Built in 1798 Ellis Mill it was still in working order. Yay!
- It's open to the public. Yay!
- You can buy souvenir flour there. Yay!
- It's only open on weekends 2-5pm ... oh ...
Anyway, to make the best of things, the next morning we decided to go and have a look anyway, checked out a street map and set off for a for a walk ...
After a while we found this rather promising road name:
But where was the view? How could there be a windmill tucked in here between these narrow roads and small houses?
A few steps further and I had my answer ...
Her arms open wide in welcome:
No.16 A Windmill:
For those interested, here are a few more details:
And if you want to play along with the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt there's still plenty of time [it doesn't finish until Sept 21st 2013] then make sure to visit Rinda over at Gallo Organico for all the details.
Thanks for spending time here today.