Monday morning is Nordic walking and when the group met it was very frosty and cold, but I only had a short sleeve T-shirt under my light jacket because I know I will get very warm as we do set a fast pace. The sun came out so I decided to take some photos that I found interesting. As we got nearer to one of the Irthlingborough lakes I thought there was a different breed of bird, but we realised that they were Coots who were fluffed up and appeared to be either flirting or fighting and we weren't sure which!!
|Four of them|
We carried on as we had come especially to see the bridge that is being renovated to link Irthlingborough as part of the Rushden Lakes development.
|Not this one, but maybe?|
|This is looking better but we still couldn't cross|
The brisk pace had slowed considerably as the paths were very, very muddy and sticky but the weather was bright
and having decided, that from a distance, this was NOT a plastic bag we stopped to have a look
Yesterday after a drizzly start the weather in Bedford was wonderful so Will and I went walking down by the river (Ouse). We climbed the Castle Mound,
and Will had a run round at the top.
Meanwhile I was reading historical plaques
|... and another 12 follow on telling the story|
|An invading horde entering the town!!|
It was lovely to be out in the fairly warm sunshine, but I am not sure it will last as it gets colder towards the weekend. Roll on summer.