Last Sunday I cycled the three miles from Ely to the attractive fen village of Prickwillow where I began my walk along the river.
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It was early afternoon when I started the walk, the sun was out and the breeze was gentle, a perfect setting for a quick hike.
The river is navigable at this point but I only saw one boat along the way.
With the sun out it was a joy to walk along the riverbank, I love the soft crunch of frost under my feet. Birds were out and singing, ducks and swans were preening and chatting to each other.
As I walked along the riverbank a huge cloud began to block out the sun. The play of light and shadow was emphasied by the big fens skies and landscapes.
I walked for about four miles east alongside the river. With the sun obscured it had become chilly. I stopped and drank tea from my flask, delicious.
As I turned to retrace my steps back to Prickwillow the sun appeared from the other side of the huge cloud.
The sunset fell directly onto the Lark, it was a beautiful scene.
I arrived back in Prickwillow with the light fading and cycled on home.