I am fairly fit for a 56 year old or I thought was... yesterday I was out walking taking images and video clips for over 5 hours... today I have aches, pains and sore knees.
Click on the video clip above to hear the traffic noise beneath the bridge.
I can't believe feral pigeons put up with the racket and roost here.
Everyone seemed to have dogs with them.
A wonderful way to discover our waterways... I got a cheery wave from the guys on board.
Ramsons (the official name) flower from April till June and the strong smell of garlic fills the air.
Some hate it... I love it.
This image was taken from the temporary bridge.
Unfortunately all the dogs made sure my sightings were kept to a minimum.
There is a notice board at the locks showing recent sightings... all three woodpeckers plus goosander, ravens and kingfishers are recent visitors. In the summer butterflies are listed as well.
...as the name suggests this was the site of a medieval abbey and then a country house.
It is now a private golf course.. the country house is now the clubhouse.
My journey home unfortunately was in the other direction... back to the bypass and through Hartford village.
I had a couple of cans cooling in the fridge less than two miles away.
These are just a few my images from this section of my walk... I hope they do it justice.
It was a lovely day weather wise for walking... quite warm but the sky was dull... not ideal for sharp images.
A short video clip of the Heron for World Bird Wednesday tomorrow...editing a film of the walk is taking a lot longer than I thought.