Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 28th November, 2019)
Never seen that Mick, though saying that; I've never been past there to see it.
Looks to be a strong north easterly about to blow, that'll get all those remaining leaves of the trees and scatter the litter, it'll give all of Alan's uncountable wigan council road sweepers something to sweep up. :¬)
love that blue sky. It seems like a distant dream!
Don't see many of them these days, but I suppose they aren't really needed with all the weather forecasts we get ( right or wrong). Fancy metal work though, shouldn't there be a Weather Cock on top? (Either blown off or flown off)! ;o))
Looks like there's something missing on the top. Any ideas Mick ?.
Kath the blue sky is still up there above the clouds
Thats how the word - NEWS came about
from the points of a compass or in this case a weather vane
Information came from all corners of the globe
Nor had I seen this particular vane before, Cyril. But North Easterly? Was it not a South Westerly that was a blowin', matey?
If Fred Dibnah had still been around,he'd have finished it off with a weather cock.
Being as it's a boat - perhaps a couple of sails would have been a finishing touch...
But who am I to suggest...
No it should be said as North, South, East and West. This is a Weather Vane and not a Cock.
On top of the Vane would have had four wind cups spinning round.
Cyril my friend, Alan is very much right about Wigan Council's road and pavement cleaners.
I think Fred would have been quite happy with it the way it is, Maureen - he was also a canal enthusiast.
David, I don't think that there is something missing. Along the top is a coal fired narrow boat the prow is to the left and the cabin and smokestack to the right.
Suggest what you like Veronica. Its a free world, still ?
The answer was supplied by Ken R
Its a barge or longboat depicted on the top.
Obviously a sail boat wouldn't be able to navigate the canal.
As you can see I am not familiar with the boats on the canals- apart from watching Prunella and Timothy West on the telly. It was quite a number of years before I realised how picturesque the canals had become.... It's 50 years since I lived any where near the 'cut'....nothing but grime and pit shale paths is all I recall, certainly no trees or vegetation.
So much better nowadays, no wonder we get all the canal photos conveying all the natural beauty....
Thanks for pointing out the obvious Johnny and Ken R.