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Travel theme: Connections

          I don’t very often take up a challenge here on WordPress but after reading “Aj’s post” this morning I went over to “Ailsa’s blog” and joined right in.

2. Number 2.

          I was waiting on platform number two in Hereford, playing with the camera of course, but also texting back and for with Little Sister who was also waiting for her train on platform number two in Cardiff.  Both trains were destined for Abergavenny where Little Sister and I connected for the day.  So there you have it, two connections in one  … the trains to Abergavenny, and the text messages which kept us up to date with the travel status.  How could I not join in.

3. Platform 2.

           More from before : “Hereford” wanderings and a day out in “Abergavenny” in November 2013.

Storm litter

11. Disabled angler's plaque.

          The plaque above was embedded into the bank of the River Wye, a very nice thought from Hereford, but although I did spot one or two anglers on my walk along the side of the weather-beaten river, even following this path down to the edge of the river didn’t help me to see a platform.

12. Disabled angler's platform.

          Ahh, viewed from the bank above you can just make out the lid of the rubbish bin, I guess the platform is about three feet (1 metre) underneath the water below the bin.

13. Disabled angler's bin.

          A little further along, this tree had given in to the high winds.  There were a few disgruntled walkers complaining that it hadn’t been moved yet, but I guess since it hadn’t landed on the path it wasn’t causing any immediate safety issue, and I wasn’t the only one taking advantage of an unusual photo opportunity.

14. Fallen tree.

           Although the tree did give us a good photo opportunity, it was quite a sad sight to see something so big and strong laying helpless on the ground, but a little further along the path, it was good to see that the next generation had survived intact.

15. Next generation.

          More from before : “Hereford” wanderings.

Stepping out

          I stepped out just that little bit further for a photo and, ended up sitting in the mud … but I got my picture.

10. ... the Photo.

          I’m not one for pushing myself, I tend to stay comfortably within my safety zone so again I’m surprised at how far I will go to get the right picture.

          Hereford, like many other places on Sunday was very soggy after the recent rain and the water level of the river Wye was as high as I’d ever seen it before.  I followed on from my walk looking for “Black and white Hereford” yesterday by crossing the Wye bridge and heading off in the direction of the “Victoria footbridge“.  Normally I would cross the footbridge and head up towards the park but I had found a leaflet about a cycle hire and it would appear there are a whole network of Hereford cycle routes that I have yet to explore so I set off past the footbridge following the line of the river.

          The swollen river had left the trees standing in the water way past their knees and from the bank I could see the footbridge though the grasses and trees, but if I could get a little further out, on this concrete barrier for instance, it would be a much better picture.

9. The perch ...

          Needless to say, my carefully picked footing to climb down the bank for my picture was not quite careful enough … and the fallen leaves underfoot acted like a magic carpet to speed my feet on their way … and to leave the rest of me sitting in the mud !

                    But I got my picture.

           More from before : “Hereford” wanderings.