Sunday, 19 May 2013

Walking the first 13 miles of the Viking Way

Hello, I hope you are having a good Sunday. My trip to visit family yesterday was a nice change. Uncle Stan was in fine fettle, he is doing well for saying he is just approaching his 90th birthday. Auntie Pat made a lovely lunch for us, and we enjoyed catching up with all the family news. A visit to sister and her hubby was next, another chat, and a cup of coffee with them before they went off out for their dinner. I got back home about 9pm, after calling in at Tesco on the way past, and was lucky enough to get some cheap wholemeal bread for the freezer.
It's been a warm day here, very nice. It was a bit misty this morning when I met up with Tony to walk the first 13 miles of the Viking Way. He posted about his forthcoming epic 147 mile walk, on www.walkingforum.co.uk and I thought, aha, my walk was the same distance as this, and I could meet up with him at the start. So, at 8.30am we set off from the misty Humber Bridge.  
The path goes along the waters edge for while.
There is a short diversion around a farm, where it is impossible to walk next to the river. The phrase, 'happy as a pig in muck', comes to mind here.
Aren't they just fab.

It's still a bit misty across the river, as we reached South Ferriby.
At this point we crossed over the top of the main A15 trunk road, near Bonby Lodge.
I love the fragrance and colour of the oil seed rape fields, of which there were many.


My walk ended at Barnetby le Wold where I had left my car. I said farewell to my companion and wished him luck for the rest of his journey. His walk will end at Oakham in Rutland in about seven days time. I need to start planning another long walk.
Toodle pip

10 comments:

  1. Nice photos Ilona. Love the colour of the rape fields. Love the piggies too, although I would not like to eat them! They are such comical animals.

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  2. Glad to see the rape in glorious technicolor . It's the first I've seen in full bloom this year. Great that you could walk. Wasn't it at one of the Ferribys that they discovered a prehistoric boatyard?

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    1. I don't know the answer to that one Brenda.

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  3. Love the pig pictures! I am watching all 80-some episodes of All Creatures Great and Small on Netflix. I saw the first 3 seasons years ago on PBS but was busy working full time with 2 little kids when the rest came out. (The "kids" are now 34 and 36, LOL). Anyway, I have a West Highland terrier (see picture) who watches TV. She goes nuts when pigs come on the screen! (Not as interested in horses, cows and dogs--cats, however, are a different story. She also gets off on monsters).

    Sounds like you had a great walk and some good company, too.

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  4. Well done Ilona. Loved the pig pictures but the oil seed rape gave me the sneezes just looking at it! aaaah chooo!!

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    1. Hello Pat, fancy meeting you here :o)

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  5. It's nice to meet up with like-minded folks and enjoy spending time with them doing what you both like to do.

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  6. Ooo nice pics Ilona, haven't been to the Humber Bridge for ages, must pop up there soon.
    Twiggy x

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  7. Dear Ilona I am so inspired by how slim and svelte you are with all your walking that I am busy plotting a walking lifestyle for myself. But my question is whereas you are so fit why is the gentleman so potbellied and flabby if he is a walker too?

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    1. I don't know the man, never met him before and haven't seen him since. I have no idea what his lifestyle is like. Walkers come in all shapes and sizes.

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