Temperatures have not gone much over freezing since Sunday’s snow. There are still places where it is icy and slippery under foot and where caution is required. I have had many unexpected slips on ice in the past, starting with a broken arm falling off my tricycle – aged four.
Yesterday we walked through the Abbey Gardens and along the Mill Stream and beyond.
There were two swans near the concrete bridge near the swimming pool.
A heron was stood further along, partly hidden.
At Barton Fields there were lots of small birds on the bird feeders.
Robins were singing along most of the route. One at Radley Lakes stayed long enough for a picture.
Most of the birds were some way away at Thrupp Lake but the ice did mean the very muddy parts were not quite so muddy.
Coming back along the cycle way, a red sign indicated Abingdon as 1.75 miles away. So that made yesterday’s walk about 4 miles and we got home without falling.