Eileen: I had a great walk just roaming the back fields of Southminster, meandering the footpaths to avoid the odd dog walkers in the distance. As you say, a beautiful day to walk out with field spurting vibrant green.
Linda B: Yes you did have a beautiful day for the walk. Am sure you enjoyed it and put the world to rights……..if only!
I was enjoying ‘ essential shopping’. Such fun, but the other shoppers were all very aware of the space around them. So all good.
Perhaps we ought to have an Open Gardens day when this is over, although I need to get going on mine.
Valerie: I have been walking each day on my own as recommended. All along the foreshore.
I have my static bike in the sun lounge so I cycle and watch the river.
Not so bad while the sun shines!
Jo took this as I was passing the House boat this morning on my” government approved 1 outdoor exercise per day”. It was beautiful and I was virtually alone!
I hope you are all coping and keeping well. 😷👍🍷
Mo & Dave: we have been walking as usual with our dog along the river she has been swimming mad dog. Just have to make the most of beautiful weather
Frances: Colin and I did the same route this afternoon with me commenting about how muddy it was in December. It was a lovely sunny day then as well.
Owen: Thought I let you you know about my little walk along the West Highland Way. Your book and map were very helpful but nothing really prepares you until start walking. the first seven miles were pleasant going through country parks on good level paths and the weather was holding up. the first real test was towards the last three hours, walking up and down Conic Hill in a storm. Fortunately my new jacket proved money well spent but my waterproof trousers plus the other trekkers gear failed and we arrived at our first overnight spot with waterlogged boots. Hairdriers to the rescue.
We completed the next four days through all the weather systems ranging from bright spring sunshine (only or a few hours) to more heavy rain with sprinkling of sleet and snow. We manged the whole 96 miles except the Devils Staircase on day 4 as it was raining very hard with low cloud and visibility (this section needed good visibility otherwise go get lost along Rannock Moor.
There were several diversions due to collapsed bridges and one fallen tree proved difficult and took about 20 minutes to get over and under and over again. It was a great challenge glad to have done it. We were very lucky with the timing as Pubs/ overnight stops were closing fast. My flight home was cancelled but managed to get another.
Jacqui: I am trying to go for a walk with Viv in the mornings as we walk the dogs – 2mts apart, but at least it is company for her and someone for her to talk to who has unfortunately been through the same. It is good that we are still able to do this as I think Viv would go crazy without.
(For those of you who don’t know Bob had a very serious stroke and has been hospitalised for at least two weeks – it is serious and of course Viv can’t visit. I have sent Viv the group’s best wishes)
Joy: Paul and I had a walk down to the river and along the seawall for a little way. We had said this morning that it would have been a lovely day for our U3A walk. Hope it won’t be too long before we can start up again. When I’ve done something exciting I will write to the whole group !!
Sue & Tony: Tony and I have done about 3 miles around Southminster most days. Initially just around the roads but as things have dried up we’ve been heading across footpaths. I am so glad we haven’t been stopped from doing that – yet! It’s strange how the little things cheer you up – my highlight today was finding a box full of chocolate cake in the freezer plus I actually baked some biscuits! Keep safe and I am sure all walkers are looking forward to the time when we can walk together again
Linda McL: I’ve spent the last two days digging and weeding but I’m taking my time as I have quite a few days to fill. Also I don’t want to go mad and then not be able to move