“Sun’s going to shine in my back door some day
March wind’s going to blow my blues all away”
The Carter Family
“I’m not in Yorkshire anymore!” was the thought in my hear as I parked up on a main road and led Hiro accross to the tow path on the canal. Visiting Family on this first day in March in Wigan, I found myself heading towards Wigan flashes, a local nature reserve spread around the town. 20 Hectares of reedbed, water and woodland.
The Leeds – Liverpool canal, built in 1814 was brown and grim looking. Hiro was immediately fascinated and as usual, anywhere near a body of water, ready to jump in. The locks were closed and we walked over the bridge into the flashes, This woodland has since been turned into a bike trail for the rising interest in mountain biking.Although the same time as last months walk, the day was certainly lighter and brighter and the wind, which had been blowing all weekend was less today under storm Jorge. As we walked, I was interested to see the trees here. Their twisted knarled limbs covered in bright green moss. Their seemed to be lots of fallen trees, noticeably birch trees, that have been broke, torn and cracked by recent storms, Ciara and Dennis.