Friday, July 22, 2011

Up a lazy river

Here is a view of the Claise River at Le Grand Pressigny looking upstream from one of the small spillways just west of town. A small wooden walkway goes out over the spillway for access to the mechanisms that control the water flow. The bridge carries the main road west and south out of town and is one of three bridges here; you saw one of the others in Wednesday's post.

You can see a lot of water plants on the surface of the river.

The flow is slowed here because of the spillway, but I think the river was moving extraordinarily slow on this day because of our drought situation. We've been getting some rain since I took this picture, so there may be more water in the river this week than there was last week.


  1. In fact, because of all the controls on the Claise it does flow very slowly - too slowly according to our local River Techician, who is busy devising strategies to improve the speed of flow and aeration.

  2. I can see why you choose to live there. What a beautiful place (and talented photographer).

  3. I love this photograph! I'd love to live near such a place. :)

  4. Bridges over a placid body of water, pictures that I cannot resist. Beautiful Walt!

  5. susan, interesting!

    mitch, *blush* It is a beautiful place. It's hard to take a bad photo of it.

    writer, :) I'll bet there are some gorgeous spots near where you live, too.

    ron, thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

  6. Fabulous shot, Walt!


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