After I published my recent post featuring monthly photos of the River Taw that I took in Rock Park, Barnstaple, I decided I should make a point of going for a walk down the river (something we do less often since the death of our dog, Karla) so Elaine and I took a slightly damp stroll around the park, and I took some photos.
I’ll start with the same viewpoint on the River Taw as I used in my earlier post. Here’s the river as it looks today, two years on,.
.. and here are some other river views.
Rock Park was donated to the town by William Rock in the 19th century, although Barnstaple had been here a long time before that, being one of four original burhs or boroughs.
This fact was marked with the erecting of the 930 – 1930 Millenary Stone (Borough of a thousand years)
But for me it’s the trees that make the park such a pleasure to visit, especially at this time of year when the full range of colours and textures are on show.
There is a shady tunnel beneath the trees,
leading to the old iron railway bridge. The last train long having passed this way, it now serves as a way across the river on foot.
And finally, at the far end of the park, a place for quiet reflection.