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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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Just Passing Time

Moored: T&M;, B196-B193
1. Waiting for the half-hour to begin our passage through Saltersford Brook tunnel.
2. Room for one only.
3. Marbury Country Park.
4. Gunner creeping up on a rabbit just ahead of him.
5. Just one of those 'elegant' little bridges I come across from time to time.
8th Jul 2012, 13:56   comments (5)

When The Sun Shines...

Moored: T&M; B212-B211
1. Above Dutton Lock.
2. Dutton Viaduct Crossing the River Weaver.
3/4. Delamere Way footbridge.
5. The River Weaver upstream of Dutton Lock.
6. A River Weaver hulk.

A few days back we moored on the canal contour above the River Weaver valley to enjoy a few days of fine weather and even finer walks down to and along the river.

I also caught some fine little roach here on pinched bread, but there seems to be a scarcity of fish that cause the pulse to race as the float dips and the rod bends to the challenge of a spirited adversary. There are tales of a lot of fish being taken for the 'pot' by eastern europeans. A sad end for the specimen fish that once inhabited these waters.
5th Jul 2012, 19:01   comments (6)

'If You Go Down to The Woods Today.............?'

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29th Jun 2012, 19:51   comments (2)

This'll Do Us

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25th Jun 2012, 23:44   comments (0)


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I came across this fine example of a Stinkhorn while walking through woods this evening. The Stinkhorn is edible at a stage when it looks like a large white egg. I got to it half a day to late. As it matures it has a certain pong to it too, as the name implies.
24th Jun 2012, 20:15   comments (5)

Sunshine on a Rainy Yesterday.

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What is it that makes wild flowers so special?
24th Jun 2012, 11:48   comments (0)

Captain Whippy?

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24th Jun 2012, 10:29   comments (1)

Jew's Ear

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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   comments (7)