Monday, 27 December 2010
Walking off the pudding
There were a few people out for a good, healthy walk after all that turkey and Christmas pud on Christmas Day. This was the scene along the canal bank in Saltaire, approaching Hirst Lock. The canal is frozen over in all but a few places where there is running water, such as the side channel by the lock. The ducks were very grateful for the patches of open water and had congregated there. If you look carefully you can see someone standing on the ice - definitely not recommended! There were also a number of big rocks strewn across the canal - stupid people thinking they might try to smash the ice, I suppose. All that will happen is that, when the thaw, comes the rocks will sink and add to the debris in the canal, which has to be drained every so often to clear it out.