The third stage of the 4-stage walk along the Itchen Way was around 8 miles and took a little under 4 hours. Starting at Winchester, where the second stage finished, it ended at the tiny village of Itchen Stoke (no shops!). It was a generally lovely, sunny day and an attractive walk. A bus to Alresford and then another back to Winchester Station and eventually home, rounded off a lovely day.
The walk begins by crossing the M25, and for the first 10 minutes the noise is deafening.
On the way down to our destination at Milford on Sea we did a longish walk along the Lymington Marshes.
What lovely day in Battersea Park and around the power station complex.
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So, Waterstones, how is it possible for a new paperback to have markings in it? Interestingly there are none after page 40, which is just about where I gave up with the book! (Obliquity by John Kay). Continue reading “Waterstones, how is this possible?”
Leave No Trace is a highly rated film which for me failed to live up to its reputation. Not a lot happens, you don’t get to learn much about the two main characters who are on screen almost the entire film. It’s OK but nothing special.
Oh and I’m not keen on these auditoriums that only have half a dozen rows – it’s just too close to the screen.
What a terrific book this is!
It’s been a a couple of months since I last walked in London and for the first time I took two cameras, the heavy Pentax DSLR with a telephoto lens, and my wonderful little Sony RX100. I only used one of the Pentax pictures so I don’t think I’ll be in a hurry to take it out again.The water in the Thames was really low – see the first b & w image, and alongside HMS Belfast there was a liner, Ocean Majesty. As often happens, I was asked by a tourist to take their photo.