Thursday, 20 December 2012
Frozen in time, frozen canal
The Trent and Mersey canal, frozen over near Barnton. We saw four swans near here, led by an adult who was breaking its way through the ice, using its breast as an icebreaker.
Judging by the channel they had made from when we saw them at the start and finish of our walk, they were moving at about 100 metres an hour. I really felt for them (Disappointingly perhaps, it wouldn't have made a good enough photo to show, being just four swans in a row on a bleak day).
Time to head inside for the warmth and comfort. My guide to a homebaked, homemade Christmas (with the baking all thanks to Susie, Holly & Tim) is now up at the 4 Manchester Women blog.