Getting back to it…

For those that have noticed, we have been very silent for most of 2015 and very little exploring happened.  We haven’t meant to neglect the website, photography and exploring, but life took a turn we hadn’t expected.  But, we are back and new updates to the website should be following shortly.  

Exploring Failures

Every explorer has them, those that say they don’t are probably lying. Furthermore, many of the exploring blogs that inhabit the web appear to be epic success after epic success. Failure doesn’t generate interest, no one wants to hear about hours of trudging about in the undergrowth and fruitless leads, or standing looking forlornly at a …

The Accidental Explore – NAVFAC & AAFB, Eleuthera

We were searching for a new beach on the Island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas when we found ourselves idly turning down one of the side roads off the Queens Highway. We didn’t know it at the time, but we had turned into an old US Naval Facilities Engineering Command & US AuxiliaryAir Force base (NAVFAC Eleuthera) that had …

Archive Photos around the web

Recently, Subbrit released a whole wealth of photos from their archives and it made us think, wouldn’t it be useful to have one place where we can list out other archives we have found. Firstly, the Subbrit Collection: https://collection.subbrit.org.uk/ A Flickr Collection from Herrison Hosiptal (Asylum) before it was converted: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nowawildlife_lover/sets/72157629448251164/ A huge Flickr collection …

Another one bites the dust, Severalls to be demolished.

The latest Asylum to be sold for development is Severalls in Colchester. Plans are moving forward and as the water tower and the front eschelon of the main ward block are listed the character and distinctive design will hopefully remain a landmark on the Colchester landscape for a long time to come. Read more about …