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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Another walk in the country

Hello Dear Readers

I am currently still confined to my armchair, although improving day to day. I would like to show you some photographs I took a few weeks ago, when after a hair raising single decker bus ride out into the countryside, via winding roads which I would hesitate to drive a car along - we whizzed along at breakneck speeds around blind bends! With me hanging on to the seat in front and my husband giggling like a silly eleven year old.

We commenced our walk from the point at which one of our last walks had terminated (A stroll in the Sunshine).  Previously we had lost our bearings part way round and walked unknowingly in a rather large circle! This time we were better prepared as we had the excellent detailed cycle map which was supplied free from Transport For London which also shows footpaths and bridleways. In addition to this we were assisted by a group of helpful passing horseriders, who very kindly stopped to ask if we needed any directions/assistance (we must have been looking a bit confused).

By coincidence I was taking a photograph of these picturesque 
stables at the time!

We were quite lucky with the weather that day, as it was overcast and threatening rain from the outset.

Another walk in the country

A lovely clearing
A quiet clearing.  

I don't know what tree this is, it had a lovely red bark, and I can assure you it was not a trick of the light. 

Tree with red bark
The unknown tree with red bark!

Woodland path


Bag selfie
A candid photograph of my Spring Purse in use!

Woodland walking
A peaceful, cool wood. 

Golfcourse links
Although it was overcast it was wonderful scenery and we were serenaded
 by some beautiful bird-song as we strolled along the bridleway across a
golf-course.

A short walk from here a cyclist crossed our path in the near distance and very briefly we caught sight of a deer that the cyclist had disturbed. It ran very fast and we didn't see it for long but it was lovely to have seen it even for such a brief moment.

We had a refreshing walk and a super meal at a comfortable, cosy, country pub at the end of it!

We are looking forward to our next walk out with real ale and light snack.

I wish you an enjoyable week, whatever you decide to do!

Barbara xx

13 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you are improving. I hope that it keeps happening. xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind wishes. I definitely feel a little better each day!

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  2. wish i had that kind of scenery here for a walk....just beautiful. glad to hear you're getting better. you'll soon be back to normal.

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    1. Thank your for your kind comment Deanna. I'm glad you like the views. I'm looking forward to feeling well enough to swim - but with the weather here so hot at the moment I expect most pools would be far too crowded to swim without bumping into people!

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  3. Very glad to hear that you're feeling on the mend. Just don't hurry yourself and enjoy your downtime. Looks like this was a lovely walk.

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    1. I'm catching up on some blogs I haven't visited lately and trying to get some stitching in too. It was a lovely walk, and hubby already has ideas for the next one!

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  4. Hello - thanks for leaving some comments on my blog. Nice to have you join in. Your blog is great - lovely walk.

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    1. Hi Gillian, Nice of you to pop by. Thank you for your lovely comments. I will be visiting again soon.

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  6. I'm sorry you are incapacitated Barbara....I hope by now you are feeling better? This is a lovely post, so many gorgeous images. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to you.....where does the time go? Take vare and have a wonderful weekend x

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    1. Hi Karen, Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comments. I'm sure you must have been busy catching up after your visit to Glastonbury and preparing for your "Pockets" class - I'm sure everyone is having lots of fun in that!

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  7. What a lovely woodsy walk! And I think your spring purse is gorgeous! I hope you feel much better very soon X

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