|View across the Darent valley to Meenfield Wood and the war memorial, on the hillside opposite Shoreham,|
the next small town along the valley from Otford. 2 February 2013.
It was interesting to see that war memorial - the cross on the hillside - because then I realised I was within sight of a walk in May last year, which I do not seem to have put on the blog. We walked along the treeline on that hillside and I saw the cross from above.
The water you can see is flooded fields; the small river is behind the trees.
We saw a few wildflowers, including snowdrops and primroses, but they were on a bank outside some houses; perhaps they were seeding themselves, but they must have been planted originally. And some flowers were survivors from last year. The only true wild spring flower we saw was a Lesser Celandine.
|Lesser Celandine, Ranunculus ficaria. Otford, 2 February 2013.|
|Syntrichia intermedia. Darent valley, 2 February 2013.|
|Ramalina fastigiata. Darent valley, 2 February 2013.|
I was using a new camera that has GPS built in, and there is software which produces a track of where you have been with it:
|Walking route in the Darent valley, 2 February 2013.|