Saturday turned into a failure on the walking front, or at least not as planned. The plan had been to go to Lewes, then walk the Ouse valley and the coast path back to Brighton, returning on the train. I got as far as Worthing before the trains were cancelled as a result of a fatality further up the line…. Read more »
A change of scene from yesterday, away from the coast and into the hills, following the chalky ridge of the South Downs. Mel, Kate and Piers were along for the ride too,and despite it being cooler and windier than yesterday, it was still very agreeable. A pub stop in Washington helped fill our bellies, although the pint of beer each… Read more »
After dropping Mel off for the first day of her course, I set off along the coast, east towards Brighton. A warm, sunny day, only marred by a stiff breeze on the face and some light cloud to temper the sun. The walking was good, hard paths of Tarmac of firm ground most of the way, a few stretches along… Read more »
Down to Sussex for a few days, so Mel can attend a sculpture course. Good excuse to some walking too. Walked along the coast a little, then followed the river to Arundel, where it proved rude not to find a little restaurant for a meal and gratis glass of wine. Very tasty. Now suffering a slow train ride back due… Read more »
Here’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and never before felt up to. Walking the length of the Quantocks in a day. Getting a beach, hills, sunshine, pretty clouds and a castle (hotel) into the same day might seem excessive, but that’s all on offer with this one. Mind you I wasn’t feeling on top of… Read more »
That turned out to be a bit longer than planned. 25 miles, or thereabouts. Some might call it a marathon. Some nice hills, all enjoyed on a lovely sunny day. Felt the chocolate brownie and ice cream where appropriately just desserts. Felt really good today too, full of beans and a good pace. Took it easy on the way out,… Read more »
IMG_5591.MOV Here’s an interesting development, a short video test courtesy of a great 4G signal, near the top of Croydon Hill, looking down on the coastline at Blue Anchor and Watchet.