Monday, November 13, 2006

Autumn Storms Over Cakes Of Bread (Part 5)

View from the shelter.
We stopped in the shelter for about fifteen minutes, just long enough to have a drink, finish off the rest of the sandwiches and biscuits and have a chat to a couple of passing walkers also with dogs. They were heading off up the hill and from here we continued on down to the lane that leads back long the sides of the Ladybower Reservoir to the car parking area.

Grazing sheep in the dusk.
As we tramped along the lane it get steadily darker and darker until by the time reached the car it was quite dark. It would have been even darker if Tommy had his way because as we passed the door of the ranger station he was hell bent in going on in there. I’m not sure why unless he had ideas of them calling out the mountain rescue to carry him back to the car. More probable was that he could smell one of the rangers left over cheese sandwiches or chocolate cake. Anyway I managed to drag him away and we were soon back at the car. I was surely grateful of that because the little guy in my boots had managed to get hold of a chainsaw the minute we hit the lane and boy was he giving my poor heels some stick with it.
It seemed like it had been a long day but we only just managed about 10 miles, we had a good day all the same and had it not been for the trials we had to endure it would have probably been not half as much fun.


Blogger Jeanette said...

oh Bob that was a very tiring walk in the rain and wind your shoes must be drenched and i bet you got big blisters on your heels now. I bet tommies in front of a wram fire now.Keep warm im going for a cuppa now.
By the way was 40 celcuis here today bl**dy hot.

12:17 PM  
Blogger HORIZON said...

I bet Tommy was just as glad to reach the car as you were. Long walk. :)

2:48 PM  

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