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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:42pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    Me again with the pictures of our new years day outing. We went a bit further along the River Derwent and into the Amber Valley. He is the imposing Strutts Mill and the powerful Weir
      Strutts mill weir    1.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:44pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    The river runs fast at the best of times but with the flood conditions it was amazing the water was whipped up with the force
      splash    2.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:47pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    The weir is horseshoe shaped and when the wind blew across it the noise was awesome as it drummed across the flow of cascading water you could see the sound vibration along it as with a speaker.
      Mill from over the bridge  3.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:53pm (Jan 2nd 2013) edited
     
    The mill itself is one of the oldest cotten spinning mills and a fore runner of the skyscraper
      other side  10.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:55pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    It was quite scary looking down into the water in places
      scary   5.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:57pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    Loads of debris is washed along from further up river
      the river  6.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 2:58pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    They have to keep the workings well greased
      greasy  7.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:01pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    we are now heading to the other side of the river opposite the weir. I see the gulls are being well fed
      garden side   12.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:02pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    These gardens are known as the Belper River Gardens and are well tended with some lovely winter colour
      winter colour 14.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:03pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    The light was just right for some beautiful reflections
      Garden reflection  11.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:05pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    As you should know by now I love reflections I got loads but will just put one more !!!
      reflection 2   8.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:07pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    They even have a beautiful clean duck island. I wonder if the ducks are trained not to soil it !!!!
      Duck Island  13.jpg
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 3:09pm (Jan 2nd 2013) edited
     
    Here we go one last one of the mill it had started to turn quite chilly and spot with rain so time to go home
      go.jpg
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 4:16pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    Lovely pics - the water looked fierce! I agree with you re the ducks - they must have a privy somewhere!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd, 2013 10:03pm (Jan 2nd 2013)
     
    Is it a working mill? It's a very imposing building. Duck island is lovely. I wonder if it's someone's job to clean it. Can just imagine him filling in a form and putting "duck poo remover" as his job title!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 3rd, 2013 2:55pm (Jan 3rd 2013)
     
    I dont think it is a working mill now but not really sure. Part of it is a museum though and we will be going this year sometime
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2013 12:48am (Jan 4th 2013)
     
    Really interesting pics again NN and that water makes me feel nice and cool, 41C here today!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeJan 4th, 2013 7:54pm (Jan 4th 2013)
     
    The Belper River Gardens are sooooo beautiful, NN. Thank you for posting these lovely pictures.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJan 6th, 2013 3:30pm (Jan 6th 2013)
     
    Thank you glad you enjoyed them and thank you for your kind comments xx