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Here are some pictures I took on one of our regular afternoon strolls this afternoon that usually takes about forty five minutes to one hour.  This afternoon, with photo stops it took a little longer but it was a nice day for taking our time.  I have included only a few brief comments.

(These photos now appear as photos only in a larger version and in gallery form on my other blog Brian Goldsmith Photography)

Olney is a very ‘sporting’ town.  This afternoon the activities on show were..

Cricket..

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Tennis..

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And even some early season football..

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This is the ‘Bathing Place’ as it is known locally, on a sharp bend in the river as it passes by the bottom of the recreation ground.

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And here is an intrepid bather we found a little way upstream..

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Some pictures along the river bank..  (this is a fresh water mussel shell by the way)

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Looking back along the way we came..

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And forward to the way we are going..

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Some signs of the old cart track that used be the way to Clifton Reynes before the days of the road that goes there now.

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An inquistive onlooker..

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The river towards the old mill in the trees.. (Now a big house)

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The old mill weir..

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A view of the St Peter & St Paul church entrance after we leave the meadows to complete the loop back home through the town..

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So thats our regular walk winter or summer.. If I remember I will make a another version of this in the winter..

By the way, the first person to view this post by will be making the 20,000th viewing as I see I have just reached that landmark in my blogging career.  After a very slow start the pace has increased steadily over the last few months.  Meagre pickings compared to some of my co-bloggers I know, but I’m getting there.. 🙂

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