Clouds in the water

#weather #water #reflections #poetry Salford, 15th May 2017 You could almost mistake them for the real thing confused Canada geese try to eat them as an appetiser before lunch they seem to float gently on the waters edge easy pickings for our feathered friends Bubbles arise from deep below but clever fish they do not … Continue reading Clouds in the water

Lightshow on the water

; In response to the prompt H2O Whilst the morning brings the odd boat sailing up the canal, and the dredger cleaning the bottom Sailboats traverse around Erie and Ontario – as the Dazzling Snowdrop gives tours The sun shines on the surface creating rainbows where it can as local wildlife teach their youngsters the … Continue reading Lightshow on the water


Tuesday, May 17th 2016 A piece of poetry written by Inkdrop for the Inkwell in response to the prompt from Daily Post Abandoned Going to the game Longing to see the team at Old Trafford – but left on the Salford side of the canal View of the Stadium assured but Expectations dashed – no sign … Continue reading Abandoned

Life preserver

In response to the daily prompt Help   As I walk down the road and make my way through the old Salford Docks, I pass a number of brightly marked boxes along the way. They’re placed around the old basins of the dock system and are there should anybody fall in or get into difficulty … Continue reading Life preserver


Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 26th February 2016 I Went on an excursion with some of the lads from Manchester’s IWM North today to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, where I learned about the canals and their heritage.  The journey involved a brief stop for provisions at the M56 Motorway Services. I took along … Continue reading Narrowboat