Tuesday, 6 January 2015

A walk with friends

Hi de hi, the walking has started. Today I went a walk with my two buddies, Paul and Paul. We went over the Humber Bridge and parked at South Cave. Paul was the leader, the one on the left, he got the route off the internet. I took my map anyway, because I like to plot out where I am going. I had done some of it before, and you may remember the picture of the two bendy wooden benches, at Little Wold Plantation. 
The weather wasn't very good when we started off, heavy clouds which rained down on us a few times. Misty and damp, glad I had the brolly. The ground underfoot was muddy and slippery.

We walked alongside a dismantled railway line for a while, then there was a long climb through Low Hunsley Plantation. Boy was I sweating when I got to the top, I think I had too many layers on. At the top there was a vast expanse of wide open farmland, and the wind was whipping across, it was freezing cold, I was glad that I hadn't taken any layers off.

Then on to Drewton Manor, we found a sheltered spot in a barn to eat our lunch. 
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We meandered down the lane of the large estate and spotted Drewton Manor, half hidden through the trees. There are holiday cottages to let.

We crossed over the A1034 and headed for North Cave. Coming into the village the chickens were enjoying their foraging. The weather had changed and the sun came out. 
The church stands splendid on the corner. I like the way the shadow of the tree is thrown across it.

Out of North Cave down a long straight road, over the dismantled railway, and on to Everthorpe. I think this picture is elsewhere on the blog because I have been here before. The grey skies have all gone and now it's a beautiful shade of blue.

Across some very muddy fields out of Everthorpe, we then skirted round the edge of a golf course. Chance to scrape a bit of mud off our boots. Here are the boys standing outside the gatehouse of the Castle Hotel, at West End on the way back to South Cave.

Back to the car by 3.30pm, and home by 4 o clock. I've checked the miles on bikehike.co.uk, it came out at ten exactly. Ignore the pink line, that's from a previous walk.

I've had a brilliant day, lots of fun, and a good laugh. I've got such great friends here in the village. Now, where to next  ;o))

Ooooh, I've just noticed, I've gone past the six years of blogging, 'twas the 2nd January 2009 when I started. Happy Anniversary my little blog, and thank you to my bloggerettes who have stuck with it.

Toodle pip.

21 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary Ilona. Keep blogging please! That's a good day you have had with your friends. Ten miles is impressive. My Fitbit tells me I've done 5miles- that's ok for a work day, spent inside a school building(didn't even teach PE!). Look forward to reading about your future walks and hoping to do some of my own walking in the outdoors sometime too!

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  2. Wow six years! Congratulations. Your walk looked wonderful, what a beautiful part of the country. I'm glad it brightened up for you, we had similar weather here. P.S Thank you for sharing your blog, I love it and my daughter (who is 15) reads it too but she is too shy to comment! Lol. Debbie.

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  3. I was eyeing up the wood in the barn for the log fire!!
    Happy bloggaversary!
    Jane x

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  4. What a lovely walk, thanks for taking us along with you. Hard to keep two Pauls straight, did they both answer if you said "Paul"? Anyway, good friends are the best! Congrats on six years! I can't even imagine, as I've only been at this for 7 months!

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  5. Well done Ilona.....on the walk and the blogging anniversary.

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  6. Well done on 6 years of posting. Time flies when you are having fun! Lovely to see you on the roads/paths again.

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  7. Congratulations, Ilona, on your six years of blogging. It's quite an achievement and one to be proud of. I've only been reading for the last year or two, but have read some of your previous posts and enjoyed every one. Thank you!

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  8. Ilona well done for six years of blogging,what an achievement. And a 10 mile walk already. I have only managed to do a short walk half way around our village.I know I need to do more to get fitter.
    Rosezeeta.

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  9. Congratulations on 6 years of blogging Ilona. It looks like a lovely walk....glad the sun came out for you.
    Jacquie x

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  10. Didn't know you'd been blogging that long...congratulations on that. I would think it quite a challenge, but you manage to come up with lots of ideas. Yep, your pics looked like it was freezing! I'll be going under the Humber bridge( on the train) on Thursday. Visiting relations in Hull for a few days. The only walking I will be doing is ont' road, as they say meaning Holderness road ,if you are going shopping.

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  11. Happy blogging 6th anniversary Ilona, here's looking forward to the next 6 and beyond.

    It looks like a lovely walk you all had.

    X x

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  12. what a beautiful area to walk in , such lovely photos, and NO SNOW,,, lol, gosh I am so tired of snow, congratulations on the birthday of your blog, thats an accomplishment!

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  13. Congrats on your blog anniversary Ilona. Glad you have had a fun day, the photo of the church is fab. I thought of you today as the Youth Hostel Association are advertising 50% off the price of all bookings if made before the end of January. Just saying 😉
    Twiggy

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  14. I'm so impressed with your walking abiities. Thanks for taking us on this walk. And congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  15. Shows it's almost always worth going out , even when the weather doesn't look promising!

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  16. Happy blog Anniversary! Here's to many more years of blogging!
    I so much like your walking adventures!

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  17. Happy 6 year anniversary! I have enjoyed your blog. Glad you had a good walk.

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  18. Happy anniversary Ilona! I still read you everyday but seem to have run out of comments, for which I apologise.

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  19. Sounds like a great walk and a lovely day out with friends. I really like that tree shadow on the church too. Well done on the six years... you've made me realise that my blog will soon be 5!

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  20. Congrats for the 6 year Blog-a-versary! Keep it up! Love the humor and the frugality! : ) You are an inspiration!

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  21. Hi,Ilona.So nice the skies cleared and sunshine prevailed for you and your friends and no wet feet I hope.Good photos for us to enjoy,thank you for sharing.Congratulations on the blogging anniversary! Always inspiring and a rare thing in blogland.Best wishes,Destemona

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