this majestic sight of the River Tweed, ambling it's way around the borderlands of Scotland and England.
We were on our way into Coldstream the home town of the famous Coldstream Guards.
These are the soldiers, when not on active duty, serve in the Household Cavalry protecting our Monarch at the various Palaces, whenever The Queen is in residence.
Apart from their magnificent battle history , they are also renown for wearing the famous ceremonial Bearskin as their headwear as well as their splendid scarlet jackets.
I am such a Royalist, my heart really swells with pride whenever I see them on parade.
As we were strolling along the riverside, there were rather a lot of ripples in the water,
Then, suddenly, the most fluorescent display of salmon leaping appeared, it was as if they were forming little Rainbows, as they weaved their way up stream, to their spawning ground,
We watched in fascination as the a fisherman cast his line to hook a salmon.
, Apparently, it is quite easy to catch them at this part of the River because they become quite tired after such a long swim from the sea.
We were so enraptured by this resplendent display that we stood in awe, just revering the moment.
A lady, walking her dog, stopped to watch and said she had be walking her dog daily for ten years, yet had never witnessed the sight of Salmon leaping in that part of the River
As we walked over, one of the many River Tweed bridges, from the English side into Coldstream
on the Scottish side, it was noticable that the dialect changed considerably, from a lovely 'Geordie lilt into a light Scottish refrain.
Perhaps my fascination for Rivers stems from the fact that I have spent a lifetime living on either side of The River Mersey.
It must be an inherent thing, my great grandfather was as Sea Captain in the Merchant Navy,
my maternal grandfather was a Coppersmith and worked on some of the finest ships ever built on Merseyside........
There lies another tale which would take too long to write but I will when the right
letter of the alphabet appears on ABCWednesday,
My sincere thanks to the rapturous Denise for devising ABCW and to the radiant Rodger for being such a realistic Adminstrator .
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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