A day after the snow came the predicted thaw began to take effect. The crisp layer of snow had become crunchy snow or worse still mud so that a walk along the Hogsmill River was at times a quagmire. Collapsed and demolished snowmen were much in evidence in Nonsuch Park.
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.
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.
This morning started out cloudy and cool, but quickly turned into a scorcher. Walking around the back of the prison walls I sometimes hear the prisoners out exercising, but not today. What they would give to be in my walking boots! This must be the third time I’ve done this 11-mile, circular walk, and on a hot day like today the mainly woodland walk provided welcome shelter from the sun.
I’m never happy with pictures taken in the trees, but these three are ok.
The Covid19 shutdown has meant many more people taking daily exercise in the local parks. Interestingly this has resulted in the creation of new paths as people keep their distance from other walkers.
I can never resist….
Today, a 3 mile stroll around the golf course, through the woods, crossing the normally busy ‘mad mile’, then along part of the London Loop, followed by a sleep in a garden chair.
On today’s walk a drunk having a pee blocked my way on the narrow footpath. An “Excuse me!” from me and he hurriedly put away his equipment and ambled along until I could safely overtake.
Considerate dog walkers collect their pet’s poo in black plastic bags. Inconsiderate dog walkers don’t bother or simply discard the bag and its contents by the side of the path or into the branches of a tree. Nice. Today I came across a green-bag version which perhaps makes the inconsiderate dog owner feel better. 😠
Now for some nice pictures….