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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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Helping to keep our waterways litter-free: www.litteraction.org.uk/narrowboat-wilvir

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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Another Fine Day

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Location: Kinver, Staffordshire & Worcester Canal.

We left Swindon this morning and now tied-up up out of the way just north of Kinver for a few days while we wait for mail and enjoy this fine weather we're having. Smoke from the wood burner is lazily curling from the chimney as we keep the chill of early evenings at bay and the boat warm throughout the night. The aroma of slow burning oak-logs tells me my world is just fine. I trust yours is too.
13th Sep 2012, 20:05   comments (1)

The Mighty Gudgeon

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Location: Swindon, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

At 30.20g this handsome little fish is 111.55g short of the British record.
11th Sep 2012, 23:49   comments (2)

I'm Still Standing

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Location: Swindon, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

This fence post is probably older than me!
11th Sep 2012, 20:20   comments (0)

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)