Changes afoot

26 October 2017

Once upon a time the Boardwalk and the river path were part of my daily walk to work. Often I’d look through the wire fence into the old television studio site and wonder when someone would build something there, what it would be and how it would impact on the path. Now the new houses and apartments are finally being built. As I go back and forth across the bridge I often look over and remark on the progress but I still wonder what will become of the path. As it’s a public footpath the builders shouldn’t, in theory, encroach upon it but you never can tell. Continue reading Changes afoot

Close encounters of the swan kind


30 November 2015

The final day of November was cloudy and cold but, as it wasn’t actually raining, I thought I’d try to fit one more walk in to bolster my woefully inadequate November miles. The forecast was for rain later and I didn’t want to stray too far from home so a quick circuit of the river seemed like a good idea. Of course I might just bump into some black swans but I tried to put that thought from my mind. So far this year cygnet hunts seem to have been doomed to failure. If I didn’t think about them they might appear. Continue reading Close encounters of the swan kind

Singing in the rain and an Airshow disaster


19 to 22 August

When I left the house on Wednesday morning it seemed darker than it had on Saturday at the same time. Funny how the nights and mornings suddenly seem to draw in although the days have been slowly getting shorter for some time. It was damp and drizzly, which may have added to the dark feeling but there was a touch of blue sky and the clouds were lit by the rising sun. As I walked under the bridge to the footpath that runs bedside the demolished TV studios I thought about a post I’d seen on the Southampton Heritage Facebook page about a log pond along the water there. Continue reading Singing in the rain and an Airshow disaster