|Bird footprints or arrows pointing the way?|
As usual I had my eyes peeled for treasures and we found lots!
- Bird footprints in the mud that looked like arrows
- The orange and purple contrast of crocuses
- Moss – I love the colour and the texture
- Rain drops on the water and the patterns they create
- How full the lake was compared to my last visit
- The bright yellow of some daffodils against the grey backdrop
- The old train station at Blagdon and the original gas lamps
- Finding a hoard of King Alfred's Cakes!
- The factories where Yeo Valley Yogurt is made. MASSIVE – but well hidden behind trees and mounds of earth.
- Five wild deer, which when they ran you could see their white bob tails!
Those were just a few.
|The orange and purple contrast of some crocuses|
This meant seeing other aspects of the village that I've never seen before. Usually I am on the highroad driving though. It was a real treat and I was pleased I’d changed my mind and we'd done a local walk instead of some of the coast path this time.
|Rain drops on the water and the patterns they create|
|I'm a bit of a lover of moss!|
When we got home I didn't feel too tired but I did have some sore points. My right leg (the good one) the muscle at the top was rather painful and I had some pain in my left foot (weak foot) – namely my toe and the area at the base of the toes – not sure what the term is for that! I had an Epsom salts foot bath, a rest and a cup of coffee!
|Even on a grey day the bright daffodils stand out|
Going on this training walk has made me question how much of the Brecons 2 Morwenstow trip I actually want to do on my own. Originally I thought I would be doing most of it solo and maybe being joined for some of it. I enjoyed doing the walk with Mr CA and sharing the discoveries as well as working out the route. So I think I'd actually prefer some companions to join me for most of the trip.
Have you realised you actually enjoy the opposite of what you think you might? What have you done that has surprised you? Even a small thing? Love to heard from you.
|Light starting to fade. Wild deer in a distance|
P.S the next Connect To Nature Starts 04 April. Will you be joining us for some creative adventures into nature?