Sunday Picture Post: Sun, Mud and Marsh

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

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And again at the confluence of the Bure and Yare with the sun fierce behind the town

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Breydon Bridge: 22 Nov 2020

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Hours later the sun was still tinting the sky and colouring Breydon Water a magical blue

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There were birds galore. but all out of range of my lens. I tried for this one. I think it’s a curlew.

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So peaceful. Just me, the water, and to the other side of me, the grazing marsh. Oh, and the birds.

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By now the sun was clear of the town and raking its rays across the grazing marsh

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And here’s the path that’ll bring me back from the village. But first, I’m walking the estuary bank to Burgh Castle.

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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

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Godwit, I’d say, judging by the length of bill

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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

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In the foreground, beyond the reeds, just is visible the river Waveney, while the windmill sits beside the Yare.

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The Waveney as she flows beneath the Roman ruins at Burgh Castle… with the sun making the scene almost monochromatic

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The C3rd Roman walls at Burgh Castle

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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

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And finally, just as I was nearing the town, I managed a decent photo of a gull… in flight. Wow. That’s a first.

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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.

About crispina kemp

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18 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Sun, Mud and Marsh

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful place and beautiful pictures.

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  2. Dale says:

    What amazing walks you take, Crispina. And your photos? Divine!

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  3. Paula Light says:

    Gorgeous photos! πŸ’–

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  4. Thanks for sharing images of the waterfront. It makes me think of Maryland’s Eastern Shore and some of my past walks.

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  5. Not only cheers to your long walk, excellent captures. Loved the colors in the sky in the first set. Low tide (it seems) gave you a wonderful setting. Then the shift to the green of the countryside was a pleasant surprise as it popped off the page. Well done, Crispina.

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  6. Breath-taking light Crispina.

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