It was April 2017 when I last posted on here and as I’ve just had a reminder from wordpress that my annual subscription is due….I thought I’d see if anyone was still out there!
Lots of stuff going on in the last year, none of which I’m talking about here except to say that my ricketiness has extended to my feet – which is pretty poor news for a walker! However, I have a lovely acupuncturist who is working hard to help me get better and today Mr RR and I did our first good walk for a long time. It was going to be just 4 miles and ended up being nearly 7 (!) which is probably a bit more than I wanted to do….but we made it back (well I hobbled) to Bamburgh for tea and shortbread which is the important thing!
Anyway – let me know if you’re reading and I’ll see if I recover enough to try another ramble later this week.
Sunday, September 9th 2018
Bamburgh to Budle Bay circular (7 miles – which included some wandering about the beach)
The Lindisfarne Nature Reserve in Budle Bay:
Home to hundreds of birds but it was really difficult to take pictures because of the high winds and also my failure to charge my camera before we left home!
We thought we’d take our favourite ramble around Perranuthnoe with a little diversion into Marazion. It’s a lovely walk this one and we nearly always see some interesting birds foraging in the quiet coves along the way. And it might be the last time……….that’s what I kept thinking as we walked along.
I was just counting up the walking weeks since January – I’m exactly halfway through the walking year – the 26th week of walking. That means by the end of this week I should have walked 520 miles to keep on target. So far I’ve walked 451 miles. Hmmm…..just a little bit behind!
So…a bit of catching up to do if I’m to complete the 1000 miles in a year. I have to confess, it may not happen. There’s such a lot going on at the moment that it’s getting difficult to fit in the miles.
However, I’ve learnt so much since I started. I can identify loads of wild flowers ( I do sometimes annoy Mr RR by testing him while we’re out walking!), some butterflies and insects and I’m getting better on the birds. I’m not much good on trees though – watch this space!
Today we wandered around the River Fal at Trelissick, found some tracks we hadn’t walked on before and saw a heron – which, as you know, is one of my favourites: Continue reading →
It’s week 11 guys and I’m still going!! I’ve surprised myself with my persistence!
What’s the weather like where you are? It’s a lovely afternoon here.
And what a heavenly morning Mr RR and I had, starting with a walk around Mylor Bridge and Restronguet Creek, followed by lunch at The Olive Grove Bistro and a little shopping at Coast and Country Crafts and Quilts. What could be better! Continue reading →
More colour today! There were daffodils everywhere – on top of walls, in gardens, in hedgerows, on the road side and in fields. And daffodils in the woods too – it was quite a woody walk today. Continue reading →