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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 4th September, 2020)

Windy Worthington Lakes

Windy Worthington Lakes

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
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Comment by: Mick on 4th September 2020 at 07:00

I think somebody's ashes must have been scattered on the bank in that spot, because Ive notices different plants and flowers growing there over the years.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2020 at 08:11

It could be a scene from the Lake District.
Very picturesque.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th September 2020 at 08:18

Nice pic. I love a windy day.

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2020 at 09:23

Brr time to make my coal fire and drink more sherry.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th September 2020 at 12:51

Veronica, it could also be
One of the dark, brooding, Broads of Norfolk !

Comment by: DTease on 4th September 2020 at 13:29

Toast mi o butty Garry.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th September 2020 at 14:18

Oh! To see those big brooding skies of Norfolk, once seen never forgotten Helen...

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2020 at 16:24

Ok DTease, toast coming up and sherry later, you can't beat toast from a coal fire, is younique nothing taste like it.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 4th September 2020 at 18:34

Is coal still available in Britain ?
I remember we had coal fires in my parental home in the years just after the World War2. It always felt cosey.

Best wishes to you all in Wigan.

Comment by: Philip G. on 4th September 2020 at 21:36

Reminds me of the night, more early morning, when we slept Davy Crockett style on Windermere's far shore, and how we'd been woken by what appeared to be a ghostly galleon heading our way. It shone lights of every hue and gave 'music with a synthy beat' - we presumed the journey to be 'a Yuppie kind of Do'. Just thought I'd mention it. Anyway, I'm not sure from which direction the Worthington wind had come, but it reminds me of the saying ' Wind from the north the fish come forth. Just thought I'd mention this, as well. Thanks for the photo.

Comment by: Edna on 4th September 2020 at 23:38

This is were my husband used to take our sons fishing when they were young.Happy days.6am at weekends.

Comment by: Garry on 5th September 2020 at 16:08

Alan that was the time just after the war, when almost everyone had a coal fire and to heat the oven and hot water. Brill.
One little problem is making the dam thing on a cold and frosty morning.

Comment by: DTease on 5th September 2020 at 19:29

Garry, we had what they called "An all-night burner". You damped the fire down with the ashes before going to bed and in the morning all it needed was a bit of coal, the shovel, and a sheet of the Daily Mirror in front to get it going again.

Comment by: Garry on 5th September 2020 at 20:49

The old broadsheet Wigan Observer with the shovel was great.
I hear coal and wood burners are the trent today.

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