Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Where am I now?

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Where am I now?

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Monday, 21 December 2009

Dunham Massey in Winter (1)

We woke to bright sunshine yesterday, but by the time we’d parked at Dunham and strolled down to the canal towpath, it was snowing.

The Bridgewater Canal in winter

We left the towpath to join the path leading to Dunham Massey, via the Swan with Two Nicks.

The Swan with Two Nicks in a snow storm

The house, closed for the winter, stood stark below the heavy sky.

Dunham Massey House

Down one of the ‘rides’ a lonely obelisk stood splattered with fresh snow.

The Obelisk

The sky briefly cleared.

Dunham Park in winter

Fallow deer tucked into the feed provided by the National Trust.

Fallow deer

Returning to the car, a moorhen scooted away.

A moorhen

The ducks, seabirds and swans were all concentrated into a small area where running water had inhibited the pond from freezing over.

The duck pond at Dunham Massey, in winter