Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England


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Walk on water

In a change from the scheduled post,

a few snaps of the plight of the Canada geese on a local stretch of water, that’s been frozen for the last few days

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The sound coming from the ice as the geese moved around was amazing, the nearest thing I can think of to describe it is that it’s like when you are stood on a railway platform, the high pitched sort of hum, that you get from the overhead wires as a train approaches, you could hear the ice under tension.

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I’d never be much good as a twitcher, I think I scared them off.

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A couple of domestic geese weren’t fazed by my presence, they were swimming around in the slushy margins of the ice

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I walked on around the corner and to my surprise in the only ice free bit of water I found theses guys, outdoor pursuits students, preparing, so one of their tutors told me,to do their first capsize drill, you could feel the tension, bet the wished they could walk on water; mad as hatters the lot of them;

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sadly I couldn’t spare the time to stay and watch, a photo opportunity missed.

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