First things first: The bloody computer went down again! 486 pics downloaded from Thursday’s walk. Fortunately I’d still got ’em on the camera card. Back on the laptop!
Walked to the tunnel entrance and back. According to Google maps, it’s 5.65 miles just to Kiveton park. With the extra (about ½mile) to the tunnel entrance, I reckon the return trip’s about 12 – 13 miles.
In addition to Umnyama, Wilderness, Thomas Harold and Lazy Dreams; a new (to me) narrowboat
Rather unusually, they were a young couple who were fitting out a shell on Shireoaks Marina.
On the more pleasant side:
The top pound water looks grey and uninviting but there are some really big fish in there.
At the very end, near the tunnel, a brilliant flash of blue. I’d got the wrong lens on to capture it well but:
Until you’ve seen one in flight, you just can’t imagine the brilliance of the plumage.
I’d set out to take a full day so, in addition to the camera, I’d packed spare lenses, waterproof, sarny (Bird’s Corned beef salad), flask of coffee and two plastic bottles of Robinson’s orange juice. Unfortunately I’m not as young as I was, so by the time I got home, I was fit for nothing: flaked out straight away (after feeding hungry cats!). Thinking back, I once did 40 miles in 24 hours (Lyke Wake walk) – it’d kill me now.