Minsmere is a RSPB reserve and is an area of immense beauty about an hours drive from our home.
For our first outing to Minsmere we decided to take the Coast walk which is around 3.5K in length.
We are both familiar with the area to the north at Dunwich as we have spent many a happy afternoon on the beach or walking along the cliffside path.
We couldn’t find our binoculars so bought an entry level pair of RSPB ones and I have to say we were both impressed. They certainly introduced us to more animals and detail than is possible with the naked eye.
We saw lots of wildlife on the walk and a particular highlight for me was to be able to witness a Water Vowel swimming amongst the reeds, gnawing his way through the vegetation.
There were plenty of birds occupying the scrapes and we witnessed lovely views of swans, swallows, herons, avocets and many more than I simply am unable to name.
Minsmere truly is a magical place and it was such a lovely way to spend a Saturday – away from the hustle and bustle of life, taking in the fresh sea air and not having a care in the world. Bliss.
(P.S. I discovered Marsh Mallow was originally made from the Marsh Mallow flower – of which Minsmere has surviving plants – I didn’t know that, did you?).