Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Short paddle from Bungay to Earsham Sluice

The drop at Roaring Arch Bridge:

The edge of the drop has quite a decent water cushion on the sill so the slide over is easy and, although the landing is on to flat concrete, that concrete is very smooth. An easy and fun shoot in a playboat.

Today's complete paddle was from Bungay above the Loop to the sluice at Earsham/Stow Fen. This will need a check of the depth for landing below the drop and some work to see how easy getting past the safety barrier above is going to be. And I guess a safety buddy/camera person would be a good idea too...

All in all a lovely morning, taking in the cut to Roaring Arch on the way back then really struggling on the upstream section through the Bungay gardens to the launch point. Lots of uphill pushing in shallow gravel runs. Still fun.

On the doorstep

Just love the colour of this random Nasturtium in the flowerbed by the doorstep while waiting for the children to be delivered by the school bus.

And may as well put the poppy seed head up here as well, complete with spider

View of some pines in woodland on Sisland Carr. Lying on my back of course!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Thorn Apples on Hales Green

Had a wander round Hales Green again, mostly looking to see where there might be an environment for Bee Orchids next Summer. Found a group of Thorn Apples in a rabbit disturbed nettle patch...

None of the flowers was in terribly good condition but this gives a general idea:

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Walberswick surfing

Small waves but well formed and a good reintroduction for the kayak which has been down the garden for 4 years.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Pushbike to Bungay

The Teasel in the front garden is finally going to flower. Better late than never!

Then took the pushbike to Bungay, nice view of a backwater of the Waveney, Chainbridge Beck, from the bridge where it passes under Ditchingham Dam. Probably big enough to paddle...

Possibly Enchanters Nightshade?

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Front lawn after rain

After a long dry summer we've had some rain. Front lawn exploded in to toadstools, as it tends to do...