At first during lockdown, I was walking circuits of nearby Blondin Park – each one about two-thirds of a mile. Three would cover about two miles and get you through a BBC Football Daily podcast. Four or five would cover a typical length of a political or cultural podcast. I grew quite attached to the routine, but welcomed the chance to go further afield once the rules were relaxed in May (I think it was May, but who knows? Time is something of a blur these days). The Grand Union Canal/River Brent is only a ten minute walk away and offers rather more variety. The stretch that runs from Brentford to Elthorne Meadows in Hanwell has become my staple walk now, though I’ll add a bit of the Thames from time to time. The photos in this series have been from those walks, focusing so far on particular aspects of canal and river life. This fourth piece takes a step back and views the bigger picture.
Starting urban, then going green.
Just a couple, taken into the evening sun recently with the iPhone.
Right, off for a canal walk now!