Honestly there is no dam. Though I imagine the plugholes at Ladybower are seeing some action. And that is not a euphemism either…
Imagine the dam has broken open, and the waters have flooded the lowlands. Now we are on the same page – Attenborough nature reserve was a little over-watered, and some of the paths were impassable without wellies. I had no wellies, so my planned four mile circuit turned into a five mile figure of eight walk. But I had to get out and do some exercise, and my camera was also getting fed up.
Immediately I parked up there was a lot of splashing, and clearly one of the swans had a cob on. I guess you have to be from the Midlands to understand that is a swan/anger joke, but I explained it anyway, so you can laugh. I can wait. OK, enough now. Before the kerfuffle (is that how you spell it?), let me tell you, we have been graced by a black swan at the nature reserve. One of the resident swans evidently did not get the memo about how friendly and welcoming people are in Nottingham!
As mentioned (I hope you did not miss it?) it was a little damp. One benefit of this is that instead of a steep bank, the higher levels of the lakes provide an almost coastal feel.
Well you will have noticed I slipped back to my old habit of filling the blog with images. Almost like a photo blog…. So, I leave you with one more. The Egyptian geese at the reserve have an accompanying troupe of eight goslings. All together now… Aaaaahhhhh