Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Canal walk in the October sunshine.

Yesterday we enjoyed a wonderful walk alongside the canal in the gorgeous sunshine that we are all currently enjoying in the UK.  In a way, it’s not the best weather to walk in, simply because you do tend to get rather hot, but we were all armed with plenty of bottles of water to drink in order to avoid getting dehydrated.  After all meeting up in the bus station where we all distributed ourselves into various cars for the journey to the start of the walk, we set off at about 11.15am. It wasn’t too warm at this stage, and the side of the canal that we were on was well shaded by the trees.  We have both missed going on the walks of late, and therefore K was having a real problem keeping up with the others. She has never been too good at walking on uneven surfaces, and this part of the canal does not have a very wide ‘walkway’, its  just a narrow path with lot’s of uneven grass at either side.

A glorious start to October!

It was also quite muddy in parts shaded by the trees, despite the last few days of sunshine. On the return journey, the inevitable happened. K fell in the mud. We were all making our way under one of the bridges, and the path was very muddy where it hadn’t been able to dry out. I told her to walk at the top where there didn’t appear to be as much mud. Her foot slipped from underneath her and down she went. I just couldn't stop her from falling despite the fact that I was holding her arm. She ended up covered in mud, all down her trousers and her shoes. It did dry out somewhat during the rest of the walk though, so she was able to go into Witherspoons for a meal at the end of the walk where we could get the chance to cool down. Hope you all enjoy the photos I took along the way.

The pedestrian bridge

Getting left behind

Underneath the M62


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  1. Very nice TG. Our hot weather has been replaced by cool, cloudy Fall weather. Oh well.

  2. Lovely to see you guys are out and about, enjoying your walks again. I hope K was not too upset by her fall.

  3. I remember a couple of years ago, we walked along the Basingstoke Canal - a bit at a time. We got trains to somewhere and then walked along the canal.

    Great post.

  4. Those are some very enjoyable photos. You're right about the weather. It is pretty much the same here with part of the day being quite cool then towards the end hot. Sorry about K's fall, that would tend to dampen anyone's spirits.

  5. Delightful place. Nicely photographed. Wish I could have been there for real, but your story and pictures took me along. Tank you!

  6. That looks lovely!
    I wish the weather here was as bright as that, we've been having rain for days and days here in the northeastern US.

    I just started following and I look forward to many more posts. =)

  7. Thanks to all of you for your comments. I did have the devil of a job getting the mud out when we returned home. It had penetrated right through to her undergarments as well!

  8. Looks like it was a nice outing, except for K's unfortunate fall. Thanks for sharing the adventure in photos.

  9. What lovely photos of what looks like a smashing walk


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