The Canal: On a cold and windy day

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 […]

A Special Place: The Canal in Autumn

This was a perfect early autumn’s afternoon of walking together for the pleasure of it. Not to get anywhere in particular as Sarah and I have nearly completed our full walking of the Leeds Liverpool Canal now, with just one final stage to go when we feel like it. So this was kind of how […]

Allotmenting: In Autumn

This has been my saving grace in all of this, this piece of earth,My peace on earth this plot of land, my refuge for my work,A friendship place of just us few, these weekly conversations.And still my place as autumn comes, the season’s turn, the dieback,Of time’s return, but only slight, for me I’ll mostly […]

On the Canal: From Vauxhall to Bootle

Soon we’ll begin to complete our walking along the canal to Leeds, but not yet. The walk today was another getting ready for all that walk. Like the one we did up by Burscough a couple of weeks ago. Another part of our long hello to somewhere not seen since our many canal walks of […]

Hello Canal: Returning to the Leeds Liverpool

After a three year break, yesterday Sarah and I went back to say hello to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Hello you In 2017 over twelve separate walks we got most of the way from Liverpool to Leeds before we decided to take the kind of break where you’re not sure you’ll be back. But now […]

The River Park: Port Sunlight

My last post, Time Off about the various things I’ve been reading, doing and thinking featured a few photographs of the River Park at Port Sunlight. Since when there’s been a good deal of interest from blog readers about visiting the former landfill site while its wildflowers are in their current profusion. It’s a big […]