October 26, 2020

A day off for my wife and I and a lovely one at that. A walk in Wiltshire followed by cooking up lunch in the van. Very grateful for it to have coincided with such good weather and autumn colours.

August 24, 2020

Another walk today, on the chalk hills in Dorset. Managed to dodge the showers. Just over 7k.

July 15, 2020

Took the day off on Monday for a family birthday. Went for a walk in a Wiltshire nature reserve we discovered last year. So very peaceful. Much needed.

June 21, 2020

Went for a short family walk on the Wiltshire Downs that turned into a respectable 6k. Wildflowers and birds and a big sky. Skylark, whitethroat, blackcap, yellow hammer, corn bunting and willow warbler. Took this photo from a long barrow. And according to the map, crossed a Roman road. History beneath our feet.

May 17, 2020

A family walk this morning. Took a trip out to the Somerset Levels, now that we are allowed to travel a bit more. Lots of birds - but no cuckoos. Swifts, sedge warblers, curlews, reed buntings, skylarks, egrets and swans. Meadows looking lovely. Lots of flowers including orchids (Southern Marsh?). Drama in the garden when we returned. Birds giving alarm calls - turned out a great spotted woodpecker was having a crack at the box where the great tits are nesting. Read more

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