Despite a spate of wet days, Monday 9th November was to remain dry (according to the Met Office. Met Office lied!) We bused to Acle on the far side of the grazing marshes where the land starts to rise.
The first of several footpaths, farms tracks and not-so-green lanes taken that day.
And was this all the autumnal colour we’d find? No. Lo! The spindle tree
And bracken. We can always rely on bracken for seasonal colour
We didn’t expect to find much by way of fungi. Ha! We were not disappointed
But we did find a tiny spider suspended on its web above a leaf. Can you see it?
And teasel, loads of teasels that formed a screen for the copper-leaved silver birch trees behind
It mightn’t be raining (yet) but some stretches of those green lanes are ankle-deep in mud
Oh, those umbellifers, is there ever a season when they’re not a photographer’s delight?
After the mud… a ricketty bridge. Hmmm. And as you see, we’re still walking through a drizzly-mist
But the chickens don’t mind. Free-range means free range here. Happy hens
And into the woods
Where the drizzle turns to rain
That rain pelted us, but we were able to shelter the while in a nearby church porch (I thank you, Saint Andrew of Burlingham)
As soon as the rain stopped, we set off again, now along a farm track. Oh brillig, now we are really talking mud (it got much worse than this)
But it was worth being out straight after the rain before the branches and berries could shed their drops
By now we had reached the extent of our walk (Hemblington). We had eaten our lunch. It was time to turn round and come back. Hopefully, we’d make it back to the bus before there was more rain.
Is that blue sky I spy?
But that blue again disappeared. I put away the Canon; these final photos were taken with the phone
No words needed…
Hope you enjoyed our little walk in the rain. We didn’t get thoroughly drenched, but we did return home rather soggy. As to our feet, caked in mud. But it was a good walk, a round trip of 10-mile plus. And we did find more fungi than that one I’ve shown. But I’m holding onto them for later.
This past week we haven’t been able to get out for a 10-miler. Hopefully this coming Thursday.