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We are very lucky that from where we live we can get to two lovely disused canals within half an hour.

These abandoned waterways have been given over to nature and nature being nature has done what it does best….take over.

On the past two Sundays we have taken a walk along the tow paths of each of them.

Our first walk was at Scarva on a stretch of the Newry Canal.




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Our second canal visit was to an area known as the Broad Water on the Lagan Canal, equally beautiful and equally teeming with nature.


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broadwater flora Collage


broadwater fauna Collage

There were many other creatures such as giant dragonflies, pretty little damsel flies and other butterflies that completely refused to pose for photos and sometimes the only sound to be heard was the mewing of a buzzard overhead.

I love days like these.

Thanks as always for visiting, have a good week. 🙂

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Julia August 17, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Dear Vivienne, once again you’ve cheered up my day immensely with your beautiful pictures. I know both those walks very well especially the Broadwater and it’s one of my favourite places in the whole world to go for a walk with my Dad. You are so so lucky to have such beautiful places nearby. Hoping your weather has improved. Love Julia xx

Helen Coulter August 17, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Love that scarva newry canal walk Is that a hare?

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Robin Elaine August 17, 2015 - 2:15 pm

It’s confirmed…green is my favorite color. Lovely photographs taking in all the beauty of the canals. It probably felt cool and soothing to walk there. Thank you for sharing. xo

Jane's Journal August 17, 2015 - 2:42 pm

What lovely walks you have enjoyed Vivienne. Such lovely photos. Enjoy the week ahead and sending you sunshine if you need some ;0) hugs xx

ali August 17, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Beautiful photos…..what lovely places to walk.

Simone August 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Lovely photos Vivienne. I can get a sense of the tranquility of walking along the towpath from your images. It is great to be out and about in nature and looking at all the weird and wonderful plants and creatures! x

Helen Philipps August 17, 2015 - 7:51 pm

Canal towpaths are such special places to explore, quiet and tranquil with all kinds of flowers, plants and creatures to find…..what lovely walks you had. And you even saw a bunny 🙂 !
Helen xox

Postcard from Gibraltar August 17, 2015 - 8:30 pm

What beautiful GREEN pictures you have taken, they are so uplifting- thank you for sharing 🙂

Elizabeth August 18, 2015 - 2:48 am

Lovely pictures Vivienne. I remember as a child walking along the Lagan tow path with my dad. Bunny in the grass is a delight. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x

serendipity August 18, 2015 - 7:55 am

Beautiful places. I love to see areas like this left to nature.

ginaferrari August 18, 2015 - 10:35 am

WHat delightful walks and places to visit. So much wildlife too.

Anne D.T. August 18, 2015 - 6:50 pm

Looks super lovely…. green and peaceful. THank you so much, Vivienne.
Anne D.T. xx

alisonb2 August 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm

Some beautiful images Vivienne. 🙂

handmade by amalia August 21, 2015 - 3:15 pm

I so enjoyed this post, Vivienne, such lovely and serene photos.

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