Seen (scene) along the way: Kennet and Avon Canal

Few words, mainly images from the towpath

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Lists below are just the ones I saw and recognised – there were others I couldn’t name or didn’t remember

Birds seen: ducks and ducklings (mallards, pochard?); geese and goslings; kingfishers; herons; martins skimming the water; grey wagtails (dull name for a vibrant bird); chickens (boat dwellers); swans and cygnets; magpies; blackbirds; robins; wrens; tits; chaffinch; buzzards; moorhens; coots

Butterflies seen: peacock; red admiral; brimstone

Other creatures seen: dragonflies (or damselflies?  – I’m not certain which) – glimmering blue; beetles; bees; flies

Animals seen: deer; dogs; cattle; sheep; horses; cats; rabbits; llamas (or alpacas??)

People seen along towpath: boat dwellers; holiday boaters; working boaters; boat repairers and builders; anglers; cyclists – wobbly ones, confident ones, commuting ones; walkers; wheelchair users; musicians; strollers; rowers; canal and towpath maintenance workers and volunteers; runners; photographers; naked man in van; large group of children first-time kayaking; youth workers (supervising large group of children kayaking); pub and cafe workers; pub and cafe customers

About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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2 Responses to Seen (scene) along the way: Kennet and Avon Canal

  1. Marian says:

    Lovely! We stayed at a campground in BC once with just the same type of tire swing horse; the kids had such a wonderful time on it. May I ask a possibly silly question: are there many of those chalk horses scattered on hillsides in England, or is there just the one?


    • Hi Marian – not at all a silly question! There are quite a few scattered around Wiltshire (which is the county I was mainly walking through) – I think the one in the picture was probably the Marlborough one though not completely sure. There’s a bit more information about them here if you want to read more – They’re not massively old – about 100 years or so, and are found where the stone under the topsoil is chalk (as it is on the Wiltshire uplands). You might also want to find out about the Cerne Giant in Dorset – he really is very old (iron age probably), and is also very rude.


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