The long day closes
Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top. Back on the good ship Winthorpe and we feel on top of the world – and the final photograph was taken from on top of a bridge – tenuous, I know.
It had been a long and busy day. The drive down the M6 starts well enough at the Carlisle junction but the further south you travel the busier it gets, the more likely the delays – it never disappoints. Arriving at the boat is always a relief and once the car is unloaded. the bed made up, the kitchen stocked and the coffee made, life immediately takes on a gentler pace. It very quickly feels like home.
I don’t know what the next two weeks has in store but today the weather was near perfect. We took a slow walk along the towpath to Audlem as the long day closed in a soft April light:
As anyone familiar with the English canals will know, the grooves worn in the iron bridge guards are from the ropes of horse-drawn working boats – a tangible connection with a distant past.
There is a good wifi connection in the marina, hence this post. It may be the last for some time.
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great work robin
Many thanks – the slower pace of life definitely helps inspire 🙂
Beautiful pictures soothing words – love this post as it makes me feel a little homesick – a rare thing these past few years.
Have a great Holiday
Many thanks Dan – take some consolation from the fact that these types of days are very rare in the UK.
All the best
Many thanks Dorothy, much appreciated.
Love the flowers on the edge of the water. I enjoy learning about these relatively unknown (to us non-British) little corners of the UK.
They always look better in the sunshine – it doesn’t happen too often 😦
The second to the last shot made me swoon, just gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the next installment from this adventure.
Many thanks Cate – the next installment may be a while coming due to very poor Internet connectivity.
A fabulous walk, I love the shot of the water under the arch of the bridge. I was wondering about the groves, a symbol of hard work that has stood the test of time. Beautiful series!
Many thanks Elisa – that day seems a long time ago now. Returned home last night – the grass needs cutting, hedges trimming, and massive online catch-up before we head off again. I should not complain 🙂
Beautiful photos, enjoy your time off-line, see you when you get back.
Many thanks – it was a great trip and the weather was very kind for the UK. Now lots to catch up before we head off again – this is hard work 🙂
It’s a tough life alright 🙂