Friday, 4 July 2014

Evening river walks

river walk An evening walk to cast away niggles and the stress of unfinished work away. 10 minutes from our home is a river to do just that. Busy at the end of a sunny day with dog walkers, cyclists and those using the water. A perfect way to relax and get some fresh air.rowers Synchronised creaking of oars and a clean slice through the water. Melodic, sending droplets through the air and a crest of a ripple through the dark waters of the Weaver. Frothy plants, weeds and flowers are contrasted with the old boat yard and it's steel angles and rust of forgotten pleasure craft. white umbellifer swan There's a swan that seems to always be around where the river forks - maybe it is several swans taking turns but in my mind it is the same one. He paddles around a small garden that is the middle of the fork. A truly amazing little piece of green with swings and a hammock. He must be their guard swan as he gets rather cross with any ducks that come near. How lovely would it be to have evening tea over there.river garden swan boat yard The boatyard - beautiful in its own way. Never, ever seen anyone over there. It's all a bit mysterious and a boating graveyard. I've looked up some of the older, rusting boats and found out about their working lives before they retired at the side of the river.rowing club The rowing club. If I had more time and the guts, I'd love to learn.fish poster For the polish community in our town, a notice about fishing laws I guess. Interesting. This poster then brought about lots of reading about poaching and fishing licenses. Learn something new every day as they say. sat on the bench A brief stop on a bench as the light starts to ebb away. The atmosphere on the river slowly starts to change, quieten down and you can hear the occasional 'pip' of a bird somewhere is the reeds. If you are in a lucky spot, you may even see the blue streak of a kingfisher. Not today. Just the swan.....still chasing the duck away.river walk rowing The old tugboat Proceed rusting away, built in 1955 and once a very busy tug on the River Mersey among other places. Here she is in her heyday. 
Can't help but feel sorry for her now.
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riverNext time we must go across the locks to the nature reserve. So many areas to explore,
we are very lucky to live so close by and although I would love to live by the coast, this is a formidable close second.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 comments:

Sara (@mumturnedmom) said...

What a beautiful walk, a lovely way to end the day. So peaceful, and fascinating - love the old boats x #CountryKids

Cheryl said...

Great way to unwind at the end of the day. I can almost hear the gentle swishing of the water. I've not thought of researching the old boats before. Adds a different dimension to your walk. #CountryKids

Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) said...

I felt like I was on that walk with you, so calm, forgetting the niggles of the day with you. A beautiful place to stroll. #CountryKids

Christine said...

Amazing photos, you're very lucky to have the river so close to you. I'm always intrigued by old boats, would love to know their histories. #countrykids

Jo Laybourn said...

What stunning photo's! I love visiting places like this! #CountryKids

Coombe Mill (Fiona) said...

A idyllic and interesting place for a wonderful summer evenings stroll! I'm sure it did the trick in relaxing and de-stressing! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

Jaime Oliver said...

i love walking by our river there is something so cathartic about it x

Ruth's all sorts said...

Looks like a lovely place to walk in the evening. I love these long evenings, and it reminds me of the river walks that we used to do living so near the river Cam a year ago

Katie Bedlow said...

Looks like a perfect evening walk route indeed, it's so nice to be so near the water isn't it? I always enjoy sitting and watching life go by on the river

BavarianSojourn said...

What a gorgeous place for a walk... Love the old boats! :)

would like to be said...

That looks lovely. You should definitely learn to row :-)

kathrynsharman said...

What a beautiful post - I almost felt like I was there with you :)

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