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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 29th June, 2012)


The thriving Lowton and Leigh Sailing Club on Pennington Flash.

Photo: Janice Freeman  (Nikon D3100 F10 1/200 )
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Comment by: Ellen on 29th June 2012 at 01:22

How nice, reminds me of my sailing holidays,"lo these many years ago"!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th June 2012 at 03:27

Nice balance of sky, land and water, Janice. Did you use a tripod?
Photo-a-Day on 27th October 2008 shows yachts on Scotsmans`s Flash and I queried the colours and numbers on the sails.
I`ve never seen either Flash and wonder how close they are together?
To listen to the tune `Sailing By` refer:-

Comment by: David on 29th June 2012 at 10:09

I agree - good example of 'layered' composition.

Comment by: aitch on 29th June 2012 at 10:13

As the crow flies Ernie 5 miles !, about 8 round the streets, Pennington Flash is well worth a visit, the bird hides are really good and apart from the lake you can spend a good couple of hours just walking round there.

Comment by: Janice on 29th June 2012 at 11:22

It was a hand held shot Ernest. One of many taken on the day. Flashes are well worth a visit - some lovely walks as Aitch says, nice benches where you can sit and relax and the all important ice cream van!

Comment by: Roy on 29th June 2012 at 15:10

Nice photo Janice.
Ernest please refer to my final posting on yesterdays P-a-D.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th June 2012 at 18:05

aitch, you omitted to say that the flight path of the proverbial crow would more or less match the line of the Leigh Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal between Scostmans and Pennington Flashes. A very pleasant walk these days.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 29th June 2012 at 19:03

Thanks aitch, Janice and Rev David. I do all my walking on Chorley Golf Course !!
Have you listened to `Sailing By` Janice?
Roy, it`s obvious in capital letters.

Comment by: Maggie K on 29th June 2012 at 22:15

Who would think this was in WMBC? The Industrial North West has come a long way.

Comment by: Roy on 30th June 2012 at 00:44

Ernest i read it in lower case, brought it to your attention in upper case thats why its obvious.

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