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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Images taken between 31st January – 05th February
Musical Backdrop for this Gallery – Mist

Background Music Score –Mist
Willow Trees along the Ramparts circular walk -The Ropewalk. Sandwich, Kent

Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it.

Douglas Hyde
St Mary’s Street leading towards St Mary’s Church and the medieval buildings , Sandwich, Kent

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller
Delf Stream, The Ropewalk, The Ramparts circular walk, Sandwich, Kent

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Desmond Tutu
Bulrush stalks

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson
St Clements Church Graveyard, Sandwich, Kent

Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

Theodore Roosevelt
The Butts – The Ramparts circular walk, Sandwich, Kent

Light tomorrow with today!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Various views from Gazen Salts Nature Reserve, Sandwich , Kent

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

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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.

6 thoughts on “Wild Walks

  1. Trees in winter, naked of their leaves are so interesting, especially the ones with lots of branches like the willow. You’ve gotten some beautiful photos. That St Mary’s street looks so narrow. I’m trying to imagine a horse and cart in there and having trouble. I can’t imagine a car.

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    1. Hey Angie 🙂

      Many of the streets in Sandwich are very narrow. But many of the Tudor styled houses have if you look longer upper rooms. This allowed for carriages to pass through the narrow streets below.

      Cars can get through as long as it is single traffic. Most of the streets in the town are only single traffic because of this narrowness.

      I love the willow trees here, l love all trees as you know, but l do find the willows particularly endearing because of the life in their branches.

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