Tuesday, 22 March 2016

River Kent

The River Kent starts its life in the Kentmere valley, here it is weaving its way through the town of Kendal, about nine miles away, in benign manner.  Not so recently, the winter storms saw the water level rise, and keep rising, eventually flooding the riverside walk and the houses alongside it.  The many bridges that cross the Kent
had to be checked for safety, one closed,
This footbridge is the most modern of the bridges.  The Kent is a short river (20 miles) but one of the fastest flowing in the spring wending its way over weirs and waterfalls and through villages
but here it is on a still autumnal day placid in the sunlight passing through the Levens valley while
sheep graze
and goats keep a curious eye open.
Kent Viaduct at Arnside
Eventually it will reaches Morecambe Bay, mingle with the salt water 

 and head out with the tide into the Irish Sea.

 "You could not step twice into the same river" (Heraclitus)

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at K here


Melody Steenkamp said...

What a wonderful area that seems to be... your photos are great

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography and great choice for K ~

Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

Beautiful place.


Murthy said...

Eye feasting pictures..have a great day.

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE the old bridge


DougPhoto2009 said...

Wonderful pastoral scenes. Thanks for sharing.

Reader Wil said...

The river Kent is a beautiful river, I like it very much. Thanks for your lovely series.