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Fishink Walks

April 19, 2013

For all of you concerned readers who may (or may not be) interested in the trials and tribulations of my house move, it’s now done. Hurrah I gasp. I even did a stint as a white van man on monday to seal the deal !  What’s more I’m alive and my back is still (ouch) intact so double hurrah for that. Just got a house to paint and rent out now… hey ho little steps hey. Proof of me driving the Luton Van (in high winds) and on a nicer note, I loved seeing the sun on my green man yesterday … he wasn’t the only one smiling.

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Just got time to post a few snippets from recent walks. One to Dunham Massey where the deer were play ‘rutting’ and locking their antlers in early displays of wanting to be top stag.

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Not many of the other deer were interested (as they probably see it happening all day long !) but the sound they made was like knocking two hollow bamboo sticks together. There were definite Wolf Trees around too, here’s one I managed to snap before it skulked away into the darker woods. sneering and quietly mumbling to itself  lol

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Another day we did a stretch of the Sandstone Trail. The trail itself stretches for 34 miles/55 kilometres and offers superb, unbroken, and often elevated walking across the still largely green and pleasant English county of Cheshire — from the ancient market town of Frodsham on the broad Mersey estuary, in the north, to Georgian Whitchurch in rural north Shropshire, in the south. We did part of the first section from Frodsham to Manley Common. It was only last week, but there was still snow in parts that the sun hadn’t manage to melt. The light and green lichen on the trees were quite an impressive sight.

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I loved this shot of the twisty branches, their shaddows and the red rocks. Did you notice that cave behind them ? I wondered if that’s where those Wolf Trees might live  : )

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A lovely sunset too.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2013 8:40 am

    Glad to hear your move went well, get in touch when you are ready to make your window!

    • April 19, 2013 9:13 am

      Thanks Jane, I’m still very excited about doing it, wanted to check when you were back from your travels and a good time to catch up too.

  2. Vicky permalink
    April 19, 2013 12:46 pm

    Moving can be quite testing…well done…I love those pictures, the trees, the fallen log especially….and that sunset….looks as if it could be Hoylake/Westkirby..

    • April 19, 2013 5:57 pm

      Thanks for your comments Victoria, I guess west Kirby isn’t so far away either, I was there the weekend before too. Hope this finds you well.

  3. Melanie permalink
    April 19, 2013 1:36 pm

    Looks a beautiful walk, and check out that cross-bedding in the sandstone, some stuff from my geology field-trips did stick! And the trees….looks like the enchanted forest, a path to somewhere far far away. Two of my friends here come from Helsby (next village west from Frodsham), small world eh. xxx

    • April 19, 2013 6:01 pm

      Hi Mel, Small world indeed and yes it was a great walk. I’ll have to take your word with the cross-bedding, ‘fraid us textile lot are looking at the trees and rock colouration more. I did notice some graffiti from the 1800’s which looked like a fine script had been engraved into the hillside, not like the quick scrawl of todays Gavin loves Kylie ! lol

  4. 54paintings permalink
    April 20, 2013 11:42 am

    Lichen on the trees has been particularly good this year, proper Spring down South today- buds bursting, birds singing sun shining- began to think that would never happen. Back survived moving- impressive!

    • April 20, 2013 7:50 pm

      Yep it impressed me too lol Today feels much more springlike here too, got out for another walk in the countryside.. sighs… how refreshing

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