Life through the lens...

By ValC


A week ago I never thought we would be spending our 53rd Wedding Anniversary anywhere else but at home.
Well it's not actually until tomorrow, but they say this is going to be the last good day for a while, so we decided to celebrate a day early.

10 weeks ago we spent our last day of freedom with a visit to Naburn Locks, so we thought it very appropriate to go there today. Our first day out since then.

Always one of our favourite places. So peaceful walking by the river, and usually have the place to ourselves.
Today there were 8 other cars and a camper van, but peaceful all the same.
Most people were staying just around the locks, so it was as usual a very peaceful walk, with the birds singing and the sun shining.  Only thing missing was the sound of the cuckoo. 
We were stunned by the flowers along the river bank. Never seen it like this before. Quite breathtaking.
Hope someone can tell me what they are. Some pink and some white.

Back at the car we got the chairs out and had a picnic over looking the locks. Watching the sand martins swooping in to their nesting holes on the lock sides.

On the way there way had to stop at the swing bridge in Cawood.
In all the years we have been crossing the river Ouse here, ( 50 years or more) we have never seen them open the bridge.
Expecting a large boat to pass through we were a bit disappointed as it was only a test run. Still good to see how it opens though.

On the way back we passed Faiburn Ings. The RSPB site is open now, so will visit there another day.
Coming through Castleford we were amused to see a table outside the mill, and two people ( One dressed as the miller,)  selling bags of flour.
Another first.

Back Home, we finished off the day sat in the garden with a Magnum.
Temp. 26C.

Certainly an Anniversary to remember, even if a day early.

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