Martin in Gatineau Park

Martin in Gatineau Park

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Thursday 20 February 2014 – An Evening Walk to the Swan with Two Nicks

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Thursday provided a warm starlit evening for an 11 km stroll along the Bridgewater Canal’s muddy towpath to the Swan with Two Nicks in Little Bollington. Graham and Andrew joined us for this little romp, with a pleasing pause in said hostelry for tasty refreshments from the local brewery.

On the way, we passed Budenberg Haus, pictured below, which always seems to provide interesting reflections as you pass under the A56 road in Altrincham.

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We were told that it had been ‘quite windy’ whilst we were enjoying our Canadian ‘beach holiday’, and this was confirmed to us as we headed on towards Altrincham through the golf course. The path was blocked by a tree so large that I was unable to climb over the trunk, my efforts to do so simply resulting in my clothing acquiring a layer of green algae/moss/slime. All over, such were my efforts to avoid failure, but eventually I gave up and bushwhacked through the foliage like the others.

Here’s our route, after which we returned home via tram.

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A most pleasant evening. Thanks for your company, everyone.

2 comments:

Sir Hugh said...

From the title I thought you had two friends called Nick.

Phreerunner said...

I do, Conrad - Wuxing Nick who was in Shanghai but has now moved around the corner to Adidas HQ in Nuremberg, and Gillian's Nic, who is in Venice. Sadly, neither were present on this fine evening!