Photo-a-Day (Friday, 19th November, 2021)
Remember your childhood?
This one I can,
This was a playground,
for me and my clan,
Nothing to hold us,
free as the birds,
nowt in our pockets,
but none of us cared.
Adventure we made it,
not built on a screen ,
just pauses inbetween,
mams they would trust you,
they just seem to know,
you can't restrain a childhood,
the most special time to grow...
A real piece of history, the railway, canal and motorway all within feet of each other. Wonder if a roman road is nearby?
That where you could transfer from the canal to the river douglas and navigate to preston docks mick?
Brilliant e, you've said it, just as it was.Good photo, love the colours, wonder who the runner is?
Nice one, Mick, it makes a change you taking a nice picture.
Good picture Mick. Like the reflection of the truck on the still canal. Cycled down there many, many times. As Have you
Shaun, the Douglas flows into the river Ribble via a sea lock at Hesketh Bank.
Mick: Well done nice thought out photo, I think the word is reflective.
Yes where the green stuff is was the entrance to old river Douglas lock that allowed boats to travel down the Dougie to the town of Wigan.
You can still see some of the stone work on the tow path./
Shaun, you are correct the canal and river Douglas used to meet at this point.
I had heard the name "Dean Locks" but never knew where it was. A good photo and it's a "buy-one-get-one-free" photo too, as we have the brilliant, clear reflection in the still water of the canal. Lovely!
That's a crystal clear photo with good clean sharp lines. The blue sky shimmering in the water makes the most of the reflections. No bike in sight either...
This was the old lock keepers cottage. I used to go there and tend to their chickens etc. Got to keep the eggs as well. As they needed a break and I would look after there varied pets.
Nice photo. A red lorry would have set it off nicely.
A lorry once drove off the viaduct, and fell into the canal, and Mick tried to save the driver.