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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Still Waters, Still Peace at Derrycarne


18th October, and it did feel good to be in the woods at Derrycarne


Stillness in the woods, and stillness on the water. The forecasted afternoon sunshine was not with us, but despite overcast was very comfortable.

People slowly arrived to be with us ...


We started with a cup of tea and snacks by the shore ... 


Other dog walkers passed by, one stayed to chat ...


and she had a lurcher with a boot ...




I went to the shore to see if there were colours there ...




Then time for more walking ... 


Into the fairy ring, though the henge is not clear in this pic ...


The well was dry today, first time I had seen it dry ???


We walked back up to the estate house area. 
There is now a path near the well to go there.


And some of us read the information boards ...


Others were power walking ... 'afternoon Goretti ...


We took a peek at what remains of the house once here ... 


All that is here are some wall remains of the bawn at the back of the house.


and, I assume, a 1940s microwave from one of the buildings?


Violet found a glass souvenir that she is going to upcycle :-) 


A small stone circle, that we assume is where an ice house once was?


But then we go to the existing Icehouse ...






Back along the river-loughside path ...


Some paths go to other places ...


Stopping by these folly steps is always a favourite.


It was now a stop for a second picnic session, but I wandered back to the water ...


So did Pixie ...








Some Sloe fruits on the Blackthorns here.


Some Robin's Head fruits on the Spindle trees here.


Attractive but toxic, similar to digitalis. 

And, some pics of a Robin there too ... 










And so we leave this little bit of woodland and water heaven until next year ... 





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