A Walking Post

My walking partner Barbara called for me at 10 a.m and we set off towards the footpaths that lead up the hill behind our house to the Albert Tower. 

I needed a view break halfway up.

You can see our house down there to the right.

It was a steep climb up and the path is quite stony and uneven in places but the view from the top is worth it. I had my trusty walking stick to give me some stability, which was very much needed.

From the tower, we walked across the field and through the gate which opens straight on the TT Course, which we needed to cross.  Usually this is a dodgy stretch of road to cross,  busy with very fast moving traffic and a sharp bend.  Today we had the opportunity to stroll down the middle of the road at our leisure as this section is closed to traffic for resurfacing before the June racing season.

We followed the path down to the reservoir , no longer supplying the town's water but popular with fishermen. 




It was then just a short walk back home for coffee and shortbread before P got me to help him chop up his tree branches out in the garden. 

I feel rather sleepy now.







20 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. Your house pops out now you live in a place with a steeple. Quite a view from up there. Lucky you needed a stop

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    1. I am out of condition so I needed lots of excuses to stop on the way up.

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  2. Did you get to have a go with the pole saw?

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    1. Oh no. I don't get to play with the big boys' toys.

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  3. Thanks for sharing that walk. I intend to visit the IOM one day to see where my father was interned.

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    1. I hope you can get over here for a visit one day. The IOM is now open to visitors again.

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  4. Great walking post. You could make the branches into fence posts.

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  5. Lovely photos and good to see more of the countryside around your home.

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    1. Thank you. It was a lovely morning for a walk.

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  6. Glad you are feeling well enough to make that hike! What a view of your beautiful Isle!

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    1. Thanks Ellen. It looks good from above.

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  7. How lucky are you to live in such beautiful scenery!It looked like a tough walk but you must be so pleased with yourself.
    Barbarax

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    1. Thanks Barbara. It felt good to be able to do a decent walk again, although I was rather cream crackered at the end!

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  8. Not only can I see your house down there on the right, I can also see Lord Peregrine hiding amidst the trees. Please would you post a picture of Albert Tower and explain its history. Thank you.

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    1. Will do. That shall be my next post, YP.
      PS my beloved husband was out running at that time of day so whoever it was down there was an interloper!

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  9. You have done a quick recovery really from all that slicing and dicing on your leg. Beautiful day and great views.

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  10. That’s some great walking land if your legs hold out. And views to die for - just be careful not to fall over the edge!
    Will you hear much of the noise when race week is on?

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    1. Cathy, I did take great care to keep away from the edge but the path is quite narrow in places.
      I expect we shall be able to hear the roar of the bikes quite clearly from here, even if I take out my hearing aids!

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