ABC Wednesday and R is for Ratty - 2 days - 2 walks and of course a few pics
First day out a trip to walk the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal from the Longboat Inn and on to the Jack Mytton - a coffee and a sandwich at the Longboat was a must before setting off...
The day was perfect - everything smelt fresh after the rain and the trees and hedges were a vivid green - wild garlic grew on the canal side - wafting a musky perfume across the pathways
The ducks kept their distance - proudly displaying their ducklings ..
Look at this cute baby mallard - perfectly marked - swimming round - there was only he or she and a brother or sister - such is the way of nature - so many dangers lurking round the next corner
The mother duck kept a close eye on us ..and the drake swam round proudly - the sun catching his colourful glossy neck and wing feathers
Canal boats chugged away aimlessly towards Llangollen
The canal was quite busy - canal boating seems to be very popular - perhaps we will try it one day
We reached the Jack Mytton Inn and then made our journey back - Daniel Craig lunched at the Jack Mytton a while ago - but he was not here today - I did check!!
On the way back we found the tree trunk in the header pic - look it is straight from the book Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham- Badgers' house - and so we have R for Ratty and of course don't let us forget Toad - Mole and Badger and many more I have attached a clip from You Tube which I hope you enjoy!!
Second trip out was to a Plant Fair at Attingham Hall and to view the bluebells