Thursday, 17 April 2014


Josie and I parked at Scarisbrick Marina for our walk. It opened in March 2009 with moorings for up to 200 boats. The cafe serves wonderful 'home-cooked' food and delicious cakes, and with sunny outside seating is a lovely place to visit.
We walked the Leeds/Liverpool canal Eastwards towards Burscough, but found ourselves wandering into the woods at the side of the Canal. It was only when we came out that we saw the 'Private Property' signs nailed to the trees!!

Fuji X-T1, 18-55mm and 60mm lenses.

Mile Markers at Scarisbrick Marina
Marina View with Cafe
Duckegg and Brass  Porthhole Reflection

HDR Reflection

Marina Panorama

Celandines and various colour Bluebells

HDR Woodland Path

Red and Black on Green

New Growth

Pink Bells
White Bells
Bee on Bluebells

Scarisbrick School Tower

" You took me to your favourite place on Earth
to see the tree they cut down ten years from your birth.
Our fingers traced in circles round its history,
we brushed our hands right back in time through centuries."

Trees Reflections

Scarisbrick Ancient Wayside Cross

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Manchester City Visit (part 2)

I went up to the City Squares... Albert, St Anne's and Exchange to people watch, and take images too!!

Drinks before the big game, looks more like a Bierkeller... Bayern Munich fans are in town!

Cheeky squeeze....and this before he was married!!


Lean back, it's a big clock tower!

Spot the Bayern Munich Lederhosen!

Open air office

Town Hall wedding, say cheese!

Driving the big yellow tram into the city

Relaxing with a coffee...but keeping an eye on the time!

Manchester City Visit (part 1)

I took the new Transpennine service from Wigan to Manchester Oxford Road today, 23mns non-stop, smooth and clean!
Part 1 is a mixture of old and new buildings and views around the Bridgewater side of the City.

Fuji X-T1, 18-55mm, 35mm, 60mm lenses.

Bridgewater Hall, Beetham Tower, Manchester Central Centre...and a tram!

Cloud and Sun reflections on the blue windows of the RBS building.

Beetham Tower reflection in the Rochdale Canal

City Reflections

Urban wildlife, Rochdale Canal

Orange on White

Oxford Street Lock 88 hemmed in on all sides

Tib Lock, Rochdale Canal, by Bridgewater Street

 Rochdale Canal passing under Oxford Street to the lock
Urban Nature