The Leeds Liverpool canal was the first high volume mass transit transport system in the UK and around Appley Bridge it runs alongside its replacement the railway which runs from Southport to Wigan and beyond. Here is a view from under a railway arch across a canal bridge over towards Beacon Hill. Victorian civil engineering at its best!
Well its actually a bit of Winter Hill taken from the outskirts of Haigh Woodland Park one chilly Saturday morning a few weeks ago. A rare day with a bit of sun and no fog, rain or dreary drizzle.
Mother's Day weekend and the sun was out on what were the hottest few days of the year so far. So not wanting to wander too far from home we took to some old favourites and some new paths around Standish. It sometimes takes a good local walk to make you realise just what you have right on your doorstep.
Living where we do it doesn't take us long to get out in the countryside. So with one eye on the forecast and the other on the actual weather we took a chance and got up early on Sunday morning to get out and about before the heavens opened. We nipped down the road to one of our favourite spots Worthington Lakes and enjoyed an hour or so of uninterrupted walking and photography - perfect. Especially as it started pouring down about 30 minutes after we got back in!
A lot of what we are about involves taking photos and creating images. So as well as the images on the various blogs we do we've now got this dedicated page for galleries and for photos we just like - which we call "Today's Photos". Always something different and sometimes maybe a bit random but we hope you like them.