We were up fairly early for breakfast as P was competing in a road race and left the house just after 9 a.m. I spent a couple of hours on routine admin and paying some bills online, then reading some blog posts.
After lunch (just the usual sandwich then fruit) I was starting to feel lethargic and almost fell asleep on the sofa.
Not good. I forced myself to put on my walking shoes and go outside, even though it was not particularly inviting out there.
Sunday afternoon is the quietest time for traffic around here so it was not as dodgy as usual walking along the lane. I turned off after 7 or 8 minutes to walk a much quieter route with no traffic, before emerging onto the coast road. Although busy, it is wide enough for me not to get knocked into a ditch.
I quite enjoyed my brisk 45 minutes after all and felt more energised when I arrived back home.
Looking up our lane towards the house
The disused railway line now forms part of a walking trail
At the halfway point
Some of the railway line is too muddy to walk. I used the lane over the top.
You have a lot of Gorse or Furze and it's very similar to Ireland. The speed limits on country roads are much too high. The powers that be could create a lot of rural jobs making walking and cycling tracks. Nice neat verge on the last photo. Somewhere safe to stop or walk. Super photos. Are they the new camera shots?ReplyDelete
Thanks northsider. I did use the new 'phone to take these but it was too cold and damp too mess around with the settings so these are just point and shoot. Not the best, given the light conditions and my shaky hands!Delete
That last one with the verge happens to be the only quiet lane around, with no traffic so I didn't need to hop off the road.
Still grey and drizzly today here in the Dales - all rather miserable although not cold.ReplyDelete
Same here too, Weave. I don't intend to go anywhere today!Delete
That's so weird because my tomorrow's post says much the same as yours today!.......grey Sunday so forced myself out to walk and photos of the roads close to home.Although you have better views.ReplyDelete
Great minds and all that... 😉Delete
I have walked on that railway bed. I included it in a circular walk that brought me back to Peel. Best undertaken on a nice, sunny day.ReplyDelete
Yes, it is a tad boggy in places.Delete
Nothing wrong with having a nap on a Sunday afternoon, I do it all the time and not only on Sundays. However, your walk was probably more beneficial.ReplyDelete
Walking is the best medicine for laziness...ReplyDelete
If I doze in the afternoon I don't sleep well at night. Best to find something to do!ReplyDelete
That looked remarkably similar to my Sunday morning walk! I never fail to feel better/invigorated/motivated after a walk...ReplyDelete