Under Fenland Skies

We went for a trip into the Fens today. There’s not much to see apart from black soil and big skies with a few scattered houses (that always seem to need some paint or a repair to the fence).

Actually that’s not really fair. They have large agricultural buildings, reeds growing in roadside ditches and a lot of history.

I would be happy to move back, as they are actually more interesting than any town in the Midlands. The Fens are an example of what we do to the world. First we drained them, then we watched them dry out and blow away. The ground level is currently around four metres lower than it was in 1850.

Mainly they have big skies. I’ll leave you with a few photos for now. They would have been better if there had been some foreground interest like wind turbines or pylons but there was nowhere to park so I took what I could. With long straight roads and thundering lorries you need to park safely.

25 thoughts on “Under Fenland Skies

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  2. tootlepedal

    I think that the Ministry of Transport should have its communal feet held to the fire until it realises the necessity of putting in convenient lay-bys whenever a photographic opportunity presents itself. It is appallingly slack.

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    1. quercuscommunity

      They used to have road signs in Kenya “Better late in this world than early in the next” – we could do with them in the Fens. Though “late in this world” could be open to misinterpretation.


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