Wild Walks

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.

Sandwich, Kent
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 January 2022
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Resonate


Church Street, St Mary’s, Sandwich Town, Kent

“Beauty perishes in life, but is immortal in art”

Leonardo da Vinci

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve, Main Duck Pond, Sandwich

“Away, away, from men and towns,

To the wild wood and the downs, —

To the silent wilderness,

Where the soul need not repress its music.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

River Stour Early Morning, Sandwich, Kent

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”

Emma Smith 

River Stour, Green Wall Road, Sandwich, Kent

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

Leonardo da Vinci

Sandwich Marina, River Stour

”A river doesn’t just carry water, it carries life.”

Amit Kalantri

Stream off River Stour [Green Wall Road], Sandwich, Kent

“A good river is nature’s life work in song.”

– Mark Helprin

Gazen Salts Nature Reserve, Sandwich, Kent

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

John Ruskin

River Stour, Reed Grasses

“To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.”

Helen Keller


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Howdy Folks, Earthly Comforts is a broad niche wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, also known as ‘worm farming and photography too.

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