Retro

Off to meet The Dragon – at Willington

Our first time out on the Trent and Mersey canal…! ON FOOT THOUGH.
 
This afternoon we fancied a stroll, so we walked down the towpath sporting Factor 50 sunscreen, (well I was), in the steamy heat of the sun. Our target being “The Dragon” pub for a late lunch and a drop of vino. It’s the first time we’ve walked there, and I’m sure it’s nearer than by car, hmm…
 
I took these photos with my phone, they’ve not turned out too bad really because the sun was so strong I couldn’t see the dam screen, it was literally a case of point and shoot…
 
Setting off, towards the marina’s nature reserve, the bridge beyond it goes over the canal…
 
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Newly planted saplings, each one surrounded by thick plastic tubing to protect them from rabbits…!
 
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From the towpath, the marina entrance…
 
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Views of the canal along the way…
 
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Almost there…
 
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It really does say “The Dragon,” even though it looks more like “La Google”
 
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View from where we were sat outside, try and imagine it without the fence post…
 
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View of the nature reserve taken from the canal bridge on the way back…
 
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f you’d have told me a month ago we’d be walking to the pub in searing heat and summer clothes before the end of March – I’d have laughed my winter socks off…

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