Sunday, 31 May 2009

A WALK BY COOL WATER, JUST WHAT'S NEEDED ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY

The weather this weekend has been and is fantastic and I need to get outside to read my book (Florence Nightingale biography if your interested!)
But I thought later we could go for an imaginary walk to some of my favourite places.
So put your walking boots on, bring lashings of lemonade and ginger beer and we'll set off!!!


First stop is late morning in the Goyt Valley at Errwood reservoir.


Moving on to the crystal clear air around Rudyard Lake, the one I can walk to from outside my front door.


Keep up we've a way to go yet, we're at the River Dove near Hartington, Derbyshire


Are you out of breathe yet, cause we're now at the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia USA


It's starting to get late, and we're already back at the River Thames in Abingdon, Oxfordshire


The light here is lovely at Tittesworth reservoir, near where I live


And the sun slowly sinks as we finish our walk at Knypersley Pool in Staffordshire

I hope you've enjoyed your walk and feel refreshed by all the cool water we've been beside. So it's now time to go back to my house, come along your welcome, and we'll have a big bowl of pasta, some green salad and a bottle of wine as we talk over the days adventures. And maybe cause we've been so far a big slice of lemon cake cause we've been good. And there is always tomorrows walk by the sea to get rid of all the naughty calories.

16 comments:

trousers said...

Fantastic - certainly puts my walk yesterday to shame! Lovely pictures too, which almost goes without saying... x

Mel said...

I didn't get very far. LOL I plopped down at the reservoir to breathe in the reflections.

But lemon cake sounds darn good about now!

Innocent said...

Note that the Times listed a walk around The Roaches as more than pleasant. Where did my head go...?

Ronjazz said...

Well, I made it all the way. What a gorgeous tour...almost as wonderful as the tour guide...:)

lakeviewer said...

Yes, let's get outdoors, and mind our steps.

Paula said...

Well, a wonderful day with you. However Rudyard Lake seems a great place to go to relax ever so often. You are blessed living close by. It would be apleasuer to take you on awalk here in Munich or Bavaria. Not an imaginary one. Have a wonderful eve. xx

Helen said...

Many years ago I would come to Abingdon to visit friends of a good friend of mine ... I have lost track of them, but the visits there and throughout the country were amazing.
Thank you for the wonderful walk.

Dark Side said...

Beautiful and I have hardly been out of the house, painting this and that, ironing, shopping...lol..the usual weekend chores and back to work tomorrow..x

Barbara said...

Water is so calming. I loved your walking tour.

Sorrow said...

That was a slice of heaven, just to walk with you...
I can hear your laughter, and i know you have on good shoes!
(((HUGS)))

karen said...

feeling a bit breathless! Stunning sunset.. enjoyed the company too, thanks! x

Pam said...

Hi Byrd! I've been busy. The walk was just what I needed. Hope you've been well.We'll talk about it over the pasta - pass me that wine please.Much appreciated. xxx

Paula said...

Haha, you made me laugh - fridge is my fav place for misplaced items, just after my pillowcase and the rubbishcontainer - last time I had to climb into container to get my mobile out. Please DO not comment on that :-)Up to now everything has been found again. Hope you had a splendid weekend. BYT readin about F. Nightingale many years ago inspired me to become a nurse. Becoming a nurse didnt turn me in a good nurse and changing carrer was the best I could do for any patient. Big hug. xx P.S. just in case: tunpa@hotmail.com

e said...

Fabulous photos and description, makes me miss my walking outings, and now, I am temporarily not rolling either as the manual is heavy and I got tendonitis in wrists...At least I can enjoy yours for now...(walking, not wrists, sorry).

I always enjoy your photos, take care...

miss*R said...

oh my, that pasta sounds good!

karen said...

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