Tag Archives: Rochdale canal

A gaggle

Wednesday 15th June 2016, 1.40pm (day 1,756)

Gaggle, 15/6/16

When are there enough geese for a gaggle? Will four do? When does a gaggle become a flock? Pictured on the canal at Hebden Bridge station this afternoon.

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Rochdale Canal at Callis Wood lock

Friday 22nd January 2016, 4.15pm (day 1,611)

Canal at Callis, 22/1/16

Part of the reason I have felt uninspired lately is that I’ve been spending too many days at home, not going out. Also that the light has been very poor — I swear we’ve had half a dozen sunny days at most since the start of November. But both of those things changed for the better this very pleasant afternoon when I managed a stroll along the canal bank. Much of the towpath is still closed because of flood damage but this section, at the Callis Wood bottom lock, is still open.

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Canal and bracken

Saturday 24th October 2015, 12.20pm (day 1,521)

Canal and bracken, 24/10/15

This is a fairly stock Hebden Bridge shot, but get used to it — I have a (for me) relatively long period at home coming up. I like this shot because of the varied, yet limited palette. It’s nice because it’s both varied and limited.

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Walking home

Thursday 30th April 2015, 4.10pm (day 1,344)

Canal, Manchester, 30/4/15

I was sat in the same room, a single meeting, for 7 hours today (bar toilet breaks) so you were lucky that a scene on the way back to the station distracted me.

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By the canal

Sunday 15th March 2015, 4.40pm (day 1,298)

Daffodils by canal, 15/3/15

Spring continues to try to struggle through the general atmosphere of chill and damp. Taken by the Stubbing Holme lock on the canal, heavy with water thanks to the snow melt from Thursday’s unexpected fall.

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Sunday 8th February 2015, 10.05am (day 1,263)

Sit, 8/2/15

Two days in a row of pictures taken by the side of the canal. This dog barked in a kind of elderly fashion at me as I walked past this morning. Honour was satisfied, without troubling either side, but it still woke up the owner.

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Canal side

Saturday 7th February 2015, 11.35am (day 1,262)

Canal side, 7/2/15

After a cold and snowy few days in Norway, back home, to a less snowy but still cold Hebden Bridge. The bicycle hanging by the canal is a legacy of when it was much warmer, back in July, and the Tour de France came zipping by.

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By the canal, February morning

Monday 2nd February 2015, 8.30am (day 1,257)

Jogger, 2/2/15

Today is the last of 66 days in a row for me in the UK, which I guess isn’t very long, but it is the second-longest UK-bound period of this blog. I was in Manchester today but the run ended with a damn fine — but cold — Hebden Bridge morning.

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Canal boats (stock Hebden shot)

Thursday 4th December 2014, 2.30pm (day 1,197)

Canal reflections, 4/12/14

I am trying not to repeat myself on this blog even after nearly 1,200 days, but it’s still something of a surprise that this view hasn’t previously made it. It’s a standard Hebden Bridge shot and I pass it whenever I go to and from the railway station. At least, I don’t think it’s made it before — though I’m getting on a bit these days and may have forgotten.

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Canal, November evening

Friday 21st November 2014, 4.45pm (day 1,184)

Canal towpath, 21/11/14

Didn’t even take a photo today until after the sun went down, which at this time of year is pretty early, and it’s going to get earlier yet. The evening was a very damp one, and hopefully this shot of the canal towpath reflects that (pun not intended).

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