Sunday, 14 April 2013

Wanted on the Wensum: a nickname


IT DOESN’T feel like Norwich does it? But this is the view that greets you just downstream of Carrow Bridge these days. Anyone know if these flats have got an official name yet? Like The Shard or The Gherkin, the building needs a nickname too. The air-conditioning unit? The silver something?

The first decent day of the year meant the Wensum was just crying out to be canoed upon. I did the old “ride & hide” trick to paddle from New Mills down to Trowse and then bike back to the car. I’m out of shape. The shoulder muscles are killing me.

But the weather got warmer, the sky got bluer, the grey wagtails got yellower. After a long cold winter, it was great to be out on the river again.