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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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Yesterday Comes to a Close

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20th Jul 2011, 16:30   comments (2)

A Jurassic Wishbone?

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20th Jul 2011, 16:14   comments (3)

Here she be!

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Moored below Denham Deep lock
19th Jul 2011, 13:49   comments (2)

Streams of Life

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It's good to be back in my kind of environment.
19th Jul 2011, 13:48   comments (1)

The Stag of the Beetle World - Magnificent

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I came across this fella a couple of weeks back. After feasting on the juice of a crushed black grape he was on his way in search of a mate. Stag Beetles used to be very common when I was a kid and they could often be seen flying about on warm summer evenings. Then, I usually kept a male and female together for a couple of days before releasing them into the creviced bark of an old oak tree. It's a shame that something nature so imaginatively designed lives out of sight as a grub feeding on rotting wood for more years than the few short weeks it emerges in all its glory simply to mate and die. I've seen many lying crushed and broken having been stomped on for looking the way they do rather than left alone for being the completely harmless and magnificent creatures that they are. He brought back very fond memories of my childhood forays into the natural world of Kent.
17th Jul 2011, 17:01   comments (11)

The Lady In Red

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16th Jul 2011, 21:49   comments (0)

Parakeets, Cats and Dogs

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1. A sunny Little Venice (last week).
2. The western approach to Little Venice.

It's been a tad changeable today with the sun just now breaking through long enough to shed a little warmth.

A colony of Parakeets add flashes of colour against an otherwise solemn sky as they noisily flit from tree to tree.

Gunner is enjoying having the freedom of the parkland alongside the canal here and is noticeably happier to have left the concrete and asphalt behind.

It's raining again!
16th Jul 2011, 17:15   comments (1)

Leaving London Behind

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We headed out of London on Wednesday and moored in the relative peace and quiet of Durdans Park between Southall and Greenford. Time to go fly a kite.
15th Jul 2011, 17:12   comments (0)