Retro

Different canals and their scenery: Part 1

It struck me the other day, with regard to the canals, we seem to have gone from one extreme to another – but still in a rural sense. Nothing urban about it…
 
Here’s some examples of agricultural farming from the Rufford, and the Leeds Liverpool canals, taken while we were out on the boat. It’s not all like this, there were fields with livestock and some lovely wooded areas in the distance. These are just specific examples of the “neatly cropped” fields surrounding both canals on both sides, it’s very FLAT in Lancashire…
 
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Even in the height of summer when some fields were left fallow, the sound of heavy farm machinery was never far away from the canal side. It still looked beautiful, and we have some wonderful memories, without feeling homesick
 
However I’m going to have to do this comparison in two halves – too many photos for one blog post with a 2G connection…!
 
Part 2 tomorrow: The very different flora and fauna along this stretch of the Trent and Mersey…

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