When out in the Norfolk countryside, away from the towns, BEWARE, for one might find a river crossing the road.
Shotesham ford, SE of Norwich: 3rd May 2019
On the Road, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek
Oh my! (That would have made a great CCC prompt!)
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Yea but, I needed it for this… 🙂
Of course. You can always use it next year 😉
And so I might… might need to if this lockdown doesn’t lift soon. 🙂
Such crazy times…
Yep. But hey, aren’t we lucky to experience such a notable event in our lifetimes… without a dromb bopped. I mean, bomb dropped.
It’s definitely something out of the norm! I’m thinking today’s kids will have stories to tell…
And how will this reduce down to a fairy tale?
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Like this, in case you haven’t seen it:
You know, I shed tears for sadness and in sorrow, but they do brim when moved with joy. This moved me. Thank you for the link 🙂
As do I… and I am so very glad you were moved 🙂
Oops, I see I’ve omitted the word *seldom*. I seldom shed tears… but give me that happy finale at a pantomime, and as a kid, the tears would stream 🙂
Somehow, I had a feeling you meant that!! 🙂
🙂 You know me so well 🙂
🙂 I’m thinking I’m starting to 😉
What you might call a slow reveal
A normal, getting to know you from amiable exchanges in the written form. 😉
Tis true. Though you reveal more of yourself in your posts. 🙂
I do tend to go on and on… 😉
Always enjoyable to read 🙂
Aww well then… That is good. I’d hate to be a bore 😉 You missed my before last post because WP decided to back-date it. It was a rather funny one on my new crazy thing about trying to run 😉
Oh… WP has been playing up of that. Dumped several comments into the sin-bin. Humph. And now I shall go hunting this missing post….
WP has been rather bi-polar lately. And how rude of me to push!
When did you push? I was glad of the information. 🙂
I don’t want to be one of those people who whines if she isn’t read… 🙂
I’ve not heard you whine. In fact, I’ve not heard anyone whine. I think I don’t follow those kinda bloggers 🙂
I just can’t stand the whiners. And with this Covid-crap? Lawzy… I swear bloggers are sucked in and allowing it to take over their creativity.
You should take a look at Twitter. Head down, keep to the writers’ community. At least there any C-19 references tend to be humorous.
I can’t do the twitter thing. Yes, my posts go there and I get notifications from the ones I follow most but that’s it. I don’t just scroll through. Like, ever.
I started it 2 yrs back, and withdrew within the month. But I’m prompting The Spinner’s Game so… I’m doing my best to stay sane. It’s not my favourite place to hang out.
IT is a good tool for writers!
Yea. When you get the hang of it. I haven’t yet mastered it, I think. 🙂
Neither have I!
Lo! As we speak, I had two likes of one of my promotional tweets! Yay!
Ah, yea, one.
Oh boy! There certainly is a lot of water on that road! I guess you’ll need some rubber boots?
It’s a ford, and there’s a footbridge beside it… which is where I’m standing to take the shot.
We still have a lot of fords in this part of Norfolk, although some are what you might call bad-weather fords… i.e. the streams only flow after heap-big wet weather. But this one is permanent.
I’m glad you had a footbridge!
I’m not aware of too many fords around here, but there may be more out in the country?? There is one place I know that has one in a place where we hike. (I’ve seen kids wading in it. I’ve seen trucks drive through it!)
I’m sure there are many fords once away from the towns. We find them in the villages, on roads that take very little traffic, where the powers that be have decided it’s worth the money to build a ford. That had been the situation with the bridge photo I posted last week, until some few years post WWII (I don’t know what year, but I have memories of the remnants of the ford being visible when \i was a child. )
It’s a lovely, lush spot! Back in Ontario we had spots like this, “heap-big wet weather fords” as you call them. Here, only a city building out and altering the natural water drainage would result in a permanently underwater road, and a really dry summer will bring the road back again.
There is an under-road river in the next village to this; I’m not sure it ever appears above the road. It’s an almost forgotten stream which often disappears altogether further upriver. Then, when you haven’t your wellies, it’s there.
If I came across that in one of my walks, I’d think “Mosquito hot spot” and walk away, haha.
Oddly, even when I’ve walked across the very marshy common (that lush field you can see) the mozzies weren’t too bad. Horseflies tend to be the problem.
Though along the road from me their is a much overgrown broad (called Upton Fen) which was the last place in England to host malarial-carrying mosquitos. These days… beware the horseflies. Nasty things. I believe they’re better known by a different name,but it slips me.
Horseflies aren’t good either, but I just hate mosquitoes. Pretty common here, but I don’t think they’re malarial anymore.
No, not many places are outside of the hotspots. DDT, or is it DTT? Well, anyway, that. And I had a friend returned from working in Siberia… with malaria. But it wasn’t the really nasty fatal kind.
Luckily, we’ve got a lot of new antimalarials coming down the pipeline (I make drugs… this is the kind of thing we talk about).
Is this because of the covid-thing. As I understand it, the virus is hitching a ride in red blood cells, which is why the antimalarial drug is working. Or is that hype?
Malaria is a plasmodium parasite, which just makes it almost impossible to get rid of. I think the new antimalarials just arrest the life cycle of the plasmodium – so it can kill/cure the disease if you catch it early enough, but letting it go to a later stage means it’ll escape the treatment.
Yea, I kinda understand that…. but it’s hardly my speciality. 🙂
I hope that this is all over soon so that I can come to Norfolk. We have a boating holiday booked for August and I’ll be so sad if I don’t get to go.
Well, broads cruising is by it’s nature, social distance. Until you moor up for the night and hit the pubs! I hope you get your holiday ok. The Broads are beautiful, and best seen from the water.
Ohh, I have never come across such an incident before!
You mean a ford? Or some of the subjects that have cropped up in the comments?
I’ve come across fords in Northumberland. I remember years ago getting stranded with friends for ages because we drove through one and it soaked the engine….
There are always signs to test your brakes after plunging through one of these. But an engine… gosh, that was a deep one!
Looks like a nice friendly river. I’m sure gad it’s nothing scary like a chicken.
And neither an elephant with a chicken tied to its leg!!!
Or a leg with it’s chicken tied to an Elephant!
No, I’m not going to top that. Unless… it’s a chicken driving a tank!
A chicken driving a tank full of water!
Driving a tank of water with a great white shark inside!!!
You win. I seem to have misplaced my leg…
I think I saw it crossing the road with an elephant and a chicken 🙂
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