Another recent walk with my daughter’s dog

This was a typical morning dog-walk for Ted and myself. Our startpoint was the lake above – Carr Mill Dam in St Helens, Merseyside. The origins of the Dam’s creation go back to the industrial age when a number of copper, iron and other factories requiring a guaranteed supply of water were sited nearby. Today the Dam is a place for walking, angling, enjoying the hospitality in the adjacent hotel and restaurant or, for the more sports-minded, high-speed power-boat racing.

After a few hundred yards headed West, we followed a path that, for a short while, ran alongside a stream in whose surface the reflections of adjacent trees tempted me to take a photo.

It wasn’t long before the path led us into woodland in an area known as The Goyt. This path was our route to the village of Chadwick Green.

For much of our walk to the village, a narrow stream meandered beside us or crossed and re-crossed our path beneath bridges provided to encourage walkers and cyclists.

The bridge above is typical of those we crossed.

Another bridge at a bend in the stream, followed by a bend in the footpath.

Eventually, we turned out of the wood land onto a footpath through farmers’ fields.

From there, it was no time at all until we descended onto the main street through the village, the local pub being just off to our right.

My Featured Photo today is of the path through fields with the village clearly visible ahead.

EXIF Data were: My camera was my 26 MP Fujifilm X-T4 cropped-sensor, mirrorless model together with a Fujinon 16-55 mm f/2.8 lens @ 1/40 seconds, f/16 and 29.2 mm. The ISO was 320.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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