Sunday, 9 August 2009

A walk along the tow-path

We took our grandson for a stroll along the tow-path of our local canal yesterday. I know I've put canal pics up here before but this is a different part, further out from the town. The canal is The Grand Western canal that runs from east Devon into Somerset. It's only 12 miles long because they ran out of money and just stopped building. It's now a nature reserve and a lovely amenity for this part of Devon.


There seemed to be a fishing competition going on...



My husband and grandson looking at tiddlers (minnows we thought) in the water.



There was so much 'green' everywhere you looked. I'm not much of a 'summer' fan, prefer autumn and spring, but when it's green like this I don't mind so much.



Fields of corn.



The Blackdown Hills in the distance.





Wildflowers all along the tow-path.







Surely a goblin path?



Me, myself and I.



And last but not least, a special one for Deslily.

16 comments:

Susan said...

I love these photos! I'm showing them to my husband, who is slightly homesick as footie season begins next week. The first picture is especially gorgeous.

I'm on holiday this week, finally! So will send an email shortly for our review......

DesLily said...

I saved the photo of you, just to have, I hope that's ok. I already comment in LJ about the pictures... do you think the goblin path leads to marak?

Cath said...

Susan, I hope your husband enjoys the little reminder of home. :-)

Enjoy your week off - I need to make a start on my answers too.

Pat, yes please do help yourself. If that path leads to Marak, I'm off... heheh.

libritouches said...

I waaaaaant... Why can't I live in the pretty English country-side, Cath? *sulks and envies* You lucky, lucky person...

Cath said...

Shanra: I don't think any of us really appreciates what we have until someone from another country reminds us. Your enthusiasm makes me appreciate the beauty here even more.

libritouches said...

Mmm. Depends on your own eyes too. I'll never get what foreigners like about, say, Amsterdam. Icky, grimy city that it is.

But the English countryside is so beautiful... One day, I'll work up the courage to go along and find prettiness in the Dutch countryside. I've never seen some of the most well-known (er, here, non-Dutchies will probably never have heard of it) nature areas in the country.

Still, I don't think it can ever top British countryside for me.

Nymeth said...

I know I've said this before, but really - you live in a beautiful place!

Book Psmith said...

Beautiful pictures and what a great way to spend a summer day:)

Thomas said...

Your photos are lovely. We have a tow path here in DC along the C&O (Chesapeake and Ohio) Canal, but nothing as idyllic as the one in your pictures.

Cath said...

Shanra: yep... I know several people who have really enjoyed holidays in Amsterdam. Not having been there I can't comment but I would love to see the tulip fields in The Netherlands 'one day'.

Are you able to pick up the BBC where you are? There are some pretty good 'countryside' type programmes on from time to time. Gryf Rhys-Jones, for instance, has a wonderful doc series on Sunday nights at nine about our rivers.

Thanks, Nymeth. I know I'm heavily biased but I agree with you wholeheartedly.

BookPsmith: it was a lovely way to spend a summer's day that, thankfully, was not *too* hot.

Thomas: maybe not so pretty but your mention of Chesapeake (we saw the bay a few years ago and crossed the bridge) and Ohio makes me long to go to the US again.

Darla D said...

Lovely photos, Cath! I enjoyed taking a walk with you. :-)

Cath said...

It was nice to have you along, Darla. :-)

StuckInABook said...

What a beautiful spot - and looks like a beautiful day as well.

Cath said...

We were lucky with the weather that day, Simon, it wasn't too hot... plus there are quite a few trees there so there was shade from what sun there was.

Vintage Reading said...

Lovely photo's. So nice when book bloggers give us a little glimpse into their lives.

Cath said...

Glad you enjoyed the photos, Nicola. Yes, I like these little glimpses into bloggers' lives too.