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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
29th Jun 2012, 19:51
25th Jun 2012, 23:44
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
What is it that makes wild flowers so special?
24th Jun 2012, 11:48
24th Jun 2012, 10:29
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