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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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I came across this fungus, which goes by the name of 'Jew's Ear', attached to the bough of a decaying elder arching over an overgrown footpath. It is actually edible and highly prized, as was evident the following day when I discovered it was gone having been neatly removed with a knife. Beat me to it.
20th Jun 2012, 17:44
1. Just perfect.
2. Leafy reflections.
3. Cobbled to last.
4. Well trodden.
5. The pride of Bollington Hall Farm.
6. Natures palette.
20th Jun 2012, 17:30
1. Ornamental splendour still apparent.
2. The wild wood. Fox gloves and rhododendrons abound.
3. The overgrown and unidentified commemorative obelisk. It was, supposedly, a tradition to build them in memory of a favoured horse
This small oak wood was once connected by an avenue to the main Dunham Massey estate but was later separated from it by the building of the Bridgewater Canal.
The wood is overgrown and un-managed leaving a once proud obelisk abandoned to the elements.
20th Jun 2012, 16:51
20th Jun 2012, 11:01
1. A summers evening at Moorefield Bridge. You can just make out 'wilvir', soaked in sunlight, through the bridge-hole.
We left Dunham Massey yesterday, taking on £100 worth of Diesel at Thorne Marina, Stockton Heath on the way through to Moore, where we are moored for a few days before continuing our journey.
19th Jun 2012, 19:18
1/2/3. Perfecting their high wire act.
4. The finale.
19th Jun 2012, 11:30
1/2. These were taken four days apart.
3/4. A view of Little Bollington Mill from the canal with fields to the left underwater from overnight flooding. Dunham Massey Hall is just behind the wall and trees bordering the flooded field.
5. Standing atop the Bollin River Aqueduct.
6. The weir at Little Bollington Mill
The Bollin River passes under the canal, not far from where we're moored overlooking Little Bollington Mill. The rapidly changing water level, with the recent heavy rainfall we've mostly all been experiencing, is clearly shown as the water races through the arch of the aqueduct.
15th Jun 2012, 17:37
Jim and Helen head off north to Manchester where they will be seeing Cold Play play tomorrow. In the meantime we headed south to moor above Dunham Massey Hall where they will meet us on Sunday.
9th Jun 2012, 00:46