The clocks went back, and the autumnal morning mist rolled in -
A quick coffee and toast, and out for a short stroll along the canal. But it was so beautiful, so quiet, I just kept going .......
past moored narrowboats and barges
|The smell of woodsmoke|
|Mad! (note the canoodling couple in the bathtub)|
past various sorts of wildlife
|The 'regulars' meet near Ladbroke Grove Sainsburys|
|Double layers of spider webs|
|The patient heron|
|A gaggle? covey? glide? of swans|
|Cygnets en famille|
|A collusion? intimidation? spacing? of terns (spot the magpie)|
In one of the industrial estates that line the canal are murals of horse and heron -
For (only) a tiny moment I was tempted to go the extra 9 miles to Richmond Bridge ... but decided to leave that little jaunt for another day.
Plenty of led, group walks were on offer, but they involve travelling for an hour or so to the start of the walk. How wonderful to have "green walks" so close to home! I was out the door at 7.45 [GMT] and back home, with a coffee-shop stop in Kensal Rise, well before noon.