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A walk by the river Arun

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Not too sure what category to put this blog under as it includes both wildlife and plants!

Yesterday was yet another gorgeous sunny and dry day, although I am pleased to have rain steadily falling today after so long without the wet stuff.

We drove to Littlehampton, parked alongside the river Arun to take a leisurely stroll along the newly enhanced East Bank Riverside Walkway. Please join us …

Mass planting of species suited to the coastal conditions, as the river flows into the English Channel. The folk you can see are looking down to the river …

It was lovely to see families ‘crabbing’, a little lad was so pleased to have got his first one …

I wonder if he walked along to the local fishmonger and saw these …

Had to smile at this sign …

Now we have walked a little further, away from the harbour entrance to see these Jet-skis returning from their trip out to sea …

The Swans and Seagulls are totally oblivious to them …

The ground floor riverside apartments have tiny front gardens … amazing how some folk have planted them up.

I liked this wheel very much … shame the flowers were plastic though!

Time to turn back now … a view of the walkway and the river flowing out to sea …

Thanks for joining us our walk.

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Those Grasses seem unaffected by the heat. Something to remember for next year.

9 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely blog, thank you. I really fancy running my feet through the soft sand ... made me feel lime I’d been to the seaside!!

9 Aug, 2018

 

What a beautiful place! I am so impressed by those tiny front gardens...it's great to see people caring for their outside spaces. What a beautiful blue sky as well. We've had some sun today as well, and it felt quite warm again so I was pleased. :)

9 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks for taking us along on your walk, Shirley! It looks like a good job has been done there! It's great to see how new developments are landscaped nowadays! Those little gardens with so many pots full of plants really set the place off!

9 Aug, 2018

 

A lovely walk on a sunny day :) Thanks for showing the photos ...

10 Aug, 2018

 

That was a nice walk. I liked the first two front gardens very much. I'd forgotten how you get swans on the sea on your bit of coast. Are they all along the south coast? I've only seen them around Bognor but don't know the south coast very well.

10 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks everyone ... today it is really windy with torrential rain ... not a day to do this walk!

Stera, I can't recall seeing Swans at sea, just along the rivers. I must investigate that now ...

10 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely walk and a beautiful lot of Hostas in the garden. Do you think the sea air keeps the slugs away?

10 Aug, 2018

 

I am about a mile away from the sea and don't have too many slugs, but snails a'plenty! I would imagine those Hostas have many pellets beneath them ...

10 Aug, 2018

 

I do enjoy your trips out Shirley......interesting details and good photographs (saves us the petrol) lol!!the lobster sign made me chuckle!!

10 Aug, 2018

 

Dotty, I aim to please ... :o))

Was Peter hoping to have a quiet afternoon watching cricket from Lords today? Did you see the rain water on the pitch earlier? Amazing how the groundsmen/women cleared it.

10 Aug, 2018

 

What a lovely walk and weren't those little gardens pretty? It just goes to show what you can do with even a small space.

11 Aug, 2018

 

Re the swans - the ones I saw were at Pagham, which has a big lagoon, so perhaps that's the only reason they sometimes went onto the open sea.

11 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks for looking in Waddy ... that area has changed so much (for the better!) since I was young. Just a shame so many of the boat building companies have gone.

Stera, there is a lovely nature reserve at Pagham so you're probably right!

11 Aug, 2018

 

Wow, it wasn't a nature reserve in the 50s! Super place for one.

11 Aug, 2018

 

Shirley he was too busy sorting out the numerous leaks!

11 Aug, 2018

 

Stera, Google RSPB Pagham Nature Reserve to see how it looks today.

Oh dear, Dotty, hope he managed to fix them as more rain due tomorrow!

11 Aug, 2018

 

I really enjoyed your walk Shirley, that riverside walkway looks lovely and the riverside apartments very attractive, so much better than how such places looked years back, new builds in years gone by always used to look like building sites didn't they, now the landscape is done gradually as the work goes on...Lovely photographs, thankyou for sharing.

12 Aug, 2018

 

Lincs, it's all part of a regeneration scheme for Littlehampton. Not before time either!

12 Aug, 2018

 

Thank for the link Shirley. Wow,has it changed! There was nothing but shingle, salt marsh and water in the early 50s. I first learned to enjoy sardine sandwiches sitting on a shingle bank there - was so hungry I would have eaten almost anything! And there's even a beach cafe now --good grief!
We had some great holidays there based in a concrete chalet in someone's field in the village. (sanitation was an Elsan across the other side of the field - times change!)

13 Aug, 2018

 

No, thank you. I enjoyed the walk ;-)

13 Aug, 2018

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