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Mo

Looking over gates

This is one of the gates we were looking over this weekend.
I love the gate posts!



We were up in the Lakes again, this time for Steve's birthday.
The dogs came too.



And,  amongst other things, we saw some lovely Galloways.



We drove down to Windermere early one morning for a gentle stroll along the shore. Gentle for Jilly, and a chance to get the pups into some water.
Out of the mists came huskies pulling bicycles. It was very surreal, especially as the bikes had lights on, as did the riders on their helmets.
All five of us stood back in amazement  
sod

Great photos sound good time had by all   maybe the huskies were in training, here people get them to tow trolleys/bikes till the winter snow down south to go sled racing
Gareth

Now that is a cracking idea .... when we are all out and about doing our individual things be it hunting, shooting, fishing, riding, walking, foraging, exercising the dogs, even working, etc. why not take a photo over a gate showing the view, feature, building, activity, etc. and post it here.
Border

Great idea.

Why not start a new thread with views of whats over the gate, and make it a sticky so it doesn't get lost.
kaz

I've made this thread a sticky so now we need more Over the Gate photos
Mo

Gareth wrote:
Now that is a cracking idea .... when we are all out and about doing our individual things be it hunting, shooting, fishing, riding, walking, foraging, exercising the dogs, even working, etc. why not take a photo over a gate showing the view, feature, building, activity, etc. and post it here.


You read my mind - I was thinking that when I posted, was going to PM Kaz later.
Even thought we might get an Over the Gate calendar ? Then again, we might miss some cracking photo's if we put restrictions on the calendar pics.
12Bore

Mo, Thank you, I haven't seen gate posts like that since I was a lad, a farm up the road from where we lived had them, you had to slide them open as you wanted to pass through, the trick was remembering which way they slid as only one "post" was cut through, the other side had matching recesses cut into it.
Mo

Most of the ones we saw weren't being used properly, so it was nice to come across this one.
Here's another pic I took of it.

Mo

sod wrote:
Great photos sound good time had by all   maybe the huskies were in training, here people get them to tow trolleys/bikes till the winter snow down south to go sled racing


Missed this on my last read through.

I think you're right, sod.
The lady had a bucket which I thought (aloud unfortunately) might be to collect Husky poo, Steve countered that they were unlikely to poo at the speed they were going and it was probably food  
bodger

Now I'm racking my brains as to where I can go to get some photos .  Congratulations on a cracking   or should that be gate?
Mo



I thought of taking one over our gate but at present all you can see is dug up grass, a scattering of pampas and a varied collections of twigs, branches and small logs - the pups have been playing  
sod

Mo wrote:


I thought of taking one over our gate but at present all you can see is dug up grass, a scattering of pampas and a varied collections of twigs, branches and small logs - the pups have been playing  


Over ours you can see a mess!! but not far as there is a drive way first.     rest is worse ask my wife  
Border

Over the gate .........to a Danish church, with storm clouds above.

The tower to the side of the church, is the bell tower, in days of old it was rang manually twice a day, today its rung electrically.

sod

Great photo love the sky affect, give the very white look to it thanks    
12Bore

Nice one Border, I do love photos with lots of contrast.
Yorkshire Geordie

Here's one that I don't think I would have liked to pass when it was being properly used.  



I can think of a few people who should be sent through it now.

Martyn
Yorkshire Geordie

Here's one used most days to walk our dog, Biscuit.



Martyn
Yorkshire Geordie

If you're looking for that elusive Land-rover part, or other redundant agricultural stuff, you may like to sift through this lot.  



I think you would need some rust remover though.  
Martyn
sod

Second is just my idae of bestess place ever to be let lose     more new stuff for here
Mo

Great pics Yorkshire Geordie  
For some reason my fave is the one with the old gate and the Landy  
Yorkshire Geordie

This gate leads to an old house at Hayes Barton, near to East Budleigh.
Walter Raleigh was born here in 1552.



Its plan shape is E, said to denote allegiance to Queen Elizabeth I.
It is now a pig farm.  
Martyn
Yorkshire Geordie

This seldom used gate leads to a field overlooking the River Exe as it flows to the sea.



On yonder side of the valley is Dawlish and beyond you can see Dartmoor.
Martyn
sod

They are fantastic and thanks for the history too  
Mo

I love the thatched house with pigs in the background  
WhatCameFirst

Thanks Yorkshire Geordie!  That takes me back to my Devon days; for a few years I used to live in Bradninch and drive to Budleigh Salterton to work each day.  And to think I used to complain about that commute!  
bodger

I like the picture of the rusty old iron horse. I bet some blood and sweat was toiled over that in its time.

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