Monday, 11 April 2011
Coopers Bridge, Huddersfield Broad Canal
Looks like Summer is over already. Rain has been forecast. So we left early. Lots of river sections and canal cuts which means big locks off the river with dodgy landings, but then the flood locks at the top end of the cuts were all open.
Lots of signs of Spring, birds on nests, and at the lock at Shepley Bridge a stoat/weasel was frolicking and almost came right up to my foot before it saw me and scurried away.
Now we are finally off the rivers and feeling more secure above the first lock on the Huddersfield Broad. Should be in Huddersfield tomorrow (though I checked today and there is no room on the visitor moorings and most of the boats looked as if they had been there for some time).
Have not seen any cygnets or ducklings yet, but here is a photo of one I saw earlier.
Just a white card blank with some lilac checked ribbon tied around the bottom and tied in a knot. I matted the photograph with white, deckle edged card and then lilac deckle edged card.