Click, click, clickety click

Richard Ion

Lancaster, United Kingdom

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Not wishing to overdo the Click Mills with another photo but they are very picturesque ao you may see one or two more yet:-)
Click Mills are thought to be Scandinavian in origin and probably date back a thousand years or so and remained relatively unchanged, as did life in general, for most of that time. A handful have been restored to working or near-working condition in the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. This one is one of group at Huxter (near Melby) on the westernmost edge of mainland Shetland.
The mechanism was very simple: a stream was channeled underneath the mill where it turned a simple paddle wheel, which you can see in this shot, connected to a shaft which turned the millstone. The ‘click’ came from the wooden ‘ratchet’ that shook the grain hopper to release grain into the millstone.
The marsh marigolds are another feature of Shetland in the late Spring – carpets of them form in all the streams and boggy areas!

Thanks for looking.
Richard

For other views of this mill see here and here

Tech detls:
Nikon D300
Nikon 16-85mm VR @ 16mm
1/30s f14
ISO320

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