Sunday 22nd November my legs cried for a walk. And it was best done locally for the Sunday bus service leaves much desired. And so, again, Great Yarmouth to Burgh Castle, via Breydon Water. I left early with the sun just beginning to paint the sky
And stopped to take a photo as I crossed Haven Bridge
And again at the confluence of the Bure and Yare with the sun fierce behind the town
Hours later the sun was still tinting the sky and colouring Breydon Water a magical blue
There were birds galore. but all out of range of my lens. I tried for this one. I think it’s a curlew.
So peaceful. Just me, the water, and to the other side of me, the grazing marsh. Oh, and the birds.
By now the sun was clear of the town and raking its rays across the grazing marsh
And here’s the path that’ll bring me back from the village. But first, I’m walking the estuary bank to Burgh Castle.
The many times I’ve walked this route, yet it’s the first time I’ve seen the water gush from this pipe. This is what helps keep the grassland suitable for grazing, the water being drained from the marsh
Godwit, I’d say, judging by the length of bill
The confluence of the Waveney and the Yare, with Berney Arms windmill. There is a huge roost of geese here… beyond the reach of my lens
In the foreground, beyond the reeds, just is visible the river Waveney, while the windmill sits beside the Yare.
The Waveney as she flows beneath the Roman ruins at Burgh Castle… with the sun making the scene almost monochromatic
The C3rd Roman walls at Burgh Castle
I would have stopped for a break but it seems everybody and their dog gathers here on a Sunday morning. I kept walking. Move along, please.
My route was via the village to a marsh road, and back to Breydon’s bank where the sky greeted me with an interesting cloud pattern
And finally, just as I was nearing the town, I managed a decent photo of a gull… in flight. Wow. That’s a first.
There were, of course, plants I saw along the way. But I’m saving them for your Tuesday Treat!
Hope you enjoyed this little walk. Little? It’s 10 miles round trip. But starting early, I was home in time for lunch.