Monday, 24 February 2014

Spring at Sharrah

I hardly dare say the S word - being more used to Storms and Soakings in recent months. But walking through the woods along the Dart today I saw some primroses which made my heart lift. There were various landslips along the path, but the river glistened below, clear and shiny and green....I guess the rocks and river bed have been scrubbed clean by all the water rushing through. The water moved lazily through Sharrah Pool, making casual tendrils of bubbles on the surface.  As we swam upstream, the cold burnt our limbs, but we got used to it as we fought the current.  I looked up and saw a great crag up ahead, like a castle standing sentinel over the pool.  It's the end buttress of  Bench Tor, but in all the years I've swum in this spot I've never noticed it before.

 

4 comments:

Elwood Blues said...

The water looks clearer today in your photos than it was yesterday and it was pretty good then. Bench Tor stood out like a lighthouse in yesterday morning's sunshine. I'll email the National Trust and let them know that there's another tree down just above the waterfall where they cleared the other from a few weeks ago.

Sophie said...

Yes I couldn't believe how clear the water was - it was just beautiful up there.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Sophie! So glad spring is on its way. Signs of it up here too...
I always enjoy your posts. Hope to see you this year!
Charlottex

Sophie said...

Thanks Charlotte! Hope to see you soon = maybe at Ladram Bay? xx