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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Graffiti, ducks, and environment


Pete and I are currently exploring the Lancaster Canal south from Carnforth. My previous posts on the subject featured north from Carnforth. On the first trip, when we walked south to Lancaster, I had no camera. Last Thursday we continued to Aldcliffe. 

We returned to Lancaster by an old railway cycle track, passing through River Lune marshland with numerous birdwatching ponds. Conversation with an avid looking birder revealed that a “ lesser yellow leg” (no further description offered), and a “wood sandpiper” had been seen, two birds, that despite more than a passing interest, I have never heard of before! 

A little further on a strangely scripted sign attached to a fence seemed weirdly out of context:

They hang the man and
Flog the woman
That steals the goose
From off the common
But let the greater
Villain loose that steals
The common from the goose

Shades of Trump.

I thought of fellow blogger Alan Sloman (our environment watchdog) http://alansloman.blogspot.co.uk . A copy of the pic will be going into my “Signs” folder.

The rest of the walk passed through fairly depressing, urban, semi-industrial landscape back into Lancaster.



The ducks seem to like it,
I think part of the aim is to make the viewer marvel at how the "artist" gained access to his canvas

A slightly more skilled hand on this side


Time to switch on the pocket radio


6 comments:

welshpaddler said...

I like the verse and oh so true in many ways.

That straight bit of trail looks ideal for your bike.

welshpaddler said...

I like the verse and oh so true in many ways.

That straight bit of trail looks ideal for your bike.

Sir Hugh said...

WP - I agree about the cycle track, but because exercise seemed to be aggravating the knee I stopped using the exercise bike and have only been doing modest walking and some mild stretches since. Although I previously got to the point where I could cycle, I am not sure if I will still be able to bend enough to turn pedals, and I have some kind of psychological block stopping me from finding out, but I will give it a try soon, so watch this space. The knee is still quite painful on and off, especially when I have walked five miles, but it does seem to recover much more quickly.

afootinthehills said...

I too like the verse and wonder if you would like to share others tucked away in your "Signs" folder?

Roderick Robinson said...

I first heard that verse decades ago so I looked for an attribution. All I got was Anon in The Tickler magazine. On that basis I wouldn't have minded editing that mag; I'll bet it did very little in the way of tickling.

Sir Hugh said...

Afoot - replied by email

RR - See my next post - I Googled and came up with the "anonymous" conclusion. I Googled The Tickler Magazine which I had never heard of, and I am still in the dark. It looks like something that was pubiished back in the 1800s, but I couldn't find much else within the time I was prepared to a lot for searching.