Saturday, 24 April 2021

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY ..........


We are very lucky to have miles and miles of riverside walks on our doorstep, with acres of countryside and lakes to enjoy.



As we have been having the most glorious weather in the last few days, I went for a walk with friends yesterday..... there are acres of fields, the river, babbling brooks and wood carvings along the way. 




As we are only in Spring, the flora is only just bursting into life so it's not at its best yet. Very soon, the May blossom will burst forth, wild flowers will push their way through the greenery and the water lilies will cover the lakes ..... After a few miles of lakes, locks, colourful barges, wildlife and lovliness .....



..... we arrive at the White Water Centre that was used for the 2012 Olympics.






You can sit and watch the British team and members of the public battle the rapids whilst drinking coffee or wine in the sunshine or enjoying a nice lunch. We have been walking here since it was first built, long before the Olympics when there was only a hole in the wall where all you could get was an insipid tea or coffee !!! Because of Covid, its just sandwiches and drinks at the moment but they do a brilliant coffee and I had a prawn and lemon mayonnaise sandwich yesterday ! If we walk in the opposite direction, we pass the rowing club and watch the rowers and end up at the pub so there are drinks and food whatever direction we choose to go ! ..... Nature, sunshine, food and drink ..... what more do you need on a beautiful day ?


XXXX





all photos via me


Jackie

28 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely glorious Jackie. XXX

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    1. It did help that the weather was so wonderful JayCee !!!!! XxXX

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    1. Oh yes ..... lots of that in the wooded areas of course !!!!! XXXX

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  3. Sounds and looks like the best . . .
    Glorious lovely time of the year . . .
    Thank you for the pictures!

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    1. It has been such lovely weather Lynne and everything is just coming into bud so very fresh green foliage everywhere. XXXX

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  4. Darling Jackie,

    This all looks absolutely delightful. You are indeed lucky to have such beautiful surroundings close by, and in these strange times in which we find ourselves, noticing all the small signs of Spring and Nature is a wonderful thing. Hope springs eternal!

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    1. It is my favourite time of year Jane and Lance ...... fresh green growth everywhere against clear blue skies ..... gorgeous. XXXX

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  5. It does all look rather splendid.

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    1. I sometimes watch a girl on YouTube who lives just outside Norwich and she takes some wonderful video/photographs of the river/lakes when she walks into Norwich so, you also have some lovely scenery abd walks near you don’t you Rachel ? It did look extra special yesterday in such beautiful weather. XXXX

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    1. They are Z ..... everything looks so much better in the sunshine and all's well with the world ! XXXX

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  7. What a lovely outing! It all looks a peach:) xx

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    1. It was Pip ! Even the prawn and mayo sandwich !!!! XXXX

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  8. ........I want to be there Jackie, and with you a walk would be fantastic!
    The photo with the swan is so beautiful.
    Hugs - Mary

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    1. How nice it would be if some of us bloggers from around the world could meet up and go for a walk Mary ..... oh well, at least we ' know each other ' virtually and can share little parts of our lives with each other. Sending love from the UK. XXXX

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  9. Walking with views of the river and lake with all the Spring trees and flowers bursting forth sounds glorious. Enjoying a prawn, lemon and mayo sandwich with beautiful riverfront views makes for a perfect day. The river is wonderfully active with boating and wildlife. Fantastic location and something for everyone. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Susan ..... we are very lucky to have such beauty on our doorstep ( and good things to eat and drink !!! ) Some of the barges along the river leave a bit to be desired .... some look ready to be put on a bonfire and some are full of rubbish as if they are hoarders ! I didn’t photograph those !!! XXXX

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  10. Oh so nice...and your pubs are open!
    ,....so lucky for all your people...here we may open our terrace Wednesday...also the shops open again than....I have had my covid injection yesterday...🍀🍀🍀 end of may the second...I am so glad...Lovely week stay safe love Ria 💕💕💕

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    1. 💕 We can only sit in pub gardens Ria but, it’s a start ! Good to hear that you’ve had your injection .... onwards and upwards ! Take care Ria 💕

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  11. BEAUTIFUL AREA you live in!THAT SWAN!!
    HAPPY TO HEAR YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT!I NEED TO WALK MORE!BUT I hAVE TO DRIVE TO GET TO OPEN SPACES LIKE THIS...........NO FUN!
    XX

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    1. But, Elizabeth, you have a beautiful garden to enjoy. I’m not one to go to the gym but I do like walking. Hope you are feeling well. XXXX

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