Sandra and I walk along a bit of the Wye Valley Walk the other day. Today we went back and walked a slightly different route to get to it and then went further on the same bit as we’d done previously and then returned by the road. A boring return but one we’d not walked before.
Having gone only a few hundred yards in the first field we saw this amazing pattern in the ice. I’ve no idea how it formed. The fingers of ice are so thin that a touch make them melt away. I think the grass might have something to do with it.
We also found a few new springs in the woods and some little waterfalls as well as a little pond we’d not seen before. It was very wet underfoot. It seems many of the trees on the banks are toppling over due to wet soil.
Strange that we didn’t notice this incredible balancing rock last time, but it’s all in the angle of viewing and not balancing much at all. I gave it a shove and it was as solid as a…rock.
The path was pretty rubbish. Just muddy bridal paths. I’ve no idea why anyone would really be that interested in walking that way when there are better routes. Anyway, there was a little bridge over a small stream with water tumbling over rocks.
Just before we turned round we saw these little ponies. Hit by a shrinking ray.