Friday, 13 May 2016

A quiet little corner. Ssshhhhhh.

Hello and Good Morning. Let's start the day with a walk on the hills, and in the woods, and down the track, and along the road, and around the fishing pond, and back up the hill. 
I avoid this walk in the winter because of all the mud clinging to my boots. It's not nice to be slipping and sliding about. But now it's a lot drier I will bimble around here in the sunshine. It's on my doorstep so three minutes and I am there. 

Some large trees have been cut up here. It looks as though they might have fallen across the path in high winds, and someone has been along to cut them into smaller chunks and move them to one side. This is also a bridle path so any obstructions would be dangerous to horse riders. I often see hoof marks on the ground.

Past the caravan park and onto the road . Lovely blossoms out at this time of the year.

This building was the offices for the dockyard. Not many boats come in now and the land is used for cement storage and distribution. The office block houses other businesses, see the old anchor embedded into the ground, a relic of the past.

The fishing ponds have changed dramatically over the last two years after a new owner took over and had a big tidying up operation. A machine has been at work taking out all the dead wood. The landscaping has opened it up to make a very pleasant place to walk. New trees have been planted to replace the old.

Climbing back up the hill through along the footpath through the field gives a lovely view over the pond and the river beyond. We get a few visitors from the caravan park, and one or two walkers passing by, but on the whole this is a quiet little haven which only the locals know about. So, sshhhh, don't tell everyone, keep it to yourself, ha ha.

It's looking like a lovely start to the day. It's Friday, so nearly the weekend, have a good one. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful walk to have on your doorstep, and how lovely to have it all to yourself sometimes. One of the walks that I'm using for the 1000 mile challenge has a stretch on which I'm often alone except for the rabbits and fell ponies. X

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  2. What a lovely walk! Thanks for sharing. Your words, along with the photos, take us with you.

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  3. Great place to walk and love the beautiful pictures!

    Judy

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  4. How I agree with Jukes a lovely place to walk, I wish I gas done where round here like that.
    Sunshine here today, hope it lasts girl the weekend. Went to card making group thus morning achieved quite a bit.
    Enjoy the weekend,
    Hazel c uk

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    1. Hi. I like to think I achieve something every day.

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  5. Oh, I did enjoy that virtual walk, Ilona! We've been indoors all day, husband decorating our bedroom, me trying to finish some writing (deadline overdue.) For my walking exercise, it will have to be going up and down the stairs a few times!
    Margaret P

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  6. The pink tree is gorgeous.

    You must live in a very safe area. Here I would never walk by myself in a wooded area like the trail in your first two photos.

    Have a good weekend.

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  7. I have had a looooong day at work. I needed to see that lovely walk too as it has cheered me up. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Kit, I feel for you. I used to have long days at work, 12 hours every day, 60 a week. Now tis bliss in retirement.

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  8. Hi.
    Could you please give a detailed account of your daily routine including what time you get up everyday, types of household chores you do on a daily basis and what time you cook?
    Thank you

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  9. You live in a beautiful part of the world Illona.

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  10. Lovely relaxing walk. Natalie

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  11. Mornin' Ilona. That looks like a really lovely walk. The more I see of our lovely country the less inclined I am to want a holiday abroad. We have so many lovely places here and if I live to be a thousand I will never have time to visit them all. I really must take some pictures of the beautiful woodland that I refer to as 'my office'. I spend a great deal of my day there.

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    1. Good morning Cherie. Hope your foot and ankle are getting better. I agree, our country has all I need for holidays.

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  12. How lovely! This is such a great time of the year to get out into the light.
    Jane

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