Sunday Picture Post: Memories of a Warmer Day

I’m not usually a weather-wimp but high winds coupled with sub-zero temperatures… ain’t no fun walking beach nor marsh.Β  And so this dive into the archives.

14th February 2017 and the sun shines and the air is warm and I catch a bus and another bus and by 9:00 am I arrive at Poringland, and the second highest point in (flat) Norfolk. Two aerial masts constructed during WWII provide a landmark for miles around (here’s just one)

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From Poringland to Upper Stoke… where I stop to admire the snowdrops

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Leaving the road I follow a footpath across fields grazed by sheep

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This is “big tree” country…

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The path edges a woodland…

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where I’m delighted to see the hazel’s catkins…

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and yet more big trees (2 shots, same tree)

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Looking back…

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And looking down…
btw, the winding line is a lane and to the far side of it is one of the earliest known Anglo-Saxon burial sites in England

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The Tas Valley where in Roman times stood the regional city of the Iceni (Boudicca’s people) Venta Icenorum

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The remaining walls fail to impress me
(I’m used the well-preserved walls of C3rd Roman fort at Burgh Castle)

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Within the old town the first Christians here built their church, now dedicated to East Anglia’s own martyred Saint Edmund

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A walk by the river, finding a place to stop for my lunch. Incredible, 2,000 years ago this was the wharf; here Roman galleys and barges moored to unload their wares brought up river from Burgh Castle (just outside Gt Yarmouth)

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As ever, I hope you enjoyed the walk. I know I did. It was so warm, my jacket came off, I walked bare-armed. Today, four years on, I shiver.

 

 

 

 

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16 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Memories of a Warmer Day

  1. Extremely good photos. I love the colours.

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  2. Sadje says:

    What an amazing and interesting place! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Beautifully captured, warm, and a great way to look back in time in a way that warms your soul.

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  4. Deborah says:

    Very lovely! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  5. It was a pretty miserable day yesterday for walking, so I’m not surprised you looked for brighter times!

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  6. Beautiful photos. I especially loved the historical bits you shared: Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval…the landscape has so many stories to tell. And as for the weather in the photos, it looked positively glorious for February! πŸ™‚

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