Sunday, 21 February 2021

Tales of the Riverbank

Hello. Yesterday was rather blustery, very blustery in fact. It was a good time to get out and blow the cobwebs off. There are large flat areas next to the river where the wind can whip across the water sending waves crashing into the banks. So off I went, well wrapped up. 

There is an elevated bank which I think was originally built as a defence against flooding. It works pretty well most of the time, except for a few years ago when there was an unusual tidal surge due to days of massive rainfall which caused the water level to raise dramatically.
That's the way out to sea, if you are in a boat. 

It's an ideal place for horse riders. 
Can you see me mother. Brrrrr, it's windy but not cold, and I am walking straight into it.  At least it's not raining and wet.  
Not such a dramatic sunset, but an interesting cloud formation. 

I am snap happy. If you carry a camera you always have a hobby. Up loading them to the computer when you get back and sorting them out, is fun.

I walked all the way along the bank to the fence at the Industrial Estate, then I could go no further. I could have chosen a different route back but I know it is muddy, so I stayed on the dry grass and turned around. At least going back the same way meant that the wind was now behind me. 
This is the same lady on her horse that I saw the other day, when she posed for me. 
Daylight is beginning to fade, and so am I. My stomach is rumbling, I need food. 
The lights are going on. 
It was 6pm when I got back, I was out for three hours. I find it so satisfying to collapse in a chair knowing that it was time well spent. The cobwebs were well and truly blown off. Six miles walked as checked on
Today is looking a bit calmer, I think I will have an hour or two in the garden. Enjoy your Sunday. Catch ya later. Toodle pip.  ilona


  1. Lovely photos Ilona.They have made me feel refreshed and I am only sitting with my feet up on the settee!.Walking really is the best sort of exercise because it clears the head as well.And there is that great feeling when you get home knowing just how far you have walked.xx

    1. Six miles doesn't sound much, but it's so worthwhile to do.

  2. Love your pictures this time ilona.always a pleasure to see where you go on your walks.the coat you have with the fury hood looks cool toox

    1. Just a woolly hat doesn't do it for me, I like my head completely enclosed.

  3. Thanks for taking me along on your walk.

  4. Beautiful scenery. Thanks for the pictures.

  5. I always feel better for having been outside, even these snowy weeks of winter weather (WV USA). Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Be blessed. Joanne

  6. Glad you got a big chunk of time out in the open air. It looks like a very pleasant day. I bet you slept well after that long walk! :)

  7. You are looking very healthy Ilona. It's good the weather is improving and it's better for walking x


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