Out on a long walk with a new camera today.
It’s a shame that I didn’t have this camera on Thursday. The temperature dropped way below freezing and both Ormesby and Rollesby Broad froze over. It was quite a sight as I drove (as slowly as I could) on the road between the two – on the way to work. The bare trees and dry yellow reed all lit up in early morning sunshine how I wished I could just turn the car around, drive home, collect Tims SLR, and return to capture the scene digitally.
So, out on location today, and with Tims assistance, I put it though its first test – under a grey sky. Our walk started at the small village of West Somerton which is in an area of The Broads that has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to it being a haven for wildlife.
Here is my first shot taken right next to our parked car.
As we did last week our walk would take us to Potter Heigham – this time from the East.
We generally see Marsh Harrier gliding through the sky especially in this area and today they didn’t disappoint us. Large birds of prey that are doing really well now. The footpaths we followed were mostly muddy and in places the river had burst its banks and spread out onto the path. We passed one couple squelching along – the young lady in white pumps. They were enjoying themselves which was great – we chatted to them for a bit as we went along.
Another lovely welcome at the tea shop at Potter Heigham. Visit them if you’re out this way – its our favourite at the moment.
Tim (on a diet) sat with his back to the delicious cakes!
We retraced our steps back towards Matham Ferry floating swing bridge then turned up Cess Lane then crossed left across ploughed (muddy) fields up to Thunder Hill Farm where we found a bench with a view. We enjoyed our lunch – Lentil Dahl soup (new for us) and sandwiches (as normal !).
A quick walk along the north side of Matham village then dropped back down to the fields and eastwards back to West Somerton. The sun was trying to break through as we headed home for a “jolly nice cup of tea”.
I’d love to add maps to these walks it haven’t worked out how that’s done. Will do so as soon as I do.
For camera enthusiasts – I now have a Canon G9X.