Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 23rd October, 2012)
I really like photos of canals and railways and this one takes me back to the few times that I have walked this stretch with my brother-in-law. Good shot.
Very nice shot Sandra. Good colours - touch of autumn, nice leadig lines and - lo and behold - another sky with a bit of character. They have been few and far between this year! C'mon the ladies, let's have more photos from you. My only excuse is that I have been out of the country for a month.
This is what canals are all about,nice veiws and open spaces for boaters and walkers alike.
A nicely composed shot Sandra - I didn;t know it was called Moss Bridge.
Lovely shot Sandra, very strong cloud combination nice reflections, canals always come through with great photos. Cheers!!
Great photograph - at first glance I thought you had used a D800.
I prefer Canal and not be known as Cut, nice composition though.
lovely photo Sandra, we walk along ther about 3 times a week, its great to see all the autumn colours
Nice one Sandra. Good to see they haven't forgot the barriers to keep those mobility scooters out.
thanks for the comments ... Dave have always known this to be Moss Bridge and I have spent all my childhood and adult life walking and playing here ... at least this is one area of Wigan that has not changed very much in my 60yrs ...
Nice picture Sandra. What is that framework on the towpath and is that Wigan parish church I can see in the background?
had more luck fishing in there than the flash as a kid
I beg to differ, sandra - this area has changed immeasurably in the past 30 years. All for the better. I came through here on my first trip in our narrow boat Falcon in 1984. It was grim - grey and muddy all around, with very little vegetation, even along the canal bank. You could have used it as an alien landscape for a sci-fi movie. Now the former pit tips are landscaped and green, and the flashes are SSSIs - a tremendous achievement the Borough should be proud of - and cherish.
The basic elements, however, remain as they have been for many decades - the canal, built up on its embankment to cope with the subsidence which has formed the flashes alongside, with St James' church at the turn by Poolstock No.1 Lock.
A scene I'm pleased to see well photographed yet again.
Tom, if it is looking towards Poolstock, it could be St James.
Reverend I am so sorry, I commented before your knowledgable comment was shown.
Tom waterhouse to the left is a steel gate which should be closed then pedestrians and cyclists then use the small gate at the right hand side to gain access to the canal footpath.These are at intervals along the footpath to stop motorcycles and off road bikes using the paths
Used to fish in the Blackwaters as a kid in the fifties, just to the right of the Moss Bridge, I believe. Camped out one night in the summer and caught large tench in the early morn.
thank you for your comments Rev David but my memories are very different ... as a child in the 50's and early 60's before hawkley hall estate was built this was our playground , many a happy time was spent catching cockies , tadpoles , blackberrying , building dens ect and while I appreciate the fact that a lot of new pathways and landscaping have happened in the last 30yrs as you stated the very essence of my childhood is still there and if you read back what I wrote I didn't say that it had not changed ... just not very much ... what I really should have said is that it is one area that has not been ruined and thankfully my children and grandchildren get to reap the benefits of this ...
In Ince where I was brung up, it was always call't cut
Excellent photograph. I'll be in that exact position in an hour so on a bike ride.