Monday, 25 April 2011

Saltaire beach


What a difference from a few months ago - this area was flooded during the winter (see my earlier post). Now the River Aire has resumed its usual proportions, leaving an area of  - well, earth... not exactly sand. But it may as well have been a beach, as there were children paddling and digging just as though they were at the seaside.  It's great to see Roberts Park in Saltaire, refurbished last year, being so well-used on a lovely, sunny, spring day.  There's something for everyone - cricket to watch, a huge area of grass for games and picnics, music in the bandstand and refreshments from the Half-Moon Café.  It really feels to be back to its Victorian hey-day and that's good to see.  Maybe they should go the whole way and bring in a load of real sand for the summer!

Incidentally, if you're interested in seeing more of Yorkshire's beauty, I have recently posted a number of photos of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal on my other blog, Seeking the Quiet Eye.

10 comments:

  1. I have just returned from a truly wonderful tour of your other blog, Jenny! I was so impressed that I've joined up as a follower and I'm looking forward to visiting regularly. It offers all the benefits of a mini-holiday, without the hassle of travel and packing :)

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  2. This photograph just goes to prove that happiness is possible to find, in the simplest of pursuits. Lovely.

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  3. It is good to see people returning to play in Parks like in the olden days. A load of sand wouldn't go astray.

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  4. A lovely spot to enjoy the sun!

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  5. Wow, that is a huge difference. So nice to see people out enjoying their spring days. Wish we would get warm enough to do that, but at our altitude (4000 feet ASL) it takes just a while longer.

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  6. I remember the flooding, what a difference indeed!

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  7. I suppose all those lovely sites are now littered with people. LOL Just kidding. Nice that people can get out and enjoy them in good weather! :-)

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  8. You are having great weather from the looks of that crowd at the beach!

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  9. This looks like a very pleasant place to sit and relax for a while.

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