Friday, 25 November 2016

Calm Is Restored.

After the raging torrents of Monday, the river, though still a little murky, has returned to it’s normal ebb and flow and the riverside pathway into town is now passable, without the aid of wellies, so Darrell went for a little stroll to show you a little more of our immediate surroundings.
seat by the riverThe fishing platform that we were all so fond of using in the summer (fishermen permitting) for romantic riverside picnics, and where Nigel likes to feed his beloved swans had just about reappeared, all be it a little soggy.
IMG_9021And, as if on cue, as soon as they saw him Nigel’s swans came charging over (if swans can charge) …….
……. bringing with them their baby, who we have seen grow so much over the past six months ……
IMG_9030….. to see if Darrell had got a little something for them, sadly on this occasion they were left disappointed.
IMG_9033It has to be said that Darrell is particularly fond of the signage to be found along the footpath.
River Signppost eveshamBack at Castle Greysquirrel we had signs to the bank, school and the church etc. ……..
canoe portage…… but nothing half as romantic as signs for a weir, moorings, a lock and most fascinating of all, canoe portage!  We are not really sure,  what canoe portage actually is, as it’s on the other side of the river,  but no doubt it’s mysteries will be revealed in the fullness of time.
IMG_9036Also across the river is Weir Meadow Park. In the summer it was always busy, especially at the weekend with caravaners and campers enjoying the rarefied air and beautiful views. It was tent pegs and barbeques akimbo, and in the evenings when we walked past, it twinkled magically by the light of myriad of television sets coming from said caravans and tents.IMG_9037As it was still a tad moist Darrell only went as far as the playground on his little saunter. The playground also became another favourite place for picnics and letting off some of Nigel’s natural steam …… There is still so much to show you, but to quote Louis Armstrong and one of the James Bond theme songs, “We have all the time in the world”


Di said...

Absolute bliss! What a fabulous location, location, location you boys live in! I did snort out loud at the 'magical twinkling of the campers TV sets' though! That's up there with the time your neighbours in your former abode loved your robust singing along to Eurovision so much that they were banging on the walls in appreciation :)


Di xx

PharmacyMichele said...

Morning Boys

The fishing platform looks like a perfect spot to watch the works go by. Hope you don't have to fight too many fishermen for the space.


Dianne said...

Could there be a more perfect location???? Romantic, beautiful and practical,too, with those handy little guides directing you. The swans are so special and just perfect friends for Nigel. Lovely waterfront in every way.......will be fun to watch for canoes and see how they go along......Love,Dianne

Dianne said...

That waterfront is romantic, beautiful, and practical,too, with helpful directions. The swan family is the perfect group of friends for Nigel and already seem to know him. Evesham does offer all one could want. I wonder if the waterfront will be decorated for the Christmas season. So very much to look forward to with all the gifts this fantastic location has to offer!....Sending loving wishes, Dianne

Anonymous said...

It is just all too wonderful for words - so on this posting I'll stop here. JantheFan x

Mr.D said...

What a wonderful place to live. Plenty to explore too.
Don't mention "swan upping" to Nigel! God knows what he would get up to.