Sunday Picture Post: At the Third Attempt

The main Broad at Whitlingham: 20 August 2020

We were going to Whitlingham Country Park. Twice we’d said it, and then been rained off. Now it was going to happen. But the day would be hot. Best to get an early bus. Be there and walked around and back before the swelter started.

Ha. Things didn’t quite work that way.

An accident on the Gt Yarmouth to Norwich route blocked the road. The police set up a diversion. Ha! A narrow twisting country road where the bus we were on encountered an equally large vehicle.

But eventually, we’re there and no one was paddling, no one sailing…

Whitlingham: 20 August 2020

But a spider was spinning between the parapets of Trowse bridge as we passed it

Trowse bridge: 20 August 2020

We walked around the Broad (aka lake) while the weather was still bearable

one of the many drainage channels: 20 August 2020

Disturbed some skulking moorhen and a coot. Looked for gold…

Shucks, they’re only pebbles: 20 August 2020

Stopped to admire the Old Man’s Beard that was scrambling over a straggling buddleia

Love this colour combo: 20 August 2020

Took loads of photos of trees. But so many trees, not easy to separate just one

A handsome birch: 20 August 2020

It was now getting hot, so we sought shelter in the wooded hills. Previous years we’ve found a rich assortment of fungi. This year we’re too early. But we did find these…

Yellow Curtain: 20 August 2020

Loved the deep ochre colour against the green of the moss

Joining the path again: Rosebay in autumn finery…

Rosebay spindling into dehiscing seed-pods: 20 August 2020

And came upon a regatta. A yacht race in miniature…

Radio-controlled model yachts on Whitlingham Broad: 20 August 2020

Sweltering hot, feeling tired and uncomfortable, we would have left except…

Swans at Whitlingham: 20 August 2020

… the wildlife had different ideas.

BTW: with wildflowers now fewer and fungi not yet in abundance, no Tuesdays Flowers. Instead, a treat…

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22 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: At the Third Attempt

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely pictures.

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  2. Amazing photographs Crispina. It somehow compensates for all the time I am locked up in my home. I don’t remember the last time I went out for a walk πŸ™ƒ

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  3. Loved tagging along this morning with you. Just one question … any idea why those swans are standing on one foot, or is this normal for them? Have a great Sunday!

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  4. Brian Bixby says:

    Swans are beautiful terrorists. I had one stalk EJ and me by one of Canterbury (N.H.) Shaker Village’s ponds some years back.

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  5. Thank goodness you brought your camera to capture all of the essence of Whitlingham.

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  7. It looks like a beautiful tranquil day Crispina.

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