Thanks for calling in.
A couple of weeks ago, we headed off along the towpath of the Basingstoke Canal whilst it was frozen and today we drove a bit further along and joined the Canal near Brookwood. This time the water was flowing, ducks were swimmng but it was still blooming freezing. In fact it started snowing gently as we walked back to the car. Great walk though. Here's a few things we passed on the way.
|A strange tree|
|Look at those beautiful mossy retaining walls. The train runs high up on the embankment above.|
|A mysterious gate into the undergrowth.|
Thankfully a cafe came into sight just when we needed it, a chance to warm up.
I expect on a sunny day St John's Village looks a treat as it looked quite good in the cloud.
More signs of kingfishers but only on the map.
There are quite a few locks in this section of the canal. Three close together required investigaton. Next time we'll have to go the other way as there are even more together climbing the hill.
There's Mr CK - no, not the one running! Don't fall in.
You adventurous running and cycling types would have enjoyed it here, quite a few people were making the most of the towpath.
A few pink bulbs were starting to decorate the edge of the bank, what could they be? Berginia perhaps.
Brr! time to get home and put the kettle on, crimson of course!