In case you’ve missed the news, we here in England have had a heatwave. I know it’s not been a patch on temperatures elsewhere, but we’re Brits and we’re not used to it. Worse, some people (me) have medical reasons why we can’t go out in such heat. But last Tuesday (26th July) the Weather God was in benign mood. And so please join me for a gentle stroll along the wending Wensum. Enjoy
The first of the many bridges we’ll cross over the Wensum. It wends, truly…
A family of swans
And ducks. Still within the heart of the city, I think these ducks are used to humans feeding them
Meadowsweet and Great Willow Herb, for me typifies river edges
When you take a scenic detour beside a river you expect it to be wet underfoot…
But it’s worth the soggy soil to be beneath the trees, beside the water, on such a hot day as this is turning to be
Oh look, another bridge! This one’s for foot traffic and cyclists only
Not the Wensum but a drainage channel…this area was once very swampy. The green on the water is pondweed
Meadows to cross to rejoin the main track…
Heading now to the City Boundary…
Looking down on the Wensum from yet another bridge
These cows have the right idea, seeking shade to chew the cud. We’re looking for somewhere to sit too, it’s coming on lunchtime.
We’re only halfway through the walk but I’m saving photos from the second half for next week (forecast is hot again, though not heatwave-hot it’s too hot for me, so no walkies next week. Good job I have plenty of photos from this walk!)
Hope you enjoyed. Hope it helped to keep you cool!