Riverside Walk

When we woke up on Wednesday, I was sure the day was going to be a complete bust. It was grey, miserable and rainy outside.

Fortunately, I was proved wrong. After a slightly grey morning, the sun came out and it turned into an absolutely beautiful day.

To celebrate, Tom and I set off for a longish walk along the River Lee. I don’t know what it is about being near water, but something in me just relaxes whenever I’m around rivers, lakes, ponds or the sea.

We wandered along happily in the sunshine, admiring the houseboats, dodging cyclists, and grabbing the odd late blackberry from the hedgerow.

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I originally had the intention to head for Wicks Wood, but was seduced off the path by this little woodland clearing.

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Tom then proved he really is a toddler, deciding that we were going to head along a path he found between the trees.

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He walked steadily for a good 15 minutes before we looped back to the river and he discovered his very first muddy puddle.

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He splashed happily for a bit, before agreeing to get back in the buggy for the walk home.

A bit of sunshine, a riverside walk and a muddy puddle. Simple things that make for a wonderful day!

Monkey and Mouse

 

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7 thoughts on “Riverside Walk

  1. Simple days really are the best and they find so much pleasure in muddy puddle jumping don’t they. We went for a walk the other day and didn’t even get to the end of the road. Evie discovered some big puddles and we were there for over half an hour. I love, love, love those shoes still.Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather x

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  2. So sweet! He is really loving having a wander around isn’t he! Great that he’s so confident when out walking. I’m competed the same when it comes to water, I find it so peaceful and relaxing being beside water. I wonder if it’s ingrained in U.S. From being an island nation?
    Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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    1. TBH he could do with being a bit less confident! Far too happy to stride off on his own without checking if I’m following.
      The island thing makes sense. Ancestral bond with water? Or something?
      Thanks for hosting #whatevertheweather – such a great linky!

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