Rivers fascinate me. Early settlers always tried to be near a good water source, for drinking, washing, and in the case of rivers a ‘highway’ to other places. One very good local example is the Roman Town at Caistor St Edmund beside the River Tas. The Tas joins the Yare on the southern edge of the city. These are a few pictures of the river Yare and it’s valley as it winds it’s way from it’s source near Shipdam about fifteen miles south west of the city of Norwich. I often use these areas for a morning walk. In the city it meets the river Wensum that runs in from the west and having joined forces they continue out to the sea at Great Yarmouth having flown through Breydon Water. In all it’s only about forty miles from source to it’s outfall into the North Sea. These photos show us there were many water driven mills on this relativly short stretch of the non tidal part of the Yare. Green energy before the term was invented ! . Grain would have been brought to these mills from nearby farms by horse and cart before the internal combustion engine got established .