The towpath was almost crowded – walkers and pushbikes. Once away from the canal I saw barely anyone.
Up t’canal and round Lindrick. These pics are in the wrong order – they’re reversed – sorry.
Footpath from Thorpe Locks bridge to Duke’s bridge via Lindrick and Brancliffe.
A bee on a nettle flower.
Old Spring wood across Thorpe Locks bridge. Took some pics of bluebells specifically for a Glaswegian Australian lass who’s pining for her homeland. click to embiggen
I’d walked up from Turnerwood (“Did you have an ice cream?” “Don’t be silly, of course I had an ice cream – a “99” actually.”) with Trevor. He’s retired from work now but retiring him from the canal will take more than a job description. He was off up to Thorpe Top Treble to see CCTrust trip boat “Hugh Henshall” through and back.
On Thorpe Locks bridge – I thought this was rather attractive. The post is just slowly rotting away while tiny purple/blue flowers encroach around the bottom.
This is just one of the little blue flowers.
Three heron pics between Deep Lock and Haggonfields Lock.
Herons are more noticeable in the late spring and summer – probably because that’s when their food supply is augmented by ducklings and other young. I’d guess at a survival rate less than ten percent for mallard chicks – pike, heron, seagulls, crows and magpies all have a share.
They’re the most noticeable songsters and don’t get pictured often enough.
All the pictures that I took that day are here on Flickr.
Tuesday 28th May
Round the pond – WET.
Another cold, wet day. Summer!
Only round the pond and down to town.