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..
And even some early season football..
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.
And here is an intrepid bather we found a little way upstream..
Some pictures along the river bank.. (this is a fresh water mussel shell by the way)
Looking back along the way we came..
And forward to the way we are going..
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.
An inquistive onlooker..
The river towards the old mill in the trees.. (Now a big house)
The old mill weir..
A view of the St Peter & St Paul church entrance after we leave the meadows to complete the loop back home through the town..
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.. 🙂