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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.

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Drought, pollution and illegal fishing all threaten our waterways. Spotted something that looks wrong? See it, say it, save it. Call the Environment Agency (EA) Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70

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Mind How You Tread

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I would have trodden on this little fellow of a woodmouse if I hadn't had the presence of mind to look down as my eye caught the tiniest movement amongst the leaf litter at my feet. Lo and behold I found three more little-ones, completely still and near invisible in the shadows of leaves on the woodland floor. One of those 'really wild' magic moments.
11th Sep 2012, 18:47   comments (4)

Quaint

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11th Sep 2012, 14:11   comments (0)

Heading South

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Continuing south we tied-up at Wombourne to 'Big' shop at a canal-side Sainsburys. The towpath gardens are a delight.
11th Sep 2012, 13:49   comments (0)

Just a Perfect Day

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Location: Dimmingsdale Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.
7th Sep 2012, 23:57   comments (6)

On The Towpath

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Location: Dimmingsdale Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Photo:
1/2. Before and after.

I discovered this idyllic stretch of canal marred only by the thoughtlessness of others who chose to leave their overnight fishing detritus, beer cans, toilet paper and excrement behind on the towpath for all to see. I have since removed it. They are not 'fellow anglers' by any stretch of my imagination.

'Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints'

Chief Seattle (1786?1866) leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes.
7th Sep 2012, 00:47   comments (0)

Narrowboat 'Inspiration'

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Location: Dimmingsdale Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Last evening the crew of narrowboat 'Inspiration', Norma, Frank, Mike and their ten year old King Charles Spaniel Abby, put in to moor up for the night. We were disappointed they had to leave this morning as they are lovely people who you instantly have an easy rapport with, despite passing like ships in the night. Bon voyage, it was a privilege.
6th Sep 2012, 16:49   comments (1)

Cruisin' South

Location: Dimmingsdale Lock, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

Photo:
1. The magnificent Avenue Bridge crossing the 'Shroppie' on the Chillington Hall estate.
2. The public footpath crossing the bridge to the Hall is sadly unkempt and overgrown leading to the private entrance of the main avenue.
3. Looking south through the fine stone balustrade of Avenue Bridge.
4. About to descend Compton Lock on the 'Staffs & Worcs'.
5. A room with a berry nice view.

After a week at Chillington Wharf on the Shropshire Union Canal, having enjoyed the walks, fishing and atmosphere of the once thriving estate of Chillington Hall, we pulled pins and moved on; leaving behind a good stretch of water for roach fishing too.

We're now moored in a beautiful spot atop Dimmingsdale Lock on the 'Staffs & Worcs' where there are offside moorings. We stayed here on our last visit over two years ago. We'll dally here awhile and enjoy a few September morns while the good weather lasts.
6th Sep 2012, 16:37   comments (0)

Your Table Awaits

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It looks as though this al fresco woodland table has not seen a picnic for a while.
6th Sep 2012, 15:46   comments (4)