Hello. Today I went for a walk, but it didn't happen. I found a place on the map which looked interesting, I packed a sandwich and a drink, I put a jacket and a brolly in my bag in case it rained, and some other bits and bobs which I thought I might need. Essentials like a camera and phone.
I drove to the place I had in mind, and started looking for a parking place. I favour a car park in a busy area. My thinking is that my lovely Focus is less likely to get stolen if it is in a place where there are people about. If I can't find a car park, I will look for a quiet residential street, the sort of place where people look out of the window a lot. They might notice if someone dodgy comes along who is acting suspiciously.
There was a car park, but it had a limit of two hours on it. Not long enough, I thought I had better not risk it, don't want to get a ticket. I drove around for a while looking for somewhere suitable. I drove to the next village, and the next one after that. Still nothing. I didn't feel comfortable about leaving my car in the area. Boarded up buildings, wrecked buildings, empty shops, rubbish lying around. I would be wondering if it would still be there when I got back to it. I couldn't take the chance, so I didn't go for a walk.
I spotted these colourful trees so pulled in to take a photo. I sat and ate my sandwich before heading back home. This is a car park, but it isn't where I wanted to walk.
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona