I set off from dads with my liquid oxygen today so no hissing just heavy breathing, the weather was warm but looking unpredictable so I took a brolly just in case. I headed up the lane and was soon into the familiar pattern of huffing, puffing, coughing and spluttering, stopping resting, and then pushing on, it kind of makes you wonder why I find these walks so enjoyable but lucky for me I do.
It was all going well, spotted some swallows and a pair of gold finches but then two cars came from opposite directions traveling to fast for the narrow lane. They met on a corner right where I was walking making me jump up a steep bank to avoid being hit, I tottered and almost fell back down as the one car flashed by inches from me with a blonde passenger looking up at me through an open window with a shocked look on her face. It seems even on a quiet country walk it pays not to relax to much as that was pretty close to curing my breathing problems .
Anyway I carried on up the lane when a taxi came towards me, again going to fast, I thought he would see me and slow a little as the lane was quite narrow at this point but no he kept coming and got very close to hitting me as I was hugging the hedge. Whew the normally quiet lane was more like a race track this day and it reminded me having dodgy lungs wasn't the only way to depart this world.
Luckily I made it up to the highest point of my walk without anymore close shaves with the reaper and sat down on the memorial seat to get my breath and take in the sights and sounds all around.
From here on the walk becomes more enjoyable as I am not fighting gravity anymore, its either downhill or level ground so on my zig zag off road return to dads I rolled the film and took a few pics to share. There's a few sheep, a pond, a house with a Ha Ha, a bridge crossing a stream and a very manicured orchard the very opposite of dads.
Back at dads there's the upside down bird (nuthatch) pics of his back garden and stray cat (not for much longer)
If you can't get out today and take a walk yourself then enjoy a virtual walk with me in the safety of your own home. .
plus.google.com/10152331535... views of british camp and my resting seat.
plus.google.com/10152331535... sheep on the hill ground.
plus.google.com/10152331535... walkway through to fields, and views of the hills.
plus.google.com/10152331535... manicured orchard and bridges over stream.
If its raining where you are and you've nothing better to do, hope you enjoy the pics and this walk with dall.