|Photographs l have taken capturing moments and beautiful scenery alike around the medieval town of Sandwich and surrounding areas in Kent and added to nature and inspiration quotes and accompanied with music.|
I live in the beautiful and historic town of Sandwich in Kent in the southeast of England. The River Stour lies on the edge of the town. Originally, Sandwich was one of the Cinque Ports, and we have many medieval buildings here from the original construction time. Sandwich is two miles from the coast, and although once it was a major port in its own right, this is no longer the case due to the silting up of the River Stour.
Gazen Salts Nature Reserve
The woodlands are home to many species of flora also such as primroses, celandine, dog rose, oak, ash, wild cherry, elm, field maple, wild privet, marsh marigold, marshmallow, meadowsweet, black bush, yellow iris and many other exciting plants of interest.
The lake and the waterways in the Reserve are sustained by a sluice gate connected to the River Stour. The waters further feed and play host to a diverse range of wildlife, including species such as sticklebacks, pond skaters, diving beetles, frogs and toads, newts, kingfishers, moorhens, bats, rats, shrews, weasels, stoats, foxes, hedgehogs, moles, water voles, grass snakes, mallard, tufted, pochard and shoveler ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, blackcaps, sparrowhawks, grey squirrels, parakeets and others including many butterfly species too.
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|Photos Taken April 2021|
|Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Jade|
|Bell Lane, Sandwich|
Leave the road, take the trails.
|Delf Stream, The Ramparts, Sandwich|
“If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.”
|Fisherman’s Wharf, Sandwich|
“To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.”
|Views from within Gazen Salts Nature Reserve, Sandwich|
“If we wait for the meek to inherit the earth there won’t be anything left to inherit”
Bob Hunter, founder of GreenPeace
|Quay Lane, Sandwich|
“Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.”
|Views from the River Stour, Sandwich|
“Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.”
|Spring Blossoms, Sandwich Bay|
“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
John James Audubon