Saturday, 19 July 2014

slowly heading south

Hi  at the moment we are heading south and getting ready to do some wrg restoring on the Chesterfield canal
https://www.waterways.org.uk/wrg/logo

https://www.waterways.org.uk/iwa/calendar/event/view?id=1010 this  is the link to the wrg camp I am assisting and Tina is cooking some of the camp ,
During the camp we are going to be doing a daily blog this will be done by some of the Volunteer's and I will add a link on our blog so you can follow the weeks work daily  

 I saw this lovely Fiat 500 and reminded me of my sisters first car  this one was in very good condition

 This house is at what is said to be at start of the canal network  the first canal built

 going over the Manchester ship canal this is a Barton swing aqueduct this is the only one in the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barton_Swing_Aqueduct

 saw this shed  on a raft

 we seen some very lovely lilies this year here are a couple


 Heron on take off

 This boat is called George  Thomas  what do you think Rebecca

 lovely sunny day view


 we saw this boat going pass us and there was no one steering it  must have been a ghost  

 sorry this is not very clear but this was a mink  

Monday, 7 July 2014

on our way to Peak forest canal

hi all , let do a catch up of the last couple of weeks , since our last post we have been down into skipton and around  waiting for Le tour to come to Yorkshire ,

 

 this  small gull was feeding on bread

 very good wing control 

 this peacock was next to the lock ,

  another lovely sunset over the hills

 some more of the poem written on the lock beams over the country 


 this is curlew  quite a few of them about here

 we had to wait at this swing bridge while the farmer took his sheep across to the fields

 in skipton lots of the shop windows have been painted for le tour it was great to see how many people involved with le tour lots of bunting and yellow bikes everywhere

 even the sheep have le tour on them


another window painting
 

 

 and the Church 

 this is Skipton castle 

 this is polish memorial  it was put here for the polish airman who died on a training flight in a Lancaster bomber  in 1943 no one  survived http://www.raf.mod.uk/raflintononouse/newsweather/index.cfm?storyid=22fa6b17-1143-ec82-2e95146c66d6721f
 
 
on the Saturday we went to skipton to see le tour there were quite a lot of people  there
 this is some of the sponsors caravan





 in the middle of the photo is Mark Cavendish

 this is Chris Frome
 some of the rest of the riders
 
on Sunday we went to Silsden again there were lots of people there as well
 the crowds at Silsden 


 yes there are bike in the middle of the photo

 there they go

that was it over in a flash
 
 

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