Thursday, 9 April 2015

GOOD FENCES - Walk at Medina Estuary, I.O.W. (Part 1)

A few weeks ago I showed you photos I took in January when I walked along the River Medina at Island Marina and I showed you an old boat, well this time while on the I.O.W. I, my daughter and her husband did the walk again and found out more about the boat which actually was a paddle steamer.  So come along today and tomorrow to see what I found.  The path leads into Newport but starts at Cowes and is just newly opened to the public for cyclist and pedestrians.
















Gillian hear a thud and this Wood Pigeon fell out of the tree, gasped and died!  No I did not shot it and I don't know what caused the bird to fall and die. 


Gillian and Chris




We were in sure what these were, perhaps acorns?



I hope you enjoyed finding out more about the paddle steamer and area.  

Lovely to have you along with me and thanks for all who leave comments.

I am linking this post with GOOD FENCES. 

Sorry I would not leave any comments yesterday as I was travelling all day and flying home.

43 comments:

  1. That poor paddle steamer! I bet it was awesome in it's day. Whatever do you think happened to the pigeon? You never really see birds when they die. Those towers are very interesting and strange!

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  2. I did indeed enjoy finding out more about the paddle steamer. Thank you.

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  3. Looks like a great place to explore, but so sorry about that poor wood pigeon. Wonder what happened??

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  4. Dearest Margaret; Oh, my first time to see 'paddle steamer'♡♡♡ Poor all blue-colored pigeon! Thank you very much for sharing great pictures with fence.

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  5. Good morning, Margaret,
    Beautiful series of images of this old rusty boat.
    The fall of the dove and the death I find really bad.
    I find it so sad.

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  6. Good Morning, Margaret! Thanks for sharing the info on the paddle steamer. It looks like a great place to explore. Sad about the poor pigeon.. Have a happy day!

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  7. I remember going across to the Island on the PS Ryde in the fifties as a teenager.

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    1. HI. Errol How interesting. I don't suppose you hae any photographs of that that we could show bloggers?

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  8. That looks an interesting walk Margaret. The old paddle steamer is great. Poor bird though.

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  9. Famous rusty ships, wish, I were there..
    Poor dove :-(

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  10. What an incredible trip and tour Margaret. You sure got some wonderful shots, Great info on the paddle steamers. I feel so sorry for the poor pigeon. Maybe he was just old and his life finished. Sad to see.
    Have a good day.
    CM

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  11. The boat is like a blown up Afriacan Queen!

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  12. I like all the photos of the rusty old steamers and poor little bird. i really like that last shot of the stone walls/fences.

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  13. Margaret, I like your pictures.
    Steamboat is well integrated into the environment.
    Poor bird.
    I also found Sunday in the garden a dead hen pheasant.
    I suppose it's a hawk attacked her.

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  14. It is rather sad to see those old working boats rusting and rotting away like that. if only they could talk they would have such wonderful seafaring tales to tell.

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  15. Those odd pod like things remind me of pistachios! I really like the ships here, rusty and all, what an incredible place to tour!

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  16. I hope the bird dying isn't indicative of something happening with the bird population of the area. Maybe it just slipped and fell.
    Those pillars of things don't look like any acorns I've ever seen.........maybe jurassic-sized acorns, huh. Great pics. Loved the tour.

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  17. ooooo i do love those rusty old ships, they fascinate me!! looks like another wonderful place to visit!!!

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  18. the paddle steamer would have made a neat nightclub! but i think these days i prefer the peace and quiet of the natural overgrowth. :)

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  19. I did enjoy knowing more about the ship. Interesting that it was going to be a nightclub.
    So sad about the Pigeon.
    MB

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  20. Looks a wonderful walk Margaret - the photos are glorious. Very interesting to read about the paddle steamer too :) Such a shame about the poor Wood Pigeon.

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  21. Rusty boats are so photogenic. What a pity that you couldn't get closer! I bet Knipsa would have a hayday!

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  22. Looks like a really interesting place to visit. Love seeing the sad old paddle steamer. Those leaning stacked towers are strange...wonder what they're for?

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  23. Loved reading about the paddle steamer. It had such an interesting history! Too bad it is being reclaimed by nature...wish they could have restored it. But that always goes down to money! Sadly. Loved seeing it and the lovely estuary!

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  24. What a great locale to explore, Margaret! Great images of the ships. I love being around the water as there always seems to be something interesting to see.

    We hope you had a wonderful Easter.
    All the best -- Wally and Gini

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  25. What an interesting place this was. Are they still using the old paddle steamer as a Night Club?
    That is sad about the bird just dropping dead like that.
    Some great fences to use while walking through this place.

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  26. I love history and my walk with you.

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  27. How odd about the pigeon.
    The sign suggests the boat was moored to become a night club. Wonder if it ever was? It doesn't look like it was repurposed in any way. Neat idea.
    You see so many interesting places. Always a joy to tag along.

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  28. Interesting place you visited. I am wondering what those stacked things are. The poor bird. I really like the last image, drawing my eyes out to the water through those stone walls.

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  29. Sometimes birdies just crash into things. Like people.

    It's great that the old steamer could create a nice environment for wildlife.
    ~

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  30. The paddle steamer looks as if it is need of some TLC. I wonder if the conversion to a night club was ever completed? The estuary is a great place for walking -- and getting great pictures.

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  31. It's lovely to see a habitat reappear like that!

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  32. I would love to see more of this area...would love to examine the old paddlewheeler in person. I wonder it was just the bird's time to die...seems like I have heard someone else have that happen near them.

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  33. Interesting post. Remarkable that the walkway resulted in such a change in the environment.

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  34. Wonder what happned to the woodpigeon...............

    The old boats/wrecks look interesting.

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  35. Hello Margaret, It looks like a wonderful area to walk. Too bad about the bird dying. Have a great weekend.

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  36. I was so happy to see more of that old boat. She is still beautiful in my book. A similar thing to your pigeon happened to me last week. I was walking to the mailbox with my grandson and when we retraced our steps, there on the grass outside the front fence was a dead wood pigeon. I'm still wondering what could have happened to it. But I guess birds, just like us, do just suddenly die sometimes.

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  37. you found a lot of strange things apart from fences. :) Would be interesting walking there.

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  38. Very interesting walk for sure. I so love the third photo down that you took. I just love old rusty things!
    -Lisa

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  39. beautiful scenery. so sad about the pretty pigeon.

    love the rusty old paddle steamer

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  40. In the States there is a term, keel over dead. Looks as if that would apply to the pigeon. Lovely photos as usual, Margaret. And thanks for inviting us along on your walk.

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