moblog uk

Down Under

by wilvir

user profile | dashboard | wilvir maps

"Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints"

Chief Seattle (1786–1866) leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish Native American tribes

Recent visitors



rss rss feed

Just a Perfect Sunset

(viewed 1229 times)
29th Feb 2012, 14:56   comments (4)

'A Froggy Went a Courtin'

(viewed 735 times)
29th Feb 2012, 13:47   comments (1)

Blakehey Wood

(viewed 880 times)
1. Laundry done (time to put the rotary dryer away)
2. Walking the rough.
3. Evening draws in.
21st Feb 2012, 16:41   comments (0)

Daffodil Sunshine

(viewed 948 times)
In all their glory!
21st Feb 2012, 16:06   comments (0)

Out Walking


1. The backdrop as I headed for Roman lakes.
2. A patch of blue sky.
3. Rooting about for water.
4. Heading down hill; stream or footpath?
5. The boat is moored across the valley on the contour where the towpath hedgerow can be seen bordering the lower edge of the green field in the top centre of the picture.
21st Feb 2012, 14:48   comments (1)

Strines Dammed

(viewed 1045 times)
With the temporary dams in place, work continues at Strines to repair the leak in the aqueduct.
16th Feb 2012, 10:53   comments (1)

Awaiting Recovery?

(viewed 1424 times)
This is allegedly the result of a dispute in November over money, which culminated in this narrowboat being set ablaze. Luckily there was nobody at home at the time even though it was lived aboard.

She is currently abandoned to the elements, presumably until the weather improves! Let's hope someone puts her right again.
15th Feb 2012, 10:00   comments (0)

Frozen 'In' Solid

(viewed 818 times)

1-3. The canal between us and the stop-planks.
4. Stop-planks in place at lift-bridge 21.

The ice is 2-3" thick in places so the idea of setting off and breaking through it on a run down to Marple was a fleeting one. Never mind the thought of turning the boat through 90 degrees to get through the bridge hole at Marple Junction.

Three cheers for the Peak Forest Canal Carrying Company/Renaissance. Visit Brian and Ann Marie's blog at

Due to the ice and the canal stoppage here, Brian came out to us by road yesterday and 'barrowed' 2.5 cwt of coal a quarter of a mile along the towpath from the nearest road bridge. He then did the same, plus 40ltrs of diesel, for Nigel and his narrowboat 'Middle C' moored astern of us. Thanks Brian.

A section of the upper Peak Forest Canal above Strines has now been de-watered for repairs to begin on the aqueduct next week. Stop planks are also in place across the canal at bridge 22 and 23.
11th Feb 2012, 12:00   comments (2)