Morning walk along the River Otter

Last Monday morning, the sun was out and the tide was high – it was the perfect time for a morning walk along the River Otter.

morning walk along the river otter

It was an unusually beautiful morning. The birds were singing, the flowers were blossoming, and the monkey was making a splash in the river.

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We had the walk entirely to ourselves.

morning walk by the river otter

Bluebells aren’t the only spring wildflowers in England worthy of a photoshoot! The banks of the River Otter were strewn with cow parsley, mallow and buttercups and looked absolutely enchanting.

morning walk along the river otter: wildflowers

morning walk along the river otter

Along the way, we met a lovely little family of ducks.

morning walk along the river otter: ducks 1

The beautiful little ducklings were SO fast, and seemed to enjoy the morning sunshine just as much as we did.

morning walk along the river otter: ducklings

morning walk along the river otter: ducks 2

Albert was also enjoying his morning walk along the River Otter – he was quite literally exploring left, right and centre!

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The river looked peaceful in the early morning light, and Albert had several refreshing dips.

morning walk by the river otter

morning walk by the river otter: river

morning walk by the river otter

Breakfast at Otterton Mill

We walked all the way to Otterton, where we dropped by Otterton Mill for a spot of breakfast. The café is very dog friendly and a wet springer spaniel is no problem at all!

morning walk along the river otter: otterton mill

I ordered some Wild Elderflower Bubbly and scrambled eggs on granary.

morning walk along the river otter: breakfast

Eggs from their own hens + bread made with flour milled on the premises = the most delicious scrambled eggs I’ve ever tasted!

As if this wasn’t all lovely enough, we even had a curious robin keep us company while we enjoyed our breakfast. I felt like Cinderella!

morning walk by the river otter: robin

We made sure to say hi to the geese and thank the hens for their yummy eggs before we left.

morning walk by the river otter: birds

Full of new energy, we hit the trail again.

morning walk by the river otter

morning walk along the river otter

The old train station looked charming in the sunshine.

morning walk by the river otter: station

I love this view of the old aqueduct and the tall, straight trees that look like they’re standing to attention.

morning walk by the river otter: aqueduct

morning walk by the river otter: trees

morning walk by the river otter

The walk was so wonderful that we will probably repeat it some time soon!

Love, Neens xx

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  1. That looks like a lovely walk, Albert certainly looks like he was enjoying himself. Love the fluffy little ducklings, and the scrambled egg looks so delicious it’s made me want some 🙂

    I’ve also been walking alongside water recently and ended up with two wet dogs, though in both cases it was accidental 🙂

    1. Thank you, Eunice! A wet dog is unavoidable in my case; that’s why we have to time this river walk to high tide – at low tide he ends up looking like a mud monster and we have to walk all the way down to the sea to wash him off! ?

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