Birds, Walking & Churches

The bird table has been fairly active today. Magpies, Pigeons, the odd Sparrow and Starlings. No squirrels though, as far as we are aware – we haven’t watched the table all day. The starlings though, were well on form. One in particular did not want to share the table with any others, although happy to tolerate the sparrow. It was a real running squabble, with lots of squawking, and angry flapping of wings.

We went for a walk, along Stoke Road to the Cycle track, down to Clayhall, over to St Mary’s church. Alverstoke. I wanted to have a look at the church, one to see if there were any gargoyles, and any other symbology. I’m reading a book about ley lines, but it talks a lot about the markers on the Ley lines, and of course that has sent my brain off in a direction. I’m even thinking of getting some dowsing rods – just for the fun of it of course, they sell them on Amazon.

St Mary’s does appear to have some gargoyles, but as the church was built in 1862(ish) they are decorative rather than serving any religious function I suspect. Couldn’t go inside the church obviously. The Covid19 lockdown has seen to that. It was interesting though to have a look around. Next weekend, I may try to visit Rowner church, I believe this to be the oldest in town – more on that after the visit.

On then, with the walk. From St Marys we walked through the village to Jellicho Avenue, then down to the waterfront of Stokes Bay. Luckily the wind was from our backs, pushing us forward, It was quite breezy and a little chilly. And then the rain started. Not at all heavy, but threatening. We decided we would cut our route short by not going across to Gilkicker, but making our way back Tupe to the cycle track, to take the quickest way home.

It didn’t rain much.

It’s strange isn’t it. I have this iPad,upon which I can compose and publish a blog post. Every so often, I get the urge to be be productive, of course I know what that means, but how can I be productive on a medium that I’m barely allowed to use for work related activities? It seems, that writing a blog post satisfies the productive urge.

Published by Bill

I just want to write, but I prefer to stay away from controversial topics like politics. I am happy to confess that at the moment, I am writing for me. If you enjoy my writings, and I hope you do then that is all the better.

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