Thursday, 6 October 2011

River

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I found myself by the river again this afternoon.  Lucky I found myself otherwise I may not have got home again!  The council have been improving the muddy track that has been in use possibly for thousands of years by tarmacadaming it.  The improvements I am sure have nothing to do with the building of new houses on the flood plain part of the river!  This involved the cutting down of dozens of old trees and their replacement with homes for those who can afford one.  I think more are to be added and the newcomers probably do not appreciate walking through mud like some of us did, well sort off.  It is likely this will indeed improve the river walk, and about time some say, but will they replace the trees?  Will they replace them with oaks or some popular cheap replacement I wonder?  We gain on one hand and lose on the other.  "It's a funny old world Saint," as a glove puppet once remarked.


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7 comments:

Relax Max said...

Alas, tarmacadaming is a dying art.

I'm glad to find you up a river again. With a camera and no paddle. This particular river, though you didn't introduce it, I'm guessing is not your beloved Almond, though it has a bridge and your muddy feet are standing on it. Perhaps not. Perhaps you walk on water.

Sad about the trees. Yes, they will replace them with popular cheap ones, rest assured.

goatman said...

Seems a lot of ads here!
Nice Photo though; swimming weather?

FishHawk said...

From a strictly ground-based point-of-view, it is amazing that there is any open land left at all in England--considering how many people have lived in such a relatively small area for as long as they have.

Adullamite said...

Max, Cheap tarmacadam popular round here these days.

Goat, Ads? Swim in there? One foot deep! :)

Fish, England, as opposed to the UK, is I think, the third most overcrowded land mass in the world.

Relax Max said...

The river is in England, then?

Jenny Woolf said...

Anti social of me I know but I far prefer to see trees than new homes.

Adullamite said...

Max, Yes.....

Jenny, that's not anti-social.