Sunday, 2 September 2007

River Envy.....

Any followers of Frankie and Spouse's rustic idyll at Veg Cottage, will now be familiar with the River Lugg.

It must be nice mused I, to live so close to a river like that... until like the doofus I am, I realised that I do! ....Well maybe it's a mile or more away, but it's within easy cycling range, and has good footpath access.

The River Nene rises at Badby just on the other side of Northampton to me, and flows for 91 miles though Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Lincolnshire, and then becomes tidal as it joins The Fens, and runs into the sea after Wisbech.

The countryside it passes is mostly farmland, with low rolling hills, and stone villages, but there are a town or two en route as well. Hence the old nickname for this area as "the country of spires and squires".

I suspect these may be the first of many pics to come of the Nene Valley, shown here, at it's closest point to me, near Weston Mill.

And also, (so as not to be outdone by anyone else), a gratuitous blackberry photo.


angelfeet said...

What gorgeous photos! And how lucky to have found your own river so close.

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

With HUGE skies!

Greenmantle said...