Yesterday we enjoyed walking in proper winter temperatures.
About 30 minutes drive from home is Thurne – a small village next to the river with the same name. Car parked we followed the Dyke out to the river. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a frozen waterway. The boats moored up here, at the village end, were trapped in ice.
The shallow edges of the river itself were still frozen. In the summer months this part of the river gets quite busy with holiday makers in hire craft. It was lovely and quiet yesterday…..just the occasional crack of defrosting ice.
Stopped at Potter Heigham for a hot drink then sat at the medieval bridge for our picnic lunch. Warm enough here to take our jackets off. As you can see the water level is very high here at the moment. When we have had family visiting we have hired electric boats from this spot and had many exciting/anxious moments travelling under the bridge. The boat hire station was surrounded in frozen river water.
About six miles long – it’s just perfect.