Sunday, 30 June 2013

Kendal Miscellany

The Bandstand, or Birdcage as it is affectionately known, has been featured on a few occasions on North West Images. This time though it is colourfully decorated with plants and hanging baskets. 
Another view showing the hanging baskets.
More flowers, looking along Stricklandgate.
Lady in waiting at Kendal Bus Station. This unusual view was taken as I sat on the bus, operated by Reays of Wigton, awaiting departure for the central Lakes. 

Grange-Over-Sands Station

Grange-Over-Sands railway station, Grade Two listed,  is served by trains to Barrow-in-Furness, Lancaster and Manchester Airport, as well as the occasional train around the Cumbrian coast via Whitehaven and Workington to Carlisle.

A general view of the station.

The seaward side with Morecambe Bay behind.
The other side of the station consist of the main buildings, ticket office, waiting area, shop etc. 
The next train is to Barrow-in-Furness. 

Through the windows and Morecambe Bay.
A train arrives from Barrow-in-Furness, heading for Lancaster and onward to Manchester Airport. 

Ness Island Walk

We combined the Ness Island walk with the Caledonian Canal which was featured on North West Images yesterday (see below). Starting from the city centre in Inverness, we walked as far as Whin Park, before continuing on the Canal. The above view is of the foot bridge we crossed over the River Ness. 
Over the foot bridge.
Burma Star Association memorial.
Follow the River Ness all the way.
Along the footpath through a tree lined area.

Another foot bridge to cross.
An unusual 'sculpture seat' to rest for a while. 

A third foot bridge to cross.
Imagine living there? Reminds me of the Rhine Valley.

Finally you arrive at Whin Park.  
The boating lake.
A former water tower converted into a cafe.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Ornamental Gardens, Grange-Over-Sands

The Ornamental Gardens in Grange-over-Sands are a popular place to admire for visitors and ocoals.  

On occasions when you walk along this path you are confronted by ducks.
The garden lake.

Although a very warm day, surprisingly there were not so many people around.
Rest awhile and look at the lake.

Caledonian Canal

There is always plenty to see when you walk the Caledonian Canal, with boats of all shapes and sizes. This appeared to be one of the older ones and was called 'Loch Ness.'
Not the sort of vessel you expect to see unless you were in Amsterdam! The 'Passepartout.'

The end of the Caledonian Canal at Clachnaharry.
The Lock keepers house and canal office, Clachnaharry.

The final lock gate before entering the sea.