Once again we were in Bushy Park and on a very fine December morning the clear, blue sky made for some lovely colours and lines.
It was well over a month since we last saw the little people and what a glorious morning it was for a walk with them in the beautiful Bushy Park.
I guess that at my age I’m always likely to get warnings about things I shouldn’t attempt. “Be careful crossing the road”, “Don’t overdo it”.
At the start of my 10 mile walk on a cold, misty morning, I’m warned that joggers are told not to jog in the fog. Something to do with being bad for your chest. I think the relevance to my walk was that I shouldn’t overexert myself in the fog (or mist), particularly at my age. The trouble is, I’m not very receptive to warnings.
The walk has become a favourite of mine and today I decided to do it in the reverse direction and it just seemed like I was doing a new walk. Views that would be behind me were now in front of me, and most of the steep bits seemed to be downhill rather than uphill. So this will probably become the preferred direction when I next do this particular walk.
An early start on a sunny morning for my often walked 6 miles. Through the woods, past the prison, around or over the golf course, through the park with its many dog walkers, and then more paths on the edge of the woods.
Well we’re still on our pre-lockdown holiday (which is allowed!) but given the government instructions to not make unnecessary journeys we are limiting our excursions to where we can walk to.
Today, without looking to see how far it was, we walked to Eastbourne marina (it was 4 miles each way!). Walking into a bitterly cold wind on a sunless morning was not a lot of fun although on the return journey the sun had appeared and the wind was on our backs.
Without any impressive boats, the marina was just like any other marina. Fortunately there were a couple of places open where you could get takeaway sustenance and we were more than ready for a coffee and Danish pastry.
Having walked 6 miles to Beachy Head on the two preceding days and another 8 miles today, I think we may just have a couple of easy days before returning home.
Today was another beautiful day so we both walked to Beachy Head – I only did the same walk yesterday, but what a walk it is!
It wasn’t as sunny as I’d hoped on this 8 mile walk to and through Nonsuch Park and along the Hogsmill River in Ewell.