today I've woken up full of cold and I feel generally...bleugh. ( auto correct wants to change that to Lughole...Ha ha. I feel a bit better already :0)
Another reason I am smiling despite the lurgy is I finally have a new keyboard for my ageing desktop. Hurray. I was struggling on with the old one despite it missing half the letters as I typed. That made blogging a very long process.
Another issue I had was being unable to see thumbnails when selecting photos to add to a post. Middle son has sorted that for me. Double yay
To celebrate ( and because I don't feel like doing much else at the moment) here are a few pictures from a walk I did the other week.
I drove to the start point quiet early one sunny Wednesday morning and parked by Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, where they kindly let you park for a small offering.
After a short wander through the quiet Rose gardens I set off on this 5 mile walk. Through the neatly tended grounds.
Then along the road to find a footpath.
I loved the view of the Charnwood countryside here.
And wandering through woodland on a sunny day is always a joy.
This was the second walk I had tried from this thrifted walking guide ( the first is HERE )
It's a bit hit and miss following a guide book that is so out of date . Where stiles are described there are often gates.
Happily Blackbrook Reservoir was still a pretty landmark on the route.
Ummm, Fenney Windmill was not looking it's best. Great to see restoration work happening though.
I love noticing the signs of the changing seasons as I walk.
And the route was not too overgrown.
This stroll down a traffic-less lane was very pleasant, though the guidebook describeed stunning views. Had I taken a wrong turn?
Hawthorn berries are always a happy September sight for me.
The route had rather too much road walking for my liking, though this part was pretty.
And here I climbed up to another described viewpoint only to find that had long since disappeared. What a shame. Maybe in winter?
There's always something to make you smile when you brave an expedition into unknown territory though :0)