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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sandiacre and Derby Canal

After a couple of weeks off due to all sorts of reasons we were back to full strength today. We went to south Derbyshire today to walk along the route of a couple of old canals. We parked up just alongside the canal at Sandiacre and followed Geoff. First the route went alongside the canal then we ambled through some housing estates and open countryside. Just have a look at the pics

This weeks route

Rob, Geoff & Ike

Heading under the M1

Sandiacre Lock No11

The Derby Canal arm is on the right.

One of the remaining bridges that went over the canal

Who lives behind this door

Another pub named Navigation, i wonder how many there are in Derbyshire

Geoff on part of the Derby canal

 This was a nice brisk walk just over 5 1/2 miles, nice and flat and surprisingly quite a number of people and horses about. The sky was grey all morning until we almost got back to the car, typical.
I will be missing next week as our photo club has an exhibition taking place at The Old School House in Chapel St, Belper. Saturday and Sunday, pop along if you have time and meet some really talented photographers.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Loch Tummel November 2016

Out of sorts for a couple of days so unable to join the boys on the Sunday morning walk. So to fill in the gap I'll post some pics from our recent holiday in Loch Tummel Scotland. This was a coach trip with Lochs and Glens holiday company, we've been with these for years and are great. We stayed at the Loch Tummel Hotel on Loch Tummel and had trips out every day. Day 1 was to Blair Castle, day 2 was to the Bruar Falls and Pitlochry with a call in at The Queens View. Day 3 was a trip to Dundee with an optional tour of the city.
We saw a little bit of snow but not enough to have a snow fight.

The best light was in the morning we were on the coach travelling back home, very frustrating for a photog just wanting to stop every 5 minutes and take some pics but hey that's life.