Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Egg Trail Loiter

My local canal had an Egg Trail along its length this Easter. Built at the hight of canal mania in the 18th Century it no longer serves its original purpose and access for ships is not possible from the sea at Morecambe Bay as the entrance is blocked off with concrete here which I think happened in the 1940s.
The old loch gate has gradually disintegrated, years ago it was a popular spot for diving off on summer days.  At only one mile in length the canal is a popular stroll on a nice day and in all weathers for dog walkers or sitting by for fishing folk.  Lets set off along the Easter Egg trail and see how many Ls I can spot for this week's ABC Wednesday
 Little Beasties, the local pet shop
Ulverston is the birthplace of Stan Laurel so of course there is The Stan Laurel Inn, a friendly pub with a wide range of beers one or more of which will be
from the Ulverston Brewing Company with their Laurel and Hardy themed beers which include, Laughing Gravy and Lonesome Pine.  They have really gone to town with the canal theme and a lighthouse
Here is the Ulverston egg, nicely positioned with the 'real' lighthouse in the background at the top of Hoad Hill. To save you squinting here it is
The flag is flying so its open for visitors to climb to the top to take in the view of bay and Lakeland hills.  Not actually a working lighthouse but a monument erected in 1850 to another of Ulverston's sons, Sir John Barrow, naval administrator, traveller and writer who also has a school named after him,
the Sir John Barrow Primary and Infant School, their Egg along complete with decorated wooden spoons

Lindow's, the jewellers.  Only sheep in the field and no sign of lambs.

The long straight canal path, how appropriate that the bikes were 'parked' by the Appleseeds the health food shops Egg
 Here is one that made me laugh, the Boogle and Bump shop (clothing for little people)
Lastly it is the Ulverston Lantern Festival Egg, an annual event that takes place in September.

I was pleased to see an Easter Egg with an X, always a tricky letter for ABC Wednesday so that one is tucked away for another occasion. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at L here




Melody Steenkamp said...

I think, we can agree..... spring has arrived.... Wishing you a wonderful spring.

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

carol l mckenna said...

What a delightful event and great photos ~ so colorful and creative!

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE the eggs!


Indrani said...

Very colorful and funfilled. :)
Happy ABCW!

photowannabe said...

How delightful. It's a great way to advertise and artsy at the same time.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That is such a cool trail! Thank you for the virtual tour. Blessings!