Saturday, 7 January 2017

A Walk along the Jubilee River

Today is one of those gloomy winter days when you go to put the light on, only to find that it's already on. Rather depressing!

So, I thought today would be a great day to share some photos from a very sunny walk I took a couple of months ago. Sadly you can't get a Vitamin D fix from just looking at pictures, but I hope you'll enjoy these sunshine-filled pics anyway...


Back in the middle of November, we had a day of such unexpectedly gorgeous weather that it seemed totally wrong to sit indoors. So, I took advantage of my flexible schedule (definitely one of the perks of being self-employed!) and took a few hours off work to go for a walk with my dad.

As it was such a bright, clear day we expected it to be chilly and wrapped up warm, but actually the day was so mild we didn't even need our gloves. No fumbling with camera buttons with frozen fingers, hurrah!

We went for a walk along the Jubilee River, which flows through the countryside near where my parents live. It's actually not a river at all but a man-made flood relief channel connecting to the Thames. It's been planted and managed to encourage wildlife, and is now a lovely place for a walk or to go bird spotting. 


It was so peaceful, and so beautiful - and so blue!

We walked along the path down one side of the water, then crossed one of the bridges - stopping in the middle to admire the views, of course. 

 

Everywhere we looked there was something interesting to see: flocks of birds, vibrant autumn colours, long grasses, bushes full of red berries. 


And that light. So gorgeous.


On the other side of the river we passed some grazing cattle, who also seemed to be enjoying their afternoon.


 Can you see the silhouette of Windsor Castle off in the distance? 


Eventually we reached another bridge, crossed over the glorious blue again and headed back towards the car with our hearts full of gladness.

 
 
 

Not the fanciest of Nice Days Out - just a simple walk, chatting with my dad - but a special one all the same.

4 comments:

Kate said...

I enjoyed this lovely walk. ;)

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Fabulous photos! The light is amazing, making those blues just pop!

Katrin said...

Oh, what a lovely day... :-)

Bugs and Fishes said...

Glad you enjoyed it, guys! I'm delighted I got to capture a bit of the loveliness of this day to share with you all :)

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