Sunday's Walk On A Saturday

The weather forecast for this morning was not looking too promising so I decided to do my Sunday walk on Saturday instead; on my own as the others were busy.

P was going into Peel at midday to collect a friend as they were both taking part in one of the Winter Hill League races so he dropped me off at Peel Headlands, about 5 minutes drive away.

From there I walked along the coastal footpath and down onto the Promenade, then along to the swing bridge and across to the causeway, around the castle then back along the marina into town.

The sun had decided to put in an appearance by then, after about an hour, just as I was walking through the back streets of town to reach the coast road.

I turned off just as the housing estate ends at the edge of town and walked along the back lanes, to avoid all the busy Saturday traffic. It was very peaceful and I enjoyed the solitude.  Unfortunately, I had to return to the road for the last 15 minutes and endured the boy racers speeding past me with only an inch to spare, nearly toppling me into the ditch at one point.

A hot shower and a cup of tea were very welcome.

PS:  For northsider - a picture of the allotments...










15 comments:

  1. A great series of pictures JayCee. I guess that with your deafness it is doubly difficult to be aware of approaching traffic. Please take care. Perhaps, for safety, you should wear a day-glo jacket or coat like a lollipop lady.

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  2. Thanks YP. Actually, several years ago I bought a day-glo tabard and had it printed on the back with the words "Please Slow Down. I Am Deaf". Sadly, not many drivers took any notice so I stopped wearing it.

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  3. Great photos and thanks JayCee. The allotments look very well organized. Did you see any allotment characters?

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    1. No, they must have all been inside having their dinner/lunch!

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  4. You live in a lovely part of the world. What a lovely walk, well apart from the part where you nearly got run over! When did everyone start being in such a hurry all the time? Take care x

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    1. It seems especially mad when our island is only 32 x 15 miles in size. Where can they be speeding to???

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  5. What an interesting walk. The only thing I can do without driving too far is walk along the back of the houses in my subdivision and snoop into all the back yards!

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    1. I would prefer it if we had proper footpaths along our local road and lane. It would be much safer for walking.

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  6. Those photos are breathtaking! I have visited parts of the UK and Ireland and I simply love the walks, then a pub visit afterwards.

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  7. You're a brave lady. Glad you survived your walk . Sounds and looks wonderful, except for that last bit of road.
    Hope you relaxed with a stiff gin

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  8. You should wear the high viz jacket to be seen. I wear one every time regardless of weather conditions. As a driver I know they help us to see walkers. Please think again on roads like that.

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    1. I was certainly rethinking my decision on Saturday, Rachel. On my Sunday walks I am in a group so it is not a problem but I shall wear the tabard the next time I walk alone.

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    2. Yes, mine is a tabard. Be seen. I see so many people around here walking or running in dark clothing and they are placing themselves in so much danger even with good drivers and moderate speed.

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