Monday, 18 February 2013

Happy New Misc, West Park

 About time I added something this year :)

The "C word" seems a long time ago already...
 .. as Spring is almost here...
 .. just over a month until BST again.
 After rather a lot of rain, the water table is so high that the stuff is just pouring out of the ground up north...
 .. and parts of the Five Mile Road have ponds where there aren't usually any. There had better not be a hosepipe ban this summer or something is seriously wrong!
 So I dusted off my lens and took advantage of a sunny weekend at last. West Park is an absolute gem, and within lunchtime walking distance for thousands of workers, too...
.. shady clean paths (and at least one route without steps, for those in chairs - although quite steep in places)...
 .. greenery at all times of the year.
 The path right at the far (First Tower) end...
 .. and a view of that tower amongst the rooftops.
 There are some more natural tracks if Real Earth is more your thing.
 .. and of course excellent views over the bay. I like the way the pool has brighter water than the sea, here :)

So, as nasty cold wet unpleasant Winter fades into a lousy memory, I look forward some warmth, good light, Vitamin D, and the great scenery to spring back to life and give me incentive to take my camera for a walk again.

2 comments:

Irish visitor said...

Belated Happy New Year! I enjoy your blog. As an occasional visitor to your lovely island, snapshots of Jersey are like postcards to me. More, please!

Tom Brossman said...

Once that water dries up along 5 Mile road you may want to check out the bird blinds (there are multiple). I only just learned they exist and I've taken a couple pretty muddy walks out to them. Much easier after a sunny spell.