Third day, third waterway.
It was not intentional to focus on river scenes so much early in the month but it turns out Lincoln has lots of beautiful ones on offer.
Today was an appointment day, the logistics of which left little opportunity for anything else planned but lots of opportunity for serendipitous discoveries as we hiked from one side of the city to another.
And the natural spaces we were able to walk through on the way certainly made the miles covered a lot more palatable then they would otherwise have been.
From riverside path to park to riverside path and, later on, to another park, they offered a chance for some peace from busy city streets, a lovely backdrop to a bit of alfresco dining and the opportunity for little legs to run off some steam in the fresh air.
We spotted a robin early in the morning, a bushy-tailed resident caused excitement in the park, we were quacking hello to a feathered preener later in the afternoon and discovered fungus fairy houses in the early evening.
As well as keeping my eyes open as we travel, #30DaysWild is also leading me to make new discoveries online through fellow participants’ blogs and social media posts.
Have you ever heard of champing? A combination of the words church and camping and billed as “the ultimate slow tourism escape”, I came across the concept via What Naomi Did Next’s blog and it’s most definitely on my future to do list.
And, if I start to run low on ideas for activities for this month, I shall take inspiration from this lovely artwork by Play Make Create’s Louise Thompson that captures the essence of the challenge through both its beauty and the simplicity of its fun-filled actions. Go explore indeed!