|Had no idea what this was until I got nearer.|
I crept ever nearer but it was not about to let me get close. Off it flew onto a post in a field. Hedges lined the lane and I about crawled through to get closer and take these next photos.
I was that excited that didn't really feel the thorns piercing my skin. I know about it now though!!!! Anyway continuing with the walk I must have been out about 2 hours. Lunch time came and I started back to FS. Then right in front of me a Peahen leapt over a garden gate, saw me and leapt right back again. Well I had to go see and wow. At the back of the garden the most beautiful white Peacock displaying to the Peahen
|Getting ready to leap back|
|And there was the Peacock.|
|Not sure why the Peacock is showing it's bum to the peahen|
|It didn't work as she disappeared behind a barn|
Getting back I rushed inside to tell Ian what I'd seen. After the initial "That's nice" He then informs me painting the top box lid had been a bit of a nightmare. The towpath had been full of bikers all sporting bright red tops. Cycling past at speed heading toward Heatons Bridge and then at speed all on their way back again. I managed to find out that it was a charity ride in aid of Wigan Rugby Veterens. I did manage to catch the tail end Charlie on my return from the walk but I could see what Ian meant. It was the dust generated by all those wheels. The paint looked more like an anti slip surface so he had to rub it down again and redo!
|Looking good. Much better now there is no flaking paint.|
|Still on our own. Lovely|
And on the walk.