Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Dawdling by the Deben

This craft owner was enjoying the day on the River Deben.  Relaxing while watching his line, or perhaps having a doze.
Nearby the craft are chugging out of Woodbridge on the full tide.
Woodbridge is where the River Deben turns into a tidal estuary, in the background is the tidal mill which, as the name suggests, rus off the tide, and happily its water wheel still turns.
 One of our walks followed the river from Woodbridge, the rich mud and salt marsh  means that it is the perfect place to watch multifarious birds throughout the year I'll mention three that include the letter D which would be - dabchick,  shelduck and tufted duck. The treat of wintertime is the avocets who no doubt enjoy
 the mudflats. I'm not sure what this was originally but I liked their curious shape as they stood above the seaweed and mud to be eventually covered at full tide. 
 The docked boats at Martlesham Creek (an inlet to the Deben) that will float one hour each side of full tide.  As we passed the only thing that was floating was the flock of swans in the channel.  Now reaching the end of this

riverside walk I was about to turn inland leaving the sandy path and the  River Deben behind.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a walk through the alphabet which this week is stopping off at D


Roger Owen Green said...

good use of time!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RamblingRound said...

Those mudflats are something!

The 3R Ranch

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looks very relaxing.

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Joy, for showing you beautiful part of England on the River Deben!Have agreat rest of the week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place.

Jesh St Germain said...

Haha, dawdling is good:) My favorite pic of all the interesting post is the third one -so colorful!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a great place and no 4 of your pictures is my favorite:-)

Leslie: said...

How Divine!

abcw team