On my afternoon walk yesterday after a morning of warm up exercise that nearly killed me, I headed upwards as usual on the Malverns, up the rd, up the 219 steps to the Wyche Pub where I resisted the temptation to enter its doors even though the Guinness was crying out to me to be tasted. Be good I thought, so I headed north along the side of the hills to the hidden lake, an old quarry that's filled with water surrounded by high cliffs apart from one entry point. When I arrived I was alone, you could hear the silence, it was quite spooky but beautiful at the same time, I tell a lie there were two ducks paddling through the weeds close by and feeding, they seemed unaware that I was even there. I'm not to sure what type they were but they were different to the usual mallards that are more commonly seen around these parts. It was so quiet in there, that my oxygen hissing as I took an in breath was unusually very obvious.
My memories took me back to when I used to take my fishing rod along and catch roach and minnows and skim stones for fun, yes this place is quite special.
Anyway I set off again still heading North towards Great Malvern and it was mainly downhill now so a lot more enjoyable. There were very few people about today so my only company were the rabbits, squirrels and robins that lined the pathways until I reached the edge of town. There I saw 2 Buzzards fighting, not real ones but a large metal statue in the rose bank gardens overlooking Great Malvern Town. I sat on a bench and took in the views of the Priory and the people rushing about below me and thought to myself 'life's not so bad' . After a brief rest I carried on down through the winter gardens and to Malvern station where I new my mum was picking up my son at around this time, sure enough he was there and mum arrived shortly afterwards so I hitched a lift back home. I cheated a little but my feet and legs were really complaining by this point so I was very pleased to get home and lie on the couch to recover.
What a great day it was and I don't feel too bad this morning so not to much damage done it seems, in fact my breathing is very good and there's no pain in my feet and legs.
Now what can I do today? any ideas?
Tony dont sit around healthunlockeders get busy if you are able, there's lots to see out there.