As our lockdown restrictions have been eased a little more this week, our group of 6 "girls" (aged between 63 - 70+) arranged to resume our Sunday morning walks, albeit following social distancing guidelines by keeping 2 metres apart.
We met at a breezy Fenella Beach in Peel this morning and set off along the promenade, then out of town, along the lanes to join the old railway trail and back into Peel. Somehow we missed the correct turning (talking too much?) So instead of leaving the trail at the final bridge we had carried on until we met the main road, adding an extra 2 miles to our intended route.
I was already fading fast by this point and had started to feel a blister forming on the ball of my foot so another 25 minutes was quite daunting. Still, I managed to keep up and at the end of our two and a half hour walk we finally made it back to the beach, where we retrieved our flasks of coffee from our cars and sat at a picnic bench to chat and recover. Two of our group had brought folding chairs so that we could all remain the correct distance apart.
Back home to shower, have lunch and now I feel like a snooze.