On your walk today..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Katherine, 5 Aug 2015.

  1. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Day 2- a loop from Glencolumbkille to Port along the coastal path and back via the road. Think it's in excess of 30KM. A bit wet at times.

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  2. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Funny story for today. It wasn't the best weather for doing this and met just one other nutcase - a Lithuanian girl. Probably the only two people out and about in hundreds of acres of nothing and we managed to walk into each other - what are the odds!

    I was walking close to the side of one of the old coastal look out towers and turned the corner around the front of it and she was crouched down trying to light a fag in the wind and we collided.
     
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  3. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    My walking route today is one I have taken around 5 times a year for the past 20 winters. I am a voluntary counter for the BTO (BritishTrust for Ornithology) and have been allocated a stretch of coastline of the Moray Firth and am required to count all of the wading birds and some other species seen, on dates specified by BTO. The walk usually takes about 3 hours and is roughly timed to start at half tide and finish at High Water. I then submit details of my count to a local coordinator by email. Following high winds yesterday, there were some big seas which affected the distribution of the birds along the shore as some roosting places were awash or affected by spray. Species seen today were redshank, turnstone, curlew, shag, oystercatcher and various ducks.
    More volunteers are always welcome throughout the UK and volunteers are not called upon to do any other chores like fund raising or campaigning.
    A little more detail here https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/webs/taking-part
     
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  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Yes, and..........?

    I thought you had been walking in the Scottish Highlands near me when I first looked at your pics:smile:
     
  5. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    We had a chat for a while but no romantic encounters to report :sad:

    There are definite similarities but it's the west of Ireland.
     
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  6. mybike

    mybike Grumblin at Garmin on the Granny Gear

    OK, so I don't live in a spectacular part of the country, but we're dog sitting, and needs must.

    Well actually I'd been wanting to get out on a walk for a while, and despite it being a walk I've done many times, we enjoyed it.

    Last winter, this path was incredibly wet, with puddles all along it. Now it's much better. It skirts a scout camp, where all seemed quiet, although there were some erected tents. Unusually we met no other dog walkers & Tom enjoyed freedom to smell nearly all the way along.

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    A short stretch of road and then onto the this huge open field. Sky larks were singing, a bird of prey was seen in the distance, light aircraft and helicopters over flew.

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    And Tom had a grand old time exploring the harvested field.

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    However, on a previous occasion Tom's fascination with something chest deep and muddy distracted him enough for him to be missing for an anxious half hour. This time he remained firmly on the lead.

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    Out the other side of the wood and onto a field so full of stones that it is amazing crops can grow!

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    Then over another road and onto a third harvested field. About halfway across Tom stopped, pricked up his ears and looked back the way we had come. I looked but could see nothing. A little later some youthful runners appeared at the top of the hill, passed us and took the road I was about to cross. Tom behaved well and mostly ignored them, tho' I did notice one young lady smiling in his direction.

    All in all, a pleasant walk for us both, though I did forget my GPS and only switched on the HR half way round.

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    Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
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    As I'm going to be off the bike for a while I'll be doing lots of walks instead.

    I won't be able to drive either, so I'll be doing lots of utility walking and bus rides as well.

    2 days ago was the first time that I felt up to going out and I needed some flowers to thank a neighbour for doing me a favour. I walked up to the local petrol station and guess what they no longer sell ? - flowers ! So I carried on down the main road to a local co-op on a path that I'm used to cycling on. On the way back I decided to investigate a path on the other side of the fence. What a delightful surprise to find a pretty tree lined pathway.

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    Today I walked down to the woods for a lovely Autumn Amble.

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    I followed the path parallel with the brook as far as the damn. The tunnel under the motorway had some bright graffiti that I photographed for Booze and Cake - some ducks on the brook below.

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    I met a colleague from work here. She'll be able to tell everyone at work that my hands are pretty useless still and she saw my left hand in the sling I use to steady it when walking.
    The damn was looking lovely in the light and plenty of water birds enjoying some bird seed .

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    Then I explored a path I'd not taken before that eventually came out back by the motorway and some steps down to the loop line. I've walked and cycled the loop line so many times without knowing where those steps came from!

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    Having a rest at the bottom, I met a couple who I know from the other cycle club and who are also marshals for the park run that goes that way. So I walked up with them which was nice. They shared reassuring stories of friends who've recovered from similar injuries.

    Missing my bike rides but great to get out and about appreciating nature, and good for my wellbeing.
     
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    Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    Longest walk so far - 4.7 miles. Glad I waited until later in the day because the sun came out and completely transformed the scenery.
    I decided to walk down a newer part of the loop line that leads to the guided busway. I discovered a side path and a lovely hidden gem of greenspace.

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  9. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds



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    Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
  11. simonali

    simonali Guru

    Two days before I did the Devon C2C walk back in June we had our dog put to sleep. He had been to both the start and finish points in his lifetime, so I collected a green stone from Wembury beach and a red one from Lynmouth to signify go and stop and when I got back I buried his ashes in the garden and placed the stones there.

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    We still have another dog, so I go out for a walk far more often than I go for a bike ride and have hundreds of photos I've taken whilst doing so. I'll have a look through them and post some nice ones here later...
     
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  12. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Banana

    Location:
    Midlands UK
    Recently I have been walking past cars that have been clamped :rolleyes:
     
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  13. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    That looks like WW. :smile:
     
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  14. OP
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    Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    I'll have to start rounding up the miles like I do for the cycle challenges.
    I did a 3.9 miles walk and went to watch the park runners. Lots of people to say hello to, from my cycle club, my school, a couple of relatives, friends from when my kids were at school and even a CCer @stephec :hello:

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  15. DCBassman

    DCBassman Veteran

    Location:
    Tavistock
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    Zipped out during a dry bit...
     
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