Trying to keep up my resolve to go for walks in the local park as much as possible, I was there again this week. It was a sunny day, although a bit windy, and nice for a brisk walk. Well, brisk apart from when I stopped to admire the view, take photos, listen to birds etc.
There is still a lot of flooding from all the rain we had over the winter (nice to be able to say that – I feel as though I have accepted that spring has finally arrived 🙂 ) and the area where the next photo was taken is usually a dry woodland floor.
Did anyone else think they saw some sort of a prehistoric creature here (pterodactyl-ish), in this broken tree branch?
This last photo is one of the many locks on the canal. It has recently been mended (apparently at a cost of many thousands of pounds) and just doesn’t look the same – the far gate is a lighter colour than it used to be, and the handrail has been replaced and it just looks all wrong. I’m sure I’ll get used to it.
I spotted a few water birds on my walk, but I’ll put them in another post.