At last! Following what seems to months of dull, wet and generally horrible weather, we stepped out for a walk this morning, in bright sunshine. Despite the welcome sun, there was a bitter wind blowing, which took the edge off the temperature and made us glad for our hats and scarves. We set out for Straw's Bridge again as the footpaths are a little easier to negotiate - although still muddy and puddly. Passing Pewit Carr, the old Nutbrook Canal breaks free of it's man-made boundaries and spills out through the carr and associated reed beds. After all the recent rain, the water level has risen and is rushing through those reeds.