We’re celebrating Sarah’s official birthday at the moment. It technically happened on Thursday, but is always then celebrated with walks and other observances for these several days afterwards. On the day itself we did our deep favourite Shining Shore walk near Thurstaston on the Dee Estuary. Then the next day continued celebrations by rewalking another favourite part of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. This time from Lydiate, north of Liverpool, out into Haskayne on the flat and windy Lancashire Plain.

Thermals were worn, gloves even as you’ll see, and a splendid time was had by both of us.

Beginning here by the Running Horses in Lydiate.
Sarah’s just knitted these for me.
Red Valerian
Autumn leaves doing a Monet
Fleece on salad crops next to the canal
A river flows under us. The Alt?
Familiar
The same place on an early evening in February 2017, the first time we walked along here
Wind and waves on the water
And this is where we turned around

At the Scarisbrick Arms in Haskayne, where we got to on our previous rewalk a week ago.

On the way back
Here at home, with her gatherings
Happy Birthday Sarah x

Read all of our Leeds Liverpool Canal walks here.

Published by Ronnie Hughes

Writing about life, Liverpool and anything else that interests me. As well as working with others to make the world a fairer and kinder place: http://asenseofplace.com.

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6 Comments

  1. Ronnie, That walk looks great, I’ll have to do it some time. Your photos are beautiful. Would you mind if I painted one? I’m an absolute amateur trying to improve my skills. Thanks.

      1. Thanks, I’m delighted now. Not with your offer of posting my attempt though! I’ll certainly have a go and forward a pic to you. Thanks very much, Kathy

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