You've certainly known about Sunderland Point for a lot longer than I have. I think my first visit was probably in the year 2000-ish. Where abouts do you work?I knew about Sunderland Point from an early age. I read the novel “ Lanterns Over the Lune “ ( by Kathleen Fidler ? ). Have been visiting since I passed my Driving Test way back in 1973. I work very near to Sunderland Point, and have done since 1985.
Ah yes! Heysham Castle, as I call it. That is indeed not far from Sunderland Point, nor my house. Not infrequently, I walk along along the top of the sea defences between the power station and the sea. From the end, you can watch the boats heading out to the Isle of Man. I also like seeing the cooling water outfall, where the station returns sea water to the bay. I presume this is used for cooling the turbines or the reactor itself.Heysham 2
Ah yes, I've just read that this morning. Thank you kindly for your offer. I shall respond to your PM.Sent you PM saying we are taking the A2 down to WOM next Thursday and leaving it there for a week or so, if you want anything taking to WOM or bringing back ?
Thanks for the insight. I can see an A2OC social here. @66Beetle could give us all an in-depth tour of a nuclear power station ...there surely can't be any security or bureaucratic obstacles to that!It was designed to look like an Ocean Liner.
The bulk of the CW ( Cooling Water ) just passes through the Condensers which are below the LP ( Low Pressure ) Turbine Cylinders. The CW passes through Tubes taking latent heat out of the Steam outside of the Tubes, leaving the Low Pressure Turbine Blades, to condense the Steam back to Water to end up going back through the Boilers.
That should be possible Tom. I've been on a tour there with a group of less able people from Rochdale when I was a driver for an 'accessible bus' company.
Pre booked Physical Tours of Nuclear Power Stations were always available but probably not at the moment.That should be possible Tom. I've been on a tour there with a group of less able people from Rochdale when I was a driver for an 'accessible bus' company.
Today's funny story is remembering that constant use of the tail lift caused the bus' battery to die whilst we were parked in Heysham village for a toilet stop en route.
Not wanting to miss the tour waiting for breakdown recovery, those who were able, including me, pushed the bus whilst a blind man did the 'clutch up, now dip it and give it some revs' bit as we bump started it. The blind man had held a driving licence before he lost his sight so there was absolutely nothing could have gone wrong.
He was a regular passenger and his guide dog, complete with regulation yellow reflective harness, used to travel with its front paws on dashboard by my side. I often wondered whether seeing the dog possibly caused alarm to other road users.
Your last photo, of the gate, shows the camera obscura in the background, in the igloo-shaped stone construction. Just out of sight is Sambo's grave; the burial site of an enslaved cabin boy, which also serves as a general reminder of the horrors of the slave trade.Spouse and I visited in mid-March, just before ... we couldn't