Must escape Amiens

By: snowgood

Apr 05 2017

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Category: birds, Butterfly, Nature, Walking

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It’s said that “All good things come to an end”, and by lunch-time on the second day it was time to hit the road.

Foolishly I thought a change of scenery would add a layer of interest to the trip.


The centre of Amiens held nothing of interest, unless you count inconsiderate parents parking outside schools, or Police waving tiny lollipop signs to stop outside les écoles.

Disgruntled I headed east towards  Réserve naturelle de l’Etang Saint-Ladre, just outside Boves.

Nestled underneath a motorway, and right on the periphery of Amiens I found things far more to my liking.

Frogs were croaking, Chiffchaff were calling, and I even heard the explosive call of the reclusive Cetti’s Warbler.

A bright yellow Brimstone fluttered by.  On the River Noye a local was fly fishing.

Wandering along with my “bins in hand it took me an hour to cover the “half hour” loop.

Then it was time to head North West, and do battle with the autoroute tolls. RHD cars in a LHD country are not a problem, except when you need to reach a ticket machine, or pay a toll.

The picture shows the reserve with Boves in the background.






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