River Marden (Thursday 30th April 2020)
For my permitted exercise I drove about a mile to a lay-by next to the Millennium Bridge at the bottom of Black Dog Hill where I hoped to join the Calne-Chippenham cycle path along the old railway line, but even though I was wearing wellies the path to the steps up to the cutting was too wet and boggy and I had to find a wooden fence further along the main road to get into the adjoining field (taken with K-1 MkII/15-30mm lens) which is flanked on one side by the River Marden.
From there I was able to join the cycle path by the steps on the opposite side of the cutting and explored it a little way before returning to the steps (where I found this fascinating moss of some sort) and continued along the river, crossing it by a bridge and exploring a track in the woods on the other side, beside wild garlic and bluebells.
I was taken by two derelict objects: this old bucket and this brick hut, both candidates for Derelict Sunday, but both finally passed over in favour of this shot of the river taken on the walk back.
So much better in Large (Gallery) view
1.5.2020 (2026 hr)
Blip #3206 (#2956 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2020 #57/265 + #033/100 Extras
Day #3688 (837 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2335 (#2176 + 159 in archived blips)
River Marden series
Taken with Nikon Coolpix P900 (24-2000mm equivalent bridge camera)
Government Approved Exercise, 30 April 2020 (Flickr album of 20 photos)
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood (Take 2) (recorded 12 October 1965, Abbey Road)
Originally titled Knowing She Would, this very Indian-influenced version was discarded and the version on Revolver was recorded nine days later.
One year ago:
The Old Forge (Bellis Pomponnette Red)