View from Oban Bothy

View from Oban Bothy

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Curry Walk…..sans curry, Monday 13th Feb 2017

Blame Ursula, it was her idea….nowt to do with me, I just wanted to go for a walk.

At 10.15am we gathered at Timperley Met station, the Plan being to march into Manchester in order to enjoy a good lunch in fine company. The Plan worked well, helped along the way by beautiful weather.

The route was one of our standards, head north along the Duke’s Cut into the heart of Manchester.

20170213_102008I couldn’t resist this one, moored in Timperley

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L>R: Andy, Ursula (it was her fault), Rob, Pam, Martin, and Long Suffering Rick

Martin had a prior engagement but he was able to stay with us up until Stretford before returning to Timperley. We’ll arrange another walk soon so that he (and Sue) can once again endure enjoy the full thing.

 

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A swan. I know these things.

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At Waters Meeting canal junction, Trafford Park.

This junction affords connection to the Rochdale, Trent & Mersey, Leeds & Liverpool, and Manchester Ship canals.

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 Looking towards Manchester from Waters Meeting

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Manchester from Throstles Nest Bridge

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Pomona

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Redeveloping Manchester

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Manchester YHA

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Lockkeepers Cottage

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Old & new, the Beetham Tower in the background

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Home for someone

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Manchester has more than it’s fair share of homeless, this was just one of the shelters we spotted on today’s walk.

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We walked a shade under 9 flat and easy miles. Lunch was taken in Katsouris on Deansgate – they don’t serve curry but the food is very good and is good value.

I hope Ursula enjoyed it, everyone else certainly did. Smile

12 comments:

  1. Looking at the photo I reckon Rob is the one with style.

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    1. He's certainly got more style sense than the of the Curry Walk Crew!

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  2. Looks great JJ,some very interesting photos too. Hope all is going ok with TGO plans?

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    1. Thanks Dawn. Although the route has stayed pretty much the same since we started these walks, the surroundings have changed substantially - much of the industrial archeology has been removed although some remains.
      Challenge stuff is going to plan although I need to tweek my route slightly.
      Hope you're doing okay!

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  3. Sorry I couldn't make this one JJ. I will be on the next one if asked. It will be raining, I know these things.

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    1. Like the Metrolink, there'll be another one along shortly! It was a shame that you couldn't make this one - although we didn't give you much notice. You missed a pleasant walk.... although you wouldn't have approved of our bypassing the Ape & Apple.....next time, eh!

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    2. Bypassing the Ape! Can't be done, it's a hanging offence.

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    3. Ah well, y'see...I was going out that evening - and driving :-(

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  4. Nice pics JJ. I enjoyed the stroll. Sorry to miss out on Katsouris.
    M

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    1. It was a shame you couldn't do the whole thing, we'll have to ensure that the next one is on a more convenient date so that you can both come.

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  5. I should have walked down Deansgate and joined you 😋

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    1. That would have been good Chrissy. I'll be sure to let you know the next time we venture north - with luck it will be before you venture too far south!

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