I love discovering new places to explore – taking a wander down a little lane and finding out where it leads. This week’s new discovery was a little footpath at the end of a cul-de-sac which took us on a walk along the river.
There were quite a lot of ducks out for a swim, and I was sorry that I hadn’t thought to bring some food for them as the girls always love to feed the ducks. Jessica and Sophie didn’t seem to mind too much though; they were just happy watching the ducks swimming past and quacking hello to us as they continued on their way.
Further along the river, we came to a bridge, which provided the perfect opportunity for the girls to discover the delights of Poohsticks. They loved finding a stick each, dropping it from the bridge into the water and then rushing to the other side of the bridge to watch and wait for it to reappear, and played it over and over again.
A little further along the path, we left the river and found ourselves walking towards the canal, where there were lots of brightly coloured narrowboats moored up for the girls to look at. Jessica and Sophie were starting to get a little tired by this point so I decided to leave following the towpath for another day and head back towards the car instead.
On the way back, we spotted a lot of spiders sitting in the middle of their beautifully-spun webs in amongst the hedges. By the time we arrived back at the car, Sophie had fallen asleep in the buggy and I was reluctant to disturb her so we headed to the shops to stop for a cuppa and Jessica enjoyed being treated to a ride on the carousel while Sophie slept.