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Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Friday, 6 May 2022
Friday = Isabella Day (8)
Thursday, 5 May 2022
Wednesday 4 May 2022 - SWOG go to Fletcher Moss
Meanwhile, hawthorn flowers flourish next to our local canal towpath.
And here's a picture of our local secluded pond. As well as the ubiquitous Canada Goose, can you spot the Coot that lives here just a few metres from the canal, on which its appearances are very rare.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
Monday 2 May 2022 - A Bike ride to Pennington Flash and RHS Bridgewater
Richard and Jenny joined Sue and me for this roughly 40 mile bike ride on paths that were all (apart from a digression to RHS Bridgewater) very familiar to me but not to the others.
I've been here before, for example here, so given the overcast day I didn't take many pictures on this occasion. However, as I had to wait for a while at the Barton Aqueduct I took a snap of the Bridgewater Canal crossing the Manchester Ship Canal (above).
Then a picture looking back towards the Trafford Centre.
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Thursday 28 April 2022 - Cicerone Lancashire Walk 11: The Upper Wyre Way
A Walk in Deepest Lancashire
Ascending to the south of the reservoir, I noted a series of steep steps that may allow fish to climb into the reservoir instead of succumbing to futile attempts to mount the weir.
Sunday, 1 May 2022
A Postcard (April 2022)
Much of April was spent getting Dot into and out of Beechcroft Care Home in Stafford, and back to her house in Eccleshall with live-in carer Regina. It's a nice walk/wheelchair ride from Dot's house to the church at the other end of the village.
We did manage some parkruns - below on 9 April you might just spot Sue, Kate and Alastair finishing in formation behind an over eager dog...