I’ve fallen in love. With walking! I never knew I could enjoy it so much. I appreciate that not everyone is able to get out and enjoy being able to walk, but if you are, then do it. I’ve been told that at my age, walking is the best exercise there is. It’s free, there’s plenty of fresh air and you can enjoy the scenery. Sometimes, you get to meet some very nice people too.
To start the new year off in 2018, wifey and I set off from our little house and quite simply turned left. Through the village square, past the local pub (I know, that was the hardest part), and up the lane to who knows where. It was bitter cold, wet with bouts of sunshine. We were both wrapped up warm with cameras in hand.
Photography is a shared hobby and now walking is another. I have to be honest, we had an inkling of where we were going, but in truth, we were not sure. In this part of the world, there are plenty of sheep and fields, many fields. One of the first sights we came across was a huge head of Buddha sat alone on the ridge of a hill. Apparently, it’s all part of a Buddhist Meditation Centre. They have certainly found a peaceful part of the world.
Feel Good Factor
After half a mile we came to a right turn with a signpost to the local railway station. We followed. More fields, more sheep, and more rain. I don’t remember seeing one car on the narrow roads. Another half a mile and another road sign. One pointing to the railway station and the other pointing to our village. It was raining quite heavily now, but it didn’t matter. The feel-good factor had kicked in.
By the time we got home, we had walked about a mile and a half. We celebrated with a fresh mug of tea.