It’s about time I got some exercise. I’ve been cooped up inside and eating more than is enjoyable.
My son and I set off down the River Teign. There’s a path alongside the River which is passable when the tide is low. The silhouette of this oak tree looked wonderful against the reddening sky.
The leaves are so fresh and green and the hanging tresses of flowers so delicate. Oaks really are beautiful at this time of year.
There’s a rotten wooden jetty.
The River Teign flows in an outsized valley. Its trousers really are too big for its spindly legs. There’s not enough water coming down from this part of Dartmoor to have carved such a big channel. It’s actually a flooded valley, with the sea level having risen after the end of the last ice age. Flooded valleys are one of the things we have to look forward to with continued global heating.
I took all of these photographs with my phone. In case you were wondering, this is what the sky actually looked like. I haven’t made it more dramatic.
My son brought a proper camera with him. He’s the sensible one.