Sunday, March 16, 2014

Enjoying The Sunshine

Ben on the Mosses

Following the peaty paths

A Wales/England marker post

A view of the Mosses

Across  the Mosses
Today we've been for a two hour walk from Whixall Marina and along some peaty tracks on the Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses. These photographs were from the Summer but it looks much the same other than the tree being leaf less at the moment. Ben was on the end of a long lead too, as it's the breeding season.  The only wild life we saw  other than dogs and their owners were yellow brimstone butterflies enjoying fluttering in the sunshine.  We passed the anglers along the Prees Branch  enjoying their fishing in the sunshine although they hadn't caught many fish.

Yesterday was a less energetic day as Ben and I went for a walk down the Prees Branch before he had to stay behind on the boat as we were off out to lunch. We met Nick and Liz at Poacher's Pocket, near Chirk, a popular canal side pub. Soon they'll be off on their travels when April 1st comes, as they leave their winter moorings in Llangollen.  We have another trip to Newport in April, for birthdays and prescriptions and a visit from our daughter Lisa and granddaughter Gwenllian in the Easter holidays before we begin our first cruise of the year.

Gwenllian and Lisa crossing Pontsycyllte  Aqueduct

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