The other day we decided to go by bus to the tram stop and go to Sale Water Park - one stop along.
We often travel by bus to a different line to go to town, we are very lucky to have such great transport system in Manchester.
It was a lovely calm day and when we came back I was inspired to make this page in my small journal.
The background is Distress oxides.
I drew in the buds on the trees. My masking didn't quite work out _ I forgot to mask around the legs!
I would like to enter in Rosie's theme of Spring at Art Journal Journey
Sale Water Park is on the site of a gravel pit and was used when the nearby motorway was built and then flooded.
It is quite a hike right around the lake but we had a plan to stop for coffee so we had a 'Spring' in our steps too!!!
It was great to see buds bursting!
We started off on quite a muddy path but we had decent walking footwear on so we were fine!
The Heron thought we couldn't see him!!
This water skier was up and down the lake
We could see where we were headed for coffee on the other side !
This was the biggest laugh we had - the black dog kept rolling in the mud - the owner said it's his 'thing'!! He reminded me of Timmy, a dog we owned when I was a child!
The swan didn't seem to mind the waterskier at all
Time now to join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T stand For Tuesday!
We called in to Deckers which is usually very busy at weekends but on Friday was quiet, with only two other tables occupied by coffee drinkers, although as we left more folk were coming in,
Hubby has his patient smile look....but not here!
This is his 'amuse the grandchildren' look!He makes me smile too!!
On the way out we spotted the menu! We might time another visit to fit in with the lunch time!!!
On with our walk back to the tram now..
Quite a few pairs of geese around, and gulls of course!
We shall soon have a path to walk on as they are making it wheelchair friendly from the car park.
I wish I had taken my camera, as my phone camera couldn't quite pick up the Buzzard that landed in the tree in front of the visitor centre, which sadly was shuttered up.
We didn't have long to wait for a tram either!
We hadn't been to this place for a while, but are looking forward to seeing it change through the seasons.
It would be great to see you over at Elizabeth's blog if you have a drink related post - it doesn't have to be TEA!!
Thanks for looking, Chris