What a day!Still a lot of water about and not just in the fields.A day of courting Egrets,a day for playful Otters.
The header photo is on the Carrick side of Dove Hill and you can see the Tower House,right of middle on the skyline,which happens to be opposite Dove Hill.This is the one section of trackway damaged over the past weeks,some twenty metres in all.
The contractors are back at work above this stretch as in the photo below.
The weekend promises mild and soft.Why not don the boots or wellies and head for the Rock at Marlfield.
While the river trail is under some water the opportunity should not be missed to splash about a bit,wade to your heart's content or simply stand in the midst and soak in the reflections,amazing fluctuations in light and gurgling murmurings from springs.
'Walkin' my baby back home' was I : the baby in question a new pair of walking boots I bought at the weekend at the Abbey Stores near the Friary;the first new pair I've bought in years,the others being 'seconds'.They are taking to my feet like a second skin.
The day was airy and wintry bright with a low sun casting intense light, creating slender crisp shadows.Denis Burke Park at it's vicarious best - enjoy the show.
A stroll down the Green from the Convent Bridge shows the work completed in bank defence as well as the work in hand since the waters receded somewhat.Full credit to all concerned working in conditions that many of us would not countenance.God bless the work.
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