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Report - Belgrave Culvert & Evington Culvert July 2016

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by Urban_Tomb_Raider, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Urban_Tomb_Raider

    Urban_Tomb_Raider 28DL Full Member
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    This was unplanned and spontaneous - I ran into @KM_Punk in town on the day and we decided to go and do some easy drains so I get the hang of exposure photography. This time I was armed with wellies and I must say, drains are far more enjoyable with dry comfortable feet. Although my height did restrict me from wading too far in the deeper bits, note to self, invest in waders.

    First up was Belgrave Culvert. The overgrowth made this place that just more serene.

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    Interesting gassy sewer entrance

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    Also I'm aware graffiti has little to do with drains, but as an artist it was hard to not appreciate the imagination and the skills grafted onto the brick.

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    After that we trod on to Evington which is currently one of my personal favourites, purely for how openly big it is and also the rather interesting collection of debris deposited there. On the way we spotted more cool graffiti and smaller pipes.

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    Pages torn from a Quran
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    The camera I used shortly died afterwards so I resorted to using my phone, and we were pleasantly greeted with a rather picturesque sky upon leaving.

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    My phone never lets me down when it comes to decently capturing the sky! Plans on doing some derps around Leicestershire very soon.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. Bunk3r

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    nice, I do like an evening stroll down a culvert.
     
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    You got some decent shots there. Look forward to seeing more from you.
     
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  4. Urban_Tomb_Raider

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    Thank you very much!
     
  5. Punk

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    You've got some very nice shots. This was a fun evening :thumb
     
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  6. UrbanCaving

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    Nice one Tomb some nice shots there:)
     
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    Still a derper at heart ;)
     
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    Cheers!
     
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    We'll see
     
  10. Urban_Tomb_Raider

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    Challenge accepted
     
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    Leicester has some great Graff these days
     
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  12. UrbanCaving

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    Standards have certainly improved since a few years back :)
     
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    Hello all. I had a quick look at this today- with plans on venturing down sometime soon. Does anyone have any tips / points of interest down here?

    Thanks :)
     
  14. Punk

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    This one is pretty safe. I'd recommend you wear wellies, and take a tripod for best shots. Keep an eye on the weather and water level. when it rains, don't do drains.
     
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    Nice report that. I'd definitely invest in some waders, or swimming trunks, if you plan to do more drains though. Nothing worse than feeling a bit of seepage flow down the inside of your welly - other than feeling seepage in your waders from an unnoticed hole... That's not good either.
     
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