We are lucky to live close so many National Nature Reserves NNR' s and we settled on a visit to the one at Stodmarsh. Last time I wrote about the one at Blean Woods but Stodmarsh has several lakes and a couple of hides from which you can spot birds in relative comfort. Well we headed off towards Fordwich the smallest town in England being granted Merchant Guild status nearly a thousand years ago at that time it was a port on the river Stour. We headed through the narrow streets and eventually ended up in the village of Stodmarsh followed the Brown Nature reserve sign to the car park
|english nature road sign|
|Stodmarsh Road sign|
Heather made me a coffee as she had all the makings for tea or coffee and a flask of boiling water in the wicker picnic basket. Also prawn and salmon sarnies made by Tesco's fair hand.We spent a pleasant hour and a half in the shade before heading back to the car park. Once again I struck up conversation with the locals, just as well because once again the car was red hot and Heather opened all the doors and let it called down while I heard about the youth of today and obviously threw in my two pennyworth. We headed home and anyone wondering why I have finished off the pictures with a shot of honeysuckle in my backyard. Heather takes pictures of the garden flowers for me because I am unable to get down the steps and into the garden.
|Me eating and pondering the meaning of life|
|a bit of a sign|
|Honeysuckle in my back garden|