We decided to do a familiar walk last weekend, rather than try somewhere new, and headed off towards the canal. It is the Grand Junction Canal which links Braunston in Northamptonshire with the River Thames in London. The Grand Junction forms the southern part of the Grand Union Canal, which starts in Birmingham. The weather was calm and chilly and the sun was shining brightly when we set off.
The first thing to do, as always, is walk past the weeping willow tree and see how it is getting on – I still think it is such a shame that a whole section of it broke off earlier in the year. There were a few dog walkers around and several dogs were enjoying a dip in the river – brrrrrrrr!
Then we headed off for the canal and the bridge by the lock which would take us on to the tow path.
Standing on the bridge we could see a few ducks and another dog (with owner out of shot) this way…
And in the opposite direction the tow path was very quiet, though usually it is quite busy.
We decided to turn left once we were over the bridge and head off in the direction that would take us to London if we walked far enough (not that we planned to!).
Everything was really quite peaceful, with only a few people out walking. The wind was almost non existent so there were lovely reflections on the water.
We left the canal path after a mile or so and made our way through the woods towards the river.
At this point my camera battery died, and I had not been sufficiently organised to take my spare, so that was the end of the photos! We continued on along the river, then headed for a little tea room where we sat outside and enjoyed a coffee and a slice of delicious cake before returning home.
I’m linking up today with Jo, who always goes on very interesting Monday walks.
Today is the last day of November, and I have completed my challenge to post every day for the whole month. Hooray, I did it!