447 Out for a (cold) walk

OK, so I did this with as free iPhone app called Snapseed. It is Brilliant, I’ve been wanting yo do this for ages. OK it’s not perfect and it is a little bit fiddley, but I am very pleased with the result.

Tuesday Morning, I wake up, the heating hasn’t kicked in yet, so it’s quite cold in the room, but having put the winter quilt on the bed, that is very snug. Looking at the clock I have about 5 minutes before I normally get up for a walk, not really enough time to look at the news, it’s just a matter of laying there and watching the minutes flick across, and then it is 0535, at this point I usually have a little bit of an internal struggle, between my body, which really wants to stay in bed, and my brain which is quite keen to go for a walk. By now I’ve been able to hear if it’s been raining, so I am running out of excuses and i decide to get up.

Stepping out the front door, it’s the coldest it’s been for quite a while, but I look up, and have a beautiful view of Orion, that sets me off. It’s a bit of a brisk walk, and probably about 3/4 of a mile to the high street by the route I take, I have a look at my watch there to see how I’m doing time-wise. Getting on to the street any time between 0600 and 0605 is good, I don’t think I’ve ever done it before 0600, but that isn’t a problem. Unless I pause somewhere looking for photo opportunities, it probably takes me 7-10 minutes to get down to the waterfront. I’ll loiter here for a bit, there are usually two or three people whom I see on a regular basis and say good morning, and sometimes stop for a chat. Occasionally soembody will stop and ask me what I’m doing – I like that.

From there I will walk past Trinity Church up to the Cockle ponds, I pause there sometimes for a picture – the header picture was taken very near there. Usually there is some wildlife along these bits, typically squirrels. I’m waiting to see if the jelly fish come back to the ponds, but I don’t think that will be until spring.

Heading up South Street, I turn on to Stokes Road and start heading back towards home. All in, it’s a distance of about 3 miles, and is usually a very nice start to the day.

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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