Cruising down the Bridgewater canal on my dad’s boat I see the canal from a lower angle. Being in the middle of the canel rather than on the banks gives a unique perspective. Especially of the other cruisers and narrowboats moored along the banks. This is one of the nicest looking traditional narrowboats I saw. We cruised from Sale Cruising Club up to Thelwall and back. The furtherest we have been on the boat. The Evening Star of North Yorks is a traditional narrowboat.
Thelwall is one of the smallest villages in England. It’s in Warrington, Cheshire near to where I grew up. Until this year I’d never visited the village. I went with my family for lunch at the Pickering Arms is across the road from the old Post Office. The traditional red telephone box is a rare sight in 2017 but I happy there are still some left in Britain. The red of the post box to the left and red front door work well together. Unfortunately, like many small post offices, this one has been closed as is now part of someone’s home.
Scarecrows come in all shapes and sizes. In this case a doll. I was exploring my dad’s new allotment. After seeing the great fruit and vegetables he’s growing for the family. I looked around at the neighbours. Some had little sheds. Some hand crafted signs. Then this allotment with a few doll scarecrows. This was my favourite, surrounded by colourful flowers.
This photograph was taken at Dunham Massey Park on my last trip to the UK for a friends wedding. I’ve shared a number of images of this park as it is close to where I grew up and one popular National Trust properties in Cheshire. The old mill is one of my favourite scenes but here we see the stables and carriage hall which have now been converted into shops and a cafe. I’m not sure the significance of the water in the foreground but I felt it gave a nice reflection. Off to the left of the frame I’ve found fallow deer that roam freely around the park. The Hall dates back to 1660 so these buildings are certainly hundreds of years old. The stables are in the foreground and carriage hall behind.