Monday, 1 August 2011

Another mystery river

Yes, I was in Durham last week, taking pretty pictures of the River Wear. I didn't achieve what I went there for, but I did get a very nice jacket and a Monsoon skirt in the Age UK charity shop. On the other hand, I also managed to lose a cardigan which I rather liked. That was a fairly distinctive view, I guess, to anyone who's been there, so how about another puzzle. This is the river I was sitting by yesterday... I can't think of any clever pun on its name this time, but I will say it also has four letters.

Further kudos for naming the pub whose garden the photos were taken from :-)

PS. I've finally got round to changing the masthead photo... Many thanks to Cath on Sickle for taking this and other super action photos at Braunston.

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  1. Hmm. The photos don't get much bigger when clicked on. I see the river is navigable. I'm going to call it the ... but that would give it away.

    Halfie. (it won't let me comment as myself)

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  2. Ah yes, if anyone would know...

    I usually downsize the photos I use on the blog so as to eke out my allowance. Not that there's much chance of me exceeding it anyway but I live in fear...

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  3. I saw it sink initially; Sam and the article became confused.

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  4. Blimey Halfie, I don't understand that and I know the answer!

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  5. Ah. Perhaps I'm completely wrong. After my first guess I detected a hint in your response and changed my mind. If I say this might be one for the Ducks - but they would prefer Goldie - and you still don't understand, then I must be barking up the wrong tree. (Or just barking.)

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  6. Ah indeed you might. Think a bit closer to (your) home.

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  7. The advantage of being cryptic is that I can have a few guesses without ever being seen to have got it wrong (perhaps). But now I might really have it. I think I can find it in a watery area. Or even in the wrong year. Is this making more sense?

    Halfie.

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  8. Well I wouldn't want to rush and cut in here.

    Paul (Capricorn)

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  9. Dash it. Paul has beaten me to it as far as the pub is concerned. I was trying to get Bing Maps to work for a positive ID ...

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  10. Oh look. You've just gone up a couple of places!

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  11. Better tell them the answer then hadn't we... It's the River Yare in (or is it near, Halfie?) Norwich, and the pub is the Rushcutters at (?) Thorpe (is that part of Norwich or a separate village?) We were making a flying visit, of which more, perhaps, another time.

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  12. Yes, the river there is the Yare. It's the Wensum in Norwich city centre and further upstream. The Rushcutters pub is in Thorpe, which is now part of Norwich. The railway station used to be called Thorpe Station - and some Norvicensians still refer to it as such. (There were two other stations: City (closed 1969) and Victoria (closed in the 1980s).)

    Halfie.

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