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.
|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.
|The unknown tree with red bark!|
|A candid photograph of my Spring Purse in use!|
|A peaceful, cool wood.|
|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
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!