Monday, 2 July 2012

Bosherston Lily Ponds







Last Friday a friend and I decided
to take a walk
round Bosherston Lily Ponds.

I haven't been there for some time....
and knew that I couldn't walk far...
but really wanted to go
while the lilies are at their best!





The lily ponds are
a series of flooded limestone valleys
and are beautiful to walk around
at all times of the year






It takes about an hour or so
to walk right around at a reasonable pace.

Half way round there is a beautiful bay -
Broad Haven South






Once there
it is a job to tear yourself away
from the soft sand and rolling sand dunes







I know....
that I cannot manage to walk that far
at the moment.......
but will probably visit it from the other side
......another day







We take the narrow path
across the first pond
and enjoy looking at the lilies and wildlife around us





















There was just so much to see.....

The swan and then baby moorhen!







We climbed the path up beside the pond
and stopped to look
at the profusion of wild flowers















We reached the top and looked around 





Our eyes were caught
by something moving in the water
...a pair of otters!

It was difficult being quick enough to take a photo!













The Moor hen






and her chick..hopping along the lily pads!






Looks as if she's decided to join him





I only managed to do about a quarter of the walk
but so enjoyed it
and wanted to share it with you!




28 comments:

  1. What lovely photos - it's clearly a gorgeous spot. All the best, Jx

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  2. What a pretty place to take a stroll!!!!

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  3. Lovely photos for us to look at today, and it certainly does look like a beautiful place for a walk. The lily pads look wonderful when the lillies are out, don't they? Hope you're getting a bit of dry weather up there. It's been absolutely dreadful again today, down here in deepest Devon!

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  4. Thank you so much, Joan, for another beautiful walk! The lily pond and surrounding area is just gorgeous! I love water life ~ ducks, geese, swans - they always look as if they are just gliding along the water! And, the lilies themselves ~ ahh, divine!

    For only taking 1/4 of the walk, you certainly covered a great deal of area! Thank you for sharing a part of your surroundings with us! I wish you a wonderful new week.

    Oh - I meant to comment on your last blog last night but practically fell asleep here at my computer, I love the china with violets you showed to us! Beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  5. The photos are beautiful Joan. Thank you for including us in your walk.

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  6. We went years ago but it is a lovely place. Lucky you seeing otters!
    xxx

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  7. Enjoyed your beautiful photos. It was like taking the walk with you.

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  8. I love water lilies. We've got quite a few around here, but not in such a lovely setting as this!

    The moorhen and chick are adorable. Thanks for the great photos.

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  9. Thank you for taking us along on this walk with you. Lovely scenery, and I really enjoyed seeing the moorhen!

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  10. What a beautiful and peaceful looking place to visit. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  11. Joan, your stroll has touched me. Such beauty you have captured in this serene setting. I look forward to your next jaunt ... I'll be .

    Have a beautiful day ...
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  12. beautiful photos, a blissful lift from the dreary rain here .....so lovely to meet you xx

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  13. Oh these are incredible shots. I cannot even pick a favourite they are all just to beautiful I would have taken about five hours on that incredible walk. Lucky you to have a awesome place like that:) B

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  14. Just simply stunning. So peaceful and beautiful. Are you sure it was otters in the water and not some sort of loch monster, I hear they like to hang around your neck of the woods! :) Hugs, Diane

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  15. I believe I would have been struck with so much amazement, I would not have had the sense to snap a photo. Simply wonderful birds and flowers. Great shots, Joan.

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  16. The swans are so graceful and beautiful. They are wonderful to photograph. Even though you are many miles away, you see some of the same things on your walks. We saw river otters and tried to get photos...it's almost impossible they move so fast! Enjoy your day!

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  17. What a gorgeous pond! I would have to sit out there taking pictures all day I think :-)

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  18. you certainly live in a beautiful place~ thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of your walk ~ love them all ~ ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays. ox

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  20. ohhh what beautiful scenery and how lucky to see the otters! we saw one at the creek recently but as soon as we saw him he jumped back in the creek and was gone!

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  21. Fantastic photography and texture! Lovely colours.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  22. What a beautiful place! Enlarging your photos let me enjoy the detail in each lovely shot. The baby Moorhen is so cute.

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  23. I wish I lived close so I could walk there with you. It is just beautiful.

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  24. you captured the flora and fauna of a beautiful spot....and otters, OMG, I love those lil' darlings....

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  25. Thanks for the walk and I was gald I did it with you. Love those Swans.

    I am very interested in your journey trips you and hubby take.

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  26. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com

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