We had a lovely walk this afternoon along the canal. The sun was shining and everything looked bright and cheerful.
It was the first time we had walked along the canal in this direction.
These fascinating gazebo/summer houses jutting out over the canal were very interesting.
I can imagine they must be really lovely on a warm summer afternoon.
They have a fascinating history as can be seen on the sign below.
It is wonderful that these were in fact restored and not just left to rot completely.
This one was the first to be restored.
We continued on our walk.
These birds were waiting for their regular Tuesday afternoon feed from a couple who told us they come here once a week to feed them.
It was interesting to see the canal boats moored up for winter.
We stopped at the nature reserve.
A wide variety of birds can be seen in this reserve through the year.
I didn't have my big camera with me, so this is the closest I could zoom in, but you can see their are several species of birds gathered on this little 'island'.
We walked up one side of the canal, and then crossed over and walked back on the other side.
By the end of our walk it had clouded over a bit so we timed it about right.
Nice to get out in the fresh air with the dogs and have some exercise.