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The car park and path that maintenance forgot

By Nettles  
A bit of fun today with a car park that we came across on the way to the Lake District. The surface had craters so huge and deep that would easily destroy the hardiest of sumps.
You can gauge the size of these by the red car parked on the right of the picture.

The second one is a path that I walked down today in the Dalby Forest that needed the strongest of wellies/boots to survive it.

Update on building work.

One more day and the work is at last finished here. The electrician has now wired up the garage and redone the electrics that needed finishing off in the house and just left. The two internal windows have been fitted in the hallway, the log burner arrives tomorrow and the last of the handyman jobs will also be finished before the weekend.
What will I do with my time, not having to make endless cups of tea and hours of clearing up the rubbish!
When I have made the curtains I will put a shot of the new lounge on EPZ for those of you have kept me going through the last 6 months.

Thanks for stopping to look, nice to be online again, but I did get so much work done without EPZ being available.

Tags: Photo journalism Wet Fun Car park Paths Mud Craters Landscape and travel No maintenance Potholes Humour and fun

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graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 3:53PM
wow Don,t fall in one no saying how deep them oles are !!

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Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
27 Mar 2008 4:11PM
Exactly how I've seen the last few months .... WET. Nice captures Annette so glad the house is nearly finished

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 Mar 2008 4:20PM
Just looks like some of the roads in Edinburgh Annette!!!! Like the ''grassy'' detail in " 2. Has good depth too.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Mar 2008 4:20PM
I thought #1 was lava lakes in Iceland Smile
luxaeternam 10 21 1
27 Mar 2008 4:36PM
Hope you have a Landrover/Tractor/JCB to deal with all those potholes in the car park, and sturdy gumboots (as they once used to say) for that path.
Smile Lucy
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 4:41PM
There are major thoroughfares around here that are scarcely better maintained than this car park, Annette! Mind you, they don't all have the same view in the distance...
#2 is a lovely image, suggesting long lonely walks (and cold feet Sad). It contains loads of detail including traces of a passing bicycle I think.
Glad to hear the good news.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
27 Mar 2008 5:16PM
Looks like you were already in the Lake District with all that water. Smile
Silverzone 10 2 England
27 Mar 2008 5:28PM
Super craters in the carpark reminds me of the roads, or lack off, in Cuba. glad your work is going well. Sylvia
paulb20 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 5:28PM
Are you sure its not a lake and someone has pulled the plug out and drained the water? Smile Glad to hear the house is now finished Annette.
SKavanagh 10 312 5 England
27 Mar 2008 5:36PM
This looks like the road near me did you come to visit. Smile
Great shots
piccy 12 8 Wales
27 Mar 2008 6:08PM
Love the craters and reflections. Nice one with the building work.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
27 Mar 2008 6:15PM
Reminds me off the painted lake in Canada, must be great to soon be finished

goso 11 2 1 Australia
27 Mar 2008 6:33PM
Similar to the carpark of our supermarket in town - Have suggested to the owner to put up a sign - "Bring Your Own Wellies"........Good shots....Bill
rmr 10 1 Wales
27 Mar 2008 6:35PM
super images v2 has cracking lead in lines annette ,lol
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 6:40PM
Great sky and reflections annette,and version 2 ,,i hope you had your wellies on lol,
two nicely captured images,
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
27 Mar 2008 7:19PM
Great captures Annette, like the reflections and sky in ver.1, I bet you are glad the work is almost done on the house.
alwolf 10 341 3 England
27 Mar 2008 7:27PM
Well composed images good reflections
trissie 11 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 7:31PM
Two great images Annette, well captured.

Trish x
Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Mar 2008 8:50PM
Two informative images Annette - like your composition in No1 as the puddles almost seem to match the sky.
Well captured.
Regards Richard.
User_Removed 10 172 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 9:18PM
Great images, well captured. These look like the good roads we have down here in the south east, they have just finished a new bridge near me, its got holes in the tarmac already Smile

dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
27 Mar 2008 9:40PM
Looks a lot like West Virginia lolll
great shot !
fishy2 10
27 Mar 2008 10:12PM
superb shot.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
27 Mar 2008 10:29PM
Great shots, like the reflections.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2008 10:56PM
Similar to some of the car parks in my area, drive into some of the puddles and you're not guaranteed to get out! Glad to hear that your house is nearly finished.

MandsH 11 England
27 Mar 2008 11:54PM
Hope you had your wellies on - great shots
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
28 Mar 2008 2:53AM
nice shots : we have the same feeling as soon as we go outside here Smile
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
28 Mar 2008 6:20AM
Mini Lake District and Dalby Knee Deep .

When is the party for the building completion ?

Different but fine shots.

Libby_M 11 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 6:25AM
they are 2 nice detailed shots
well taken
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
28 Mar 2008 7:41AM
Like the detail and lead-in to No. 2 which is the better of the 2 images IMO.

Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
28 Mar 2008 9:31AM
Nice reportage. Like the cloud formation in V1 and the depth of V2.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
28 Mar 2008 11:55AM
Like the second shot best Annette...My dogs would love drinking the water rolling in it and just getting filthy ...Smile Smile

GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 2:36PM
Super reflections in these puddy muddles Wink
Marilyn x
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
28 Mar 2008 3:27PM
two super shots that reflect the weather we are having, superb reflection in the puddle on V1
Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
28 Mar 2008 10:57PM
Two great shots. Thats what I like to see a nice smooth surface.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
29 Mar 2008 1:52AM
Nice shots, looks as though a bit of maintenance is called for.

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