Monday, 25 April 2011
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.