It’s beautiful here with all the trees in their autumn foliage and I'm watching a squirrel sitting on a branch, eating a nut, just opposite my window. We thought we’d be alone as the canal’s been very quiet all day, but just as it was going dark another boat turned up.
Just as we were leaving Middlewich we passed this 4ft tall tree laden with red fruit. They are about the size of a cherry, but are hard and shiny.
Does anyone have any idea what they are as they look edible to me but I haven’t seen them before so I didn’t pick them. Could they be a variety of crab apple?