Ilkeston - Along The Canal
w/e 31 May 2020
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

We've still not been far from home despite the slight easing of the lockdown restrictions but did manage a walk on the towpath of the Erewash Canal one sunny afternoon to pick up some essential shopping from the Waterside Retail Park, taking these images on the way.

Erewash Canal

We joined the Erewash Canal at Green's Lock and followed the towpath. In this first section of the canal were several clumps of yellow flag irises.
On The Towpath

We shared the towpath with birds, walkers and cyclists but the swans stayed in the water. There were actually two swans but one is hidden behind the foliage.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this duck is a young teal.
Potter's Lock

This is Potter's Lock with some of the many cyclists that passed us.
Squeeze Stile

A swathe of yellow greeted us just beyond the squeeze stile after passing the lock.


And a moorhen.
Water Lily

There were a lot of lily pads but we saw only one flower poking through the water.

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There were also two more swans in addition to the two we saw earlier.

As we neared the steps up to Station Road we passed two boats and after doing our bit of shopping returned home down the other side of the canal.

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