We celebrated the New Year last night with supper and drinks at our friends' house. There were meant to be a dozen of us but ended up with just six due to icy road conditions around the island last night. Most of them sensibly decided to stay at home rather than risk an accident.
P is doing the New Year's Day fell race this morning so, as the weather is glorious today, I asked him to drop me off at the outskirts of Peel on his way through and I would then walk home.
If anyone wants to blow away the cobwebs and join me for today's short walk around my neighbourhood, please follow me....
This is where P dropped me off, looking back towards the house
It was a pleasant walk, with no traffic
I had originally intended to walk back most of the way along the heritage railway trail but, after seeing how muddy it was, I changed my mind...
There is quite a steep section back up to our lane. It may not be obvious from this photo but it is very steep at the end. I started off at a good pace but soon had to stop, just to take a photo, of course...
Once at the top, I turned to get a view of the snow-capped Mountains of Mourne, across the Irish Sea. You can just about make them out in the following photo, hovering on the horizon above the houses and beneath the smudge of white clouds.
The last section was under the trees and a little dark.
As I was walking alone, I wore my high-viz tabard with the "Deaf" warning logo. Luckily there was so little traffic that it wasn't really needed. Best to be safe though.
Now, I am looking forward to a crab sandwich and a cup of tea.
"Where the mountains o'mourne sweeps down to the sea,"ReplyDelete
"With a crab sandwich and a cup of tea"."
Very good 🙂. Are you looking for a poetry prize to go with your blog award?Delete
Why not I am sure you, Linda and YP would win prizes too.Delete
I would have been very happy to have taken that walk with you in person (except for the pesky 3,431 miles-give or take a few--to get there). Gorgeous scenery. Would also have been happy to stop (multiple times) for photos on the uphill portion. :)ReplyDelete
I would have been very pleased to have you along with me, Mary. As you can tell, I did have several photo stops along the way 😉Delete
Happy New Year, Jaycee. I, for one, am grateful that you had several photo stops along the way.ReplyDelete
Thanks Debby. I shall miss those views if we ever get around to moving house.Delete
Good way to start the new year! It is icy here so I will ride my exercise bike inside instead! Not as much fun!ReplyDelete
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!🍾🥳 May the new year bring you much peace, good health, and joy. All that is needed to make your life sweet,
Thank you Ellen. A very Happy New Year to you too. Here's hoping for all good things to come very soon xDelete
A well-deserved crab sandwich and cup of tea.ReplyDelete
Because I'm worth it 😁Delete
A crab sandwich and a cup of tea sounds perfect to me. Super photographs.ReplyDelete
Thanks Weaver. I really enjoyed it. A good start to the year.Delete
I could just eat a crab sandwich.My mouth is watering.Lovely walk and super photos.ReplyDelete
We buy local Manx crab in tubs when freshly caught and freeze them, ready for a special treat now and again. Today seemed like an ideal time!Delete
Happy New Year. What a lovely walk. It's very slippy here today as it rained yesterday on top of the snow then froze again overnight so it's pretty treacherous out there. I didn't even take the dog out tonight as I was worried about slipping. I hope you have a great year, full of house shaped plans :D xReplyDelete
Although we had a cold and icy night last night, the temperature on our side of the island was around 4C today so not too slippery for a walk in the sunshine.Delete
We have an appointment with an estate agent on Monday so keeping fingers crossed for progress on a house sale.
Glad to see the hi viz tabard JC. Happy days xReplyDelete
I thought I should heed your advice, Rachel!Delete
It's a while since I did a fell race. Great fun. Last one was Pen Hill, in West Witton. Always quite a day out, ending with West Witton's version of the Wicker Man - the Burning of Bartle, a pagan ritual probably intended to ward off the Pen Hill Giant.ReplyDelete
Crikey! Ours usually just involve lots of mud and then chip baps!Delete
How glorious - do so envy you your spectacular countryside.ReplyDelete
It looks good when the sun shines. Just wish we had sunshine more often!Delete
A nice walk in winter sunshine. Excellent! I have got a similar day-glo tabard but on the back of mine it says "I AM DAFT!"ReplyDelete
Best to warn people YP.Delete
A crab sandwich sounds heavenly, just like photos from your walk. The one of the Mountains of Mourne takes my breath away. Your island is making its way to the top of my list of places I want to visit when I can travel again!ReplyDelete
I shall have to ask the Tourism Department for a commission!Delete
Beautiful. I can see why the old railway track was so muddy, those bike/motorbike riders have little thought for others. We have them here, they create a terrible mess.ReplyDelete
They are a real problem here and have damaged so many of our upland areas.Delete
Even before i moved to UK i had wanted to visit your island (the TT of course makes it famous in NZ). For various reasons I've not been there yet but just put in on the bucket list. We hope your next home is just as scenic. Happy New Year. xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Tigger. Happy New Year to you too xxDelete
Lovely photos. I thought I'd wished you a happy new year on a previous post but cant find it. I must be going mad.ReplyDelete
I know that feeling very well, Addy.Delete
Pretty photographs of a beautiful area .... you are lucky to live there. .... and, you can’t beat a crab sandwich 😋 XXXXReplyDelete
Especially the dark meat...yum... xxxxDelete
Looks like a lovely walk, JayCee. I haven't attempted to walk across fields since before Christmas - the mud is horrendous!ReplyDelete