Underwater world

      A view into another world in one of the dykes that we walk the dogs along almost everyday. Down there in the crystal clear water are tadpoles, eels, leaches, frogs, toads, newts, sticklebacks, small perch, roach and rudd too, plus a mass of insect and beetle life as well.
      Most of them are well concealed from prying and hunting eyes when the sunlight is on the gin clear water so they must be tucked away under the weed and vegetation in the underwater forest.
      All the underground terracotta field drains were cleared and cleaned out earlier in the year and since then the rain water that has filtered down through the soil, silt and peat has been running gin clear and that's not how you imagine fenland waterways.
      I wonder what it's like in whisky?


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