Thursday 22 March 2012
Up the creek
Pounding the pavements on a regular basis was playing havoc on my feet. Needing to get out and do something, I opted for a somewhat radical walk. A potter with a difference.
This morning saw me heading down to Rochford in Essex.Not a hill in any direction, flat land walking, now that is different! Heading out from the town on a fine spring morning in hazy sunshine. There was little need for the map. Some years back I had walked this way. At first a little unsure of my bearing, however, little had changed over the years. Mainly the path runs along the banks of the river Roach. On such a fine morning the walking was quite easy. Boats heading down the river on the high tide and a large variety of bird life ensured the walking remained pleasant. My binoculars where in constant use. One down side was having a pronounced tremor made focusing a tad difficult. Using the camera seemed ok but the binoculars where more awkward. Coming around Bartonhall creek There was a plethora of birds. Being a high tide, few where actually feeding.
It was only a quite short walk, but it was something different and it got me for a while. If this spring weather continues it will be shorts in April. Be aware Mike, be very aware!!!!!