Monday, September 28, 2020

Early Morning Walk

Early morning walk to the River Dane and fishing ponds. Lovely sunrise and mists over the water. 28th Sept. 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020

First and Last Boot Sale.

 Just back from our first and last boot sale of the year. A bit nervous about going but Hazel managed to find a few bargains. I was more wary and kept a safe distance. As the crowd thinned out it wasn't so bad. A bit nippy.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dawn Over The Fishing Pond

 Early morning walk to River Dane and the fishing ponds. 22nd Sept. 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Whitegate Way

 Early morning Sunday walk to Whitegate Way. A bit busy with dog walkers , runners and cyclists but managed to stay out of thier way mostly. 20th Sept. 2020.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Walk To River Dane and Corn

Nice walk to the River Dane and fishing pond this morning.  Saw two kingfisher's fly swiftly along the river - too quick to take a photo.  The cornfield still isn't cut - they must be leaving it until they pop!   Animal feed I expect.  Hazel scrumped a few apples for a tart tatin.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Corn and River Dane

We are lucky to live so close to the country although it's been chipped away gradually with green belt having horrible housing estates built upon them.  10 minutes walk away is the River Dane and some tranquil fishing ponds.  Very quiet on Sunday mornings - not even any fishermen these days - because of Covid I guess.  No heron today but a cauliflower sheep in the woody bit back up the slope to the park.  The cornfield was much the same - all the beards going brown now and due for harvesting.  A bit boggy round that area so didn't venture too far. 

Friday, September 04, 2020

Marbury Road/ Neumann's Flashes

Early morning walk to Marbury Road and Neumann's Flashes and surrounding area through Carey Park.  Always amazed how big this nature reserve is and the paths that go off in all directions to Marbury, Anderton, Northwich etc. A few dog walkers and joggers but most stayed out of our way.  Hazel picked a few late blackberries but they were puny specimens so she left them on a gate post for the birds. Afterwards popped into Matalan for some bedding.  Horrible self service tills in there now.  More buttons to press!  Good job we have several gallons of hand sanitiser to apply afterwards.  Hazel foolishly tried the new self service ASDA pretrol station which comepletely baffled her and she ended up phoning up the helpline to see if she's paid for the previous users petrol as her reciept said "cancelled".  They weren't much help apparently.  She won't be using them again.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

West Yorkshire

Rather rushed and traumatic visit to our friend Dave in West Yorkshire.  He'd fallen over a few times and even slept on the floor until another friend discovered him the next day!   Being rather stubborn and sefl sufficient it took a while to convince him that a hospital stay would be a good idea.  Eventually the lovely paramedic came and then after his assessment and our worried looks the ambulance came and Dave was packed off to the local infirmary where he still is and recovering slowly thankfully - a water infection or low blood pressure?  Who knows, but hopefully something simple and easily fixed though his double hip op. is still doubtful in the present climate.  We did have a chance to go for a walk nearby - along the canal and some lovely views of dry sone walls and weirs etc.  Very busy along the tow path which was hardly surprising as it was a such a sunny August day.