Jan was playing bowls this afternoon, so after I had finished watching Geraint Thomas finish second and retain the Yellow Jersey in todays stage of the Criterium du Dauphine cycle race on TV I went for walk. I was going to go for a long walk along by the river, and then around Emberton Park. However I was about half way along the river section when I realised my camera battery was low and I hadn’t had the foresight to check before I left home or bring a spare. Therefore it was just a river walk.
I headed across the playing fields past a game of cricket that was in progress.
I walked around the boundary and to the river side and then by the river, passing over a footbridge on my way.
I passed Mr and Mrs Mallard busy with what looks the start of a nest. If it is it seems a bit late but maybe they are preparing for a second brood?
One more footbridge then more river views. I didn’t cross the bridge you see in the picture as that goes over the river and the footpath to the village of Clifton Reynes, which has a very nice village pub but I resisted temptation.
Then I cut across the meadow towards the church.
Past an overflow stream that seemed to attract the cows and as far as the old water mill which is now a posh house..
Then I bore right and on to the church. I had to use this angle for the shot as there was some unsightly builders perimeter fencing in the way that I didn’t want a picture of.
Then it was on to the allotments and some attractive sheds..
I then wended my way back across the top of the playing fields and home to watch the second half of the South Africa v England rugby match that England lost 42-39.. That made it a three sport afternoon.
Its a tough life…