And if the dam breaks open many years too soon

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!

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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.

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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

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3 thoughts on “And if the dam breaks open many years too soon

  1. For someone from the south of England “Immediately I parked up there was a lot of splashing, and clearly one of the swans had a cob on” is an impressive mix of American and East-Midlands!
    As for the kerfuffle (some say hubbub, others say brouhaha) – I hope you had words with the unwelcoming swan!

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