Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Tuesday 2 December 2008 - The Timperley Icebreaker

0201canal1 She's called Louise, pictured above passing Altrincham's Linotype Works, and below on the long straight section of the Bridgewater Canal between Timperley and Sale.0202canal2 It's unusual to see the canal frozen with no rubbish on it, so it must be 'freshly frozen'.  The ice was about ½ - ¾ inch thick.  It seemed like more, as the towpath had the same coating and cycling through it was somewhat laborious.

The moorhens and mallards seemed to have the conditions pretty well sussed, but weren't their feet cold?

Winter has most certainly arrived - the weekend's icy weather seems to have persuaded the remaining leaves to drop from our deciduous trees.

Afterthought:
0203louise
I thought I was imagining it, but Louise really does seem to have a rather shapely stained glass window at her bow!

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