It has been a mixed bag of weather down in Somerset this week so I was delighted to see the sunshine when I opened the curtains this morning. ☀️ I set off with the dog not really sure which route to take but then decided to take the steep lane out of the village, walking!! As soon as the lane levelled out a bit we started running and went off into the woods, along an uneven trail, to the next hamlet. Squiggs has discovered a new exciting creature - squirrels! The wiggling tail is simply irresistible and meant a lot of pulling, sometimes in the wrong direction 😉 After reaching the next hamlet we ran down the lane and then bridleways with tall hedges. I decided to explore a track that I had never been down before and once again a lovely surprise.....a beautiful old water mill (see photo). After crossing the main road we jogged along in the warm sunshine through two more hamlets and eventually back to Mum's village. 7.6k in just under an hour, a very enjoyable run 😊
Holiday diary - Run 5: It has been a mixed bag... - Bridge to 10K
Someone's got the running tourism bug! Sounds like a perfect run, new places, hamlets, squirrels and perfect weather. We can always drive my sister's springer mad just by saying "look, squirrels!" at which point she runs to the nearest tree, puts her paws up it and looks hopefully into the branches. My sister's 2 border collies hunt them as a team, and her now deceased terrier used to actually catch them now and then. Dog paradise!