Monday, 22 May 2017


Following the torrential rain of Saturday, Sunday started beautifully sunny and reasonably warm. I decided it was time for a trip to Covenham Reservoir hoping there would be some sailing action to watch. We arrived getting on for 2 o'clock but the first boat was only just being launched:



We went for a walk along the footpath which circles the reservoir to see what wildlife was about.
Not a lot really, at least not along the area we walked. My joints are no longer up to walking the full 2+ miles it takes to walk right round and Penny was getting quite warm even though it had clouded over.

A few ducks:

and the odd gull:

no Wagtails this time, maybe later in the year.

I kept my eye on the only bit of activity:



As we were about to leave it looked as though there would be more activity later on:


but it was time to go back to the car and let Penny have a well deserved drink of water.

Finally a short part of our journey back.
Leaving the reservoir car park and travelling through the two villages called Covenham. They are adjoining and each has its own CofE church.

Some information about  Covenham can be seen on the GENUKI site.


  1. Lovely to see the sailing boats - the reservoir reminds me so much of one near us at Shustoke where they also do sailing. Looks a lovely ride back - enjoyed seeing your countryside :)

  2. Thank you! I always enjoy your video drive through the countryside.


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