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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 4th August, 2022)

Across the Valley

Across the Valley
Across the wheatfield near Woodshaw and over Wigan to Billinge Hill.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Nikon D7500)
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Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th August 2022 at 07:29

It will be all be going straight to Kelloggs in Trafford Park soon

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th August 2022 at 07:34

That is England to me, just beautiful & as Irene wrote the other day why would you want all the hassle of going elsewhere...the weather I suppose....well we have our own long hot summer this year. People jet off to foreign climes & then never see anything of the country they are in....except a beach, puzzles me.
I never realised Wigan was in a dip !

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2022 at 07:44

That golden wheat is sorely needed whether it’s enough or not. Stuff RasPutin with his bread basket…….

Comment by: Gary on 4th August 2022 at 07:52

Dennis, show that picture, without any text, to anyone in in the south of England and ask where this might be - Wigan and the North West generally would not get a mention.
A lovely view.
Given the situation in the Ukraine, that field is worth a tidy sum.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th August 2022 at 08:28

I had a facebook message last night from my cousin who is on his honeymoon in Cyprus, with a "view from our room" photo and a note of what the temperature is there, thirty-something, (not that that means anything to me.... I still think in fahrenheit!), and I envied him not one jot! I wouldn't swap his swimming-pool vista for the view from "the Wutchie" on a gentle Lancashire day, not for a diamond. Each to his own, though....that's just my opinion.

Comment by: Tom on 4th August 2022 at 08:54

A lot of good old run down mucky Wigan is hidden behind them trees.

Comment by: David Barker on 4th August 2022 at 08:55

Ready for harvesting, good photo Dennis, its a good spot for the binoculars there ,on a clear day .

Comment by: fred on 4th August 2022 at 09:53

A lovely view, and lots to see, well done.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2022 at 10:17

Beaches and swimming pools hold no fascination for me either Irene, but Lakes and mountains all over Europe and here at home do, for a week or twoooooo, for a week or twooooooo.

Comment by: Anne on 4th August 2022 at 10:51

Agree Veronica, neither do beaches and waving palm trees. Some world sights however will always be there in my memory and very thankful I am to have seen them.
That is a pleasing picture indeed, a credit to our part of the country.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th August 2022 at 12:04

So much to see in our world, Grand Canyon, Great wall of China, Red Light area of Amsterdam and the Tulip fields, Temples and Elephants bathing in the river in Sri Lanka, Mountains, lakes and gorges in New Zealand, Billy Boy shows and Buddish monks chanting in Bangkok, Hawaii, Tokyo lit up at night, the Killing Fields and Ankor Wat in Cambodia. Pyramids in Egypt, riding a boat down the three Gorges on the Yangtze river, Buckingham palace, Sandringham, Windsor, and Hollyrood, Kelloggs corn flake factory in Trafford park, you dont have to sit on a beach all day, so so much to see if youv got the bottle to get out of Wigan

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 4th August 2022 at 12:56

Yes, thats true Mick but to see all or even some of the places you mention needs money & many people are short of that commodity these days.

Comment by: DTease on 4th August 2022 at 13:26

We all know that you’re a hero Mick. No need to keep reminding us.

Comment by: Poet on 4th August 2022 at 14:02

I've just been round the wheat fields at Hic Bibi . Throughout the walk the fields were making a loud crackling sound just like when you pour milk on rice crispies . It was quite wonderful .

Comment by: . Ozy . on 4th August 2022 at 14:41

You’ve missed out the derelict Burkhill’s transport cafe on the east lancs road at Carr Mill there Mick .
There’s one or two billy boys used to get in that place an’ all.

Comment by: DTease on 4th August 2022 at 15:27

All those exotic places Mick and you chose to come back to dear old Wigan. Now that tells a tale doesn’t it?

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2022 at 16:11

There’s something mysterious about Shangri La .. must be the fumes from the motorway. They could be having a ‘dizzying’ effect of going round in circles and back to the start…..It’s no use trying to get away….it’s hypnotising!

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 4th August 2022 at 16:20

Helen of Troy you dont need so much money to fly to Spain, then have your holiday out in the Spanish countryside and villages.
Most Wiganers think Spain is all about sitting on a beach all day, the eating a big breakfast in the Rover Return or the Wigan Pier bar, then spending the evening singing (shouting) along with some drag queen.
It was saying on the BBC last week that they have more invalid scooters being hired by able bodied British tourist in the coastal resorts of Spain than anywhere else in the world.

Comment by: Syd Smith on 4th August 2022 at 16:26

Mick have you stopped sending in photos to Photo-a-Day ?

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th August 2022 at 17:00

Exactly, Dtease. and I would assure anyone who challenged me that I certainly DO "have the bottle"to get out of Wigan if I wanted to......I just don't want to! I DO love other places, I love Ireland, although I only went once, but I would be happy to go again, and I love Yorkshire, where I go regularly. I just don't feel the need to see The Pyramids and The Great Wall of China, and "The Killing Fields" even if I had the money to do so. Those that are content with what they have, even if it is just their own back yard, are rich indeed. I would hate to be constantly striving for something.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 4th August 2022 at 17:17

I think ' having the bottle to get out of Wigan ' is probably a thoughtless phrase. Some of those destinations people would visit through work, other people by choice and a holiday venue. I don't think ' bottle ' comes into it. As Helen says, having the finances, especially the way things are and are going, put's places like these on a wish list. Nice if you can, nothing to do with a lack of bottle if you can't. Nice picture btw Dennis :)

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th August 2022 at 17:38

Forgot to mention I have also been to The Outer Hebrides, where my daughter lives, but it just isn't "me". How different we all are, and how nice it would be if we were allowed to be so, instead of being made to feel "different" because we don't want what "Johnny-next-door" wants. Thank Heaven most of the lovely people on Wigan World can accept that.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th August 2022 at 19:11

That’s on my bucket list Irene. The Outer Hebrides… I would just love that along with all the other places in Scotland where I have already visited.

Comment by: Roy on 4th August 2022 at 20:01

A simple statement.......
Wherever i've been, i've always been glad to get back home.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th August 2022 at 20:20

I hope you get to go to The Outer Hebrides, Veronica....I admit it has its own beauty and my daughter loves it but it just isn't "me", and nor is the rest of Scotland....as I said earlier, "each to his own". Roy, I agree with you too....I'm always glad to get back home.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th August 2022 at 07:07

I know you love Yorkshire Irene, so do I as it’s a full of character. It’s got everything, the sea side and the patchwork country side with the undulating hills and fells,
also the comforting home cooking in the spotless cafes and stone built villages. What’s not to like? I wouldn’t mind living around there never mind just visiting. Beats daan Sarf anytime. You either have the travelling bug or you don’t. I just like a week or two here and there now and again.

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