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southy1981
08-05-2011, 07:29 PM
:tyOk people, go easy on me as this is my first explore, hopefully many more to come!!

After doing the grass and washing up i had a couple of hours to spare so went for a ride!

I done my research as to the location of the post and made my way up a dirt track.

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1707.jpg

The orlit in an ok condition

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1708.jpg

The hatch was already open on my arrival

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1709.jpg

Looking down

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1710.jpg

The BPI mount

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1711.jpg

Air vent

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1712.jpg

The hatch, again.

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1713.jpg

The water tower owned by Anglian Water

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1714.jpg

The orlit

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1715.jpg

The toilet

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1716.jpg

The beds in an ok condition

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1717.jpg

BPI internal

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1718.jpg

Beds

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1719.jpg

Cupboards

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1720.jpg

Pump

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1721.jpg

The shoe

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1722.jpg

The pump

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1723.jpg

Looking up

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1724.jpg

And again

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1725.jpg

Drain from the sump??

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1726.jpg

Not sure????

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1727.jpg

Orlit inside

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1728.jpg

And again

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1729.jpg

The views in the orlit were great

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1730.jpg

Could of stayed up there all day!!!

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1735.jpg

The urban exploration vehicle, not built for going up dirt tracks!!!

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1736.jpg

The dirt track

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1739.jpg

Yes thats me, the poser!!!

http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1740.jpg

I have not really got the hang of putting comments with my pictures but they speak for themselves.
The post was bone dry and the hatch was already open when i arrived.
The orlit was in good condition and i took some of the photos from the top.
Inside as you can see were the bunk bed and single bed, a chemical toilet, a cupboard, a can of lynx, a boot, and a dead rabbit, which i stood on!!
Also you can probably see my urban exploration vehicle, which was not built for riding up dirt tracks.
The water tower is owned by anglian water, and the post was in a seperate fenced off compound, which looks ideal for a restoration.
Your comments and thoughts appreciated, and if anyone is up for an explore soon, give me a shout, up for some more of this!!!.

Thanks for looking.

Andy (southy1981):ty

Krypton
08-05-2011, 07:32 PM
Nice one, not bad for a 68 closure, strangely theres just a non grilled manhole cover over the sump.

An idea maybe to put a space between the pics :thumb

Welcome to UEF :)

Nicola
08-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Well done on your first report! To put comments beneath or above your pictures - just press enter a few times and type in as normal. I'll upgrade your membership - you will then be able to comment on other's reports, chat in the chat box and post any new explores in the relevant sections :thumb

Shadow_Ops
08-05-2011, 08:17 PM
This looks like a tidy little site Southy,
as Krypton said, it may be an idea to put a space between the pictures as they are then easier to see and possibly number the pictures as its then easier to identify and make a point about an image.

Love the shots up towards the hatch, the concrete to clear blue sky is amazing!

BB
08-05-2011, 08:19 PM
Great first report and write up! :)
Made a 68 interesting :thumb

Shadow_Ops
08-05-2011, 08:26 PM
your 'urbex vehicle' is entertaining... i hope you have a car aswell!

southy1981
08-05-2011, 08:48 PM
No unfortunatly Shadow ops, i have the full bike license and the missus has the car license, as she is pregnant, i really must consider getting mine!!
The urbex vehicle is great, fit all my equipment!! under the seat, head torches in the glove box etc etc!!
As i said on the chat box, looking forward to meeting up soon and going for an explore.
Apple and Blackberry pie has hit the table!!

dunglass
08-05-2011, 08:54 PM
Yes, good one for first ,good quality pics put mine to shame,I'll have to get a better camera

Bunkerkid
09-05-2011, 06:43 AM
Good first report! To answer your question the mount on this picture: http://i879.photobucket.com/albums/ab355/southy1981/IMG_1726.jpg

Is called a GZI or ground zero indicator, used for measuring the size of the nuclear bomb blast, it would be recorded onto photographic paper then sone poor bugger would have to come up and fetch and replace the results a minute after the bomb went off!

A GZI looks like this: (see link for picture!)

http://images.ookaboo.com/photo/s/GZI_Composite_s.jpg

KingElvis
09-05-2011, 08:56 AM
Nice work :-)

Tankman
09-05-2011, 09:15 AM
A nice clean dry post, 68 closure with the original 3 bunks still intact:thumb
Ripe for a resto is that one, complete with a fantastic condition orlit post as well and compound:thumb
Hope you closed the hatch back down?
Good first report:thumb

coops
09-05-2011, 09:20 AM
Mate you made an Roc post intresting ...Great work looks quite decent inside too ...really like your explorer mobile what is it an x9 ??

i got a 125 scooter myself which i use during summer to commute to work etc saves me a fortune in fuel bills hoping to do my bike licence see how money goes this year.

southy1981
09-05-2011, 03:42 PM
Hi Coops, its a Yamaha Majesty 250cc, 75mph top speed, comfy 2 up, enough storage for helmet etc. 9 to fill up and lasts me 150 miles!!!
I forgot to shut the hatch, s**t, may have to go for another ride up there soon.
Have made a sort of promise to myself, that as long as i do all my little jobs at the weekend, i am going to try and visit a different ROC post every sunday (weather permitting!!)
Anyone fancy meeting up and coming with me?!?!

Shadow_Ops
09-05-2011, 07:48 PM
always willing to meet dude aslong as im off work.

try and shut the hatch even if they are o[en when you arrive

scottj
17-05-2011, 04:09 PM
Hi Andy, nice pics and report mate. Welcome along;) i'm a newbie too and have just started out. Like yourself, with the ROC posts. I love em, me and my mate went out last week and did 4 in a day(Still need to get my pics up here) I'm up for meeting up with you and showing you some of my explores so far. If you ever find yourself near Grantham/Stamford area hit me up;)

coops
17-05-2011, 06:08 PM
Hi Coops, its a Yamaha Majesty 250cc, 75mph top speed, comfy 2 up, enough storage for helmet etc. 9 to fill up and lasts me 150 miles!!!
I forgot to shut the hatch, s**t, may have to go for another ride up there soon.
Have made a sort of promise to myself, that as long as i do all my little jobs at the weekend, i am going to try and visit a different ROC post every sunday (weather permitting!!)
Anyone fancy meeting up and coming with me?!?!

Nice one thats just the type of bike i fancy if and when i get my test done if i,m ever down your way i,ll be sure to look you up :thumb