The rickety cottage stands on the bank of the River Bedford. On the other side is a long dyke and beyond is a parallel river called the River Delph. This forms the flooded fen of Manea in the winter months. This time of the year when the summer is in its glory, the water recedes back into the Delph and cattle graze the once flooded fen.
We took our little dotty dog Dotty along for a good run. She shot off barking all excitedly at first and then got it out of her system and fell in ahead of us as we walked along the bridal path passed the rickety cottage and along the river listening to the warblers singing their little summer songs.
Amid the reed beds, there was an abundance of Thistles and Adder snakes. The snakes would uncoil and slither off as soon as they heard or felt our footsteps. We saw a number of different things and chatted about all sorts as we walked along. We went into one of the bird hides for about forty minutes and looked out for a while. Dotty was restless and so we decided to move on. I took a few photos of interest along the way.