Decay

Explore #17: Severalls Asylum, Colchester, Essex – November 2013

The big one. El gordo. The site that I had promised myself that I would explore before the end of 2013. An ambition fulfilled – and then some. When Matthew Adams of the excellent Unexposed Exploration (follow his page, it’s all sorts of ace) kindly offered to lead on what would be his 20th visit to Sevs, Kubix_UK and I needed no persuading. Apparently Matthew’s first two visits to Sevs lasted 24 and 28 minutes respectively due to the prowess…

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Explore #16: Harford Hills Chalk Mine, Norwich, Norfolk – November 2013

After clambering up the gantry on my revisit to the timber yard, for our next explore of the day Kubix_UK and I decided to head underground to Harford Hills Chalk Mine. The experience was about 25% anxiety and 75% enjoyment I would say – I did my best not to think of Tom and Becky lost in Injun Joe’s cave… Here is a short background to the mines, taken from this excellent site, which includes a fairly comprehensive survey of…

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Explores #15, and #15a, #15b and #15c (3 x revisits): Jeld Wen timber yard, Lowestoft, Suffolk – November 2013 and March 2014

My first visit to this interesting industrial site was also my first solo explore – and also happened to be on my birthday! It went well in that I didn’t get spotted by security, but the only bugger was that I managed to leave my tripod mount at home by mistake, so I had to make do with handheld shots, which both my camera and I were rather grumpy about in the predominantly low light conditions so my shots weren’t…

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