Detail – Greenwich Meridian Trail 28

By: snowgood

Jul 21 2020

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There’s an isolated home on the West Fen Catchwater Drain, with access for the Nissan Qashqai via this bridge.

It looks precarious on this side, and features nasty cracks on the other.

I’d be happy to drive over it, but wary of buying a  property that might need civil engineering on the access point in the none too distant future.

At this stage of my walk to Hagworthingham I’d notched up nearly 9 miles, and in all honesty walking in a straight line next to the little channel was “as dull as ditch water”

Back at home a week later I’ve converted a reasonable colour photo to monochrome, and realise there’s so much detail, and in reality even the plain drain is a pretty beautiful.

Up ahead the Lincolnshire Wolds were getting closer!  There’d be more lovely sights in the next five hours.

On this long stretch my “highlight” was looking out for warblers in the reeds.

Here’s what I spotted on 11/07/20 mostly whilst walking – but the first bird was seen as I drove home.

Barn Owl (actually seen as I drove home) , Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Chaffinch, Collared Dove, Common Tern, Coot, Crow, Goldfinch, Great Black Backed Gull, Great Tit, Greenfinch (heard), Green Woodpecker (4 separate birds), House Martin, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Jay, Kestrel, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Moorhen, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Red Legged Partridge, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, Swift, Whitethroat, Woodpigeon.

35 Species seen – numerous Great Spotted Woodpeckers heard, but none seen.

 

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