Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Thursday, 30 December 2010

The Ferry at Sale Cruising Club

This little passenger operated ferry across the Bridgewater Canal continued to function for most of December, during the whole month of which the canal has to some extent been frozen.

These pictures were taken on 19 December, but by Christmas the ferry had been abandoned in favour of simply strolling across the ice.

The thaw has now put paid to that method of crossing, but some ice still lingers on.

The ferry at Sale Cruising Club on 19/12/10

The ferry at Sale Cruising Club on 19/12/10

Saturday 18 December 2010 – In and Around Timperley

Evening light by the Bridgewater Canal near Brooklands

I’m catching up with a few entries whilst it’s damp and grey outside and I’m ensconced in a decorating assignment.

A walk along the Bridgewater Canal on a dull afternoon was enlivened by the glint of the late sun as it appeared briefly from behind the cloud to illuminate the snow that had lingered all day on the tree branches (just for you, Mark A!)

Meanwhile, Sue enjoyed lunch in Knutsford then a potter around Tatton Park with some good friends of ours, who may enjoy a few more (incorrectly copyrighted – never mind) photos – to be found here.

A Trip to Tatton Park

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Christmas Day

A view - Dunham Town

A lovely day.

After a gentle start, R + J joined us for a stroll around Dunham Massey.  Sadly Dot was a bit poorly and confined to barracks.  We set off as the sun tried to bore through the early mist, but it was still very cold in the park.

The canal was solid, even under the bridges, and a small area had been cleared of hoar frost to permit skating.

We had to return home, both to escape the cold and to prepare a meal for seven, plus Oscar, seen below trying to unpack his lunch.

Oscar tackles his lunch pack

The rest of the day vanished in a bit of a haze, but there’s a slide show of what may be one of our last frosty days before a thaw, here.