Walking in the Winter Sun – 14 January 2012
With Harriet due to go back to university tomorrow after spending the festive period skiing in France and at home with us, we decided to take a late-afternoon stroll down by the river. Matthew voted against coming, but the four of us that did go were rewarded with beautiful views.
Parking the car at the Boulter’s Lock car-park, we set off in a north-easterly direction up the footpath, going against the flow of the water. The golden colours made for some great photograph opportunities, and Mum and I both spotted two figures on the other side of the river in Cliveden‘s grounds.
Part way through our stroll, Harriet recognised a fellow walker as a former teacher at Borlase. Harriet explained what she was up to nowadays at Cambridge, and they joked about the amount of work she has to “look forward to” tomorrow!
The water was very still, making for quite clear reflections of the bank, until a lone swan swam downstream.
With the sun still in the sky, there was just enough light for Mum to take a picture of the three of us, before turning round and heading home.
It was a lovely afternoon with gorgeous views, especially this one of the sun setting behind the trees.