Thursday, 31 July 2008

Life on the Water

A couple of days ago I thought I'd have a walk by the Grand Union Canal in the middle of Milton Keynes, and so turned off the road into a quiet residential area, but got totally lost looking for the canal. I finally ended up on an allotment, where I saw these amazing artichokes growing, but I couldn't get to the canal from there.


After much to-ing and fro-ing I parked in a layby next to Tinkers Bridge, and found a stairway down to the canal. As I came under the bridge, this is what I saw:

Breathtaking! I carried on and found that this was quite a popular spot, since there was a pub and a whole line of narrowboats tied up and enjoying a relaxing evening.

6 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

That's an amazing Weeping Willow tree.

Sally said...

Oh, Dee, those photo's are beautiful!! I'm glad you took some time for yourself!! Take care!!

Changes in the wind said...

Wow, wow and wow! I love artichokes but have never seen one growing....the second picture is to die for and I have done a little research on those houseboats so your blog was a hit for me today:)

Herman Verbrugge said...

Spots as seen in the second photo can only be found in England. Great! For a lady of a certain age are you a fabulous climber :-)

Jeanne said...

I love that bridge with the arched bottom. The Weeping Willow is beautiful reaching into the water.

Ex-Shammickite said...

What a lovely spot to go walking. I hope you stopped at the pub and treated yourself to a little light refreshment.