2 friends and the coast to coast walk

Hooray! Back on track with the walking! by gleavem
February 11, 2008, 12:34 pm
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We managed a walk this weekend, hooray! We have been particularly lame the last couple of weeks, as you may have noticed! My parents were visiting, and luckily they’ve been doing a fair bit of walking recently, so on Sunday we took a nice stroll around Sandwich.  We started from the Quay, and headed out on the White Cliffs Country Trail to meet up with the Saxon Shore Way.  We traversed the Royal St Georges Golf Course (avoiding any golf-related injuries) to arrive at the sea, walked along the coast a little and then turned back inland just before the Sandwich bay estate.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, glorious sunshine all the way, and not a cloud in the sky. We saw lots and lots of sheep and lambs (seemed quite early for lambing), but not as many birds as we’d thought, and also a chap in a microlite – he must have had some great views! We passed the Sandwich bird observatory and headed towards Worth.  Then it was decision time…lunch in Worth (two lovely pubs, but we were worried they’d be full) or lunch in Sandwich (lots of pubs). We opted for Sandwich as the thought of no lunch was too much to bear, especially as Dad hadn’t had any breakfast! So at Temptye Famrhouse we turned NW back to Sandwich.  All in all, we walked for 2hours, and our map measurer tells us it was ~5miles, so not a marathon, but at least it was something! Then we had a lovely lunch in the Red Cow, and an ice cream back at the car (mint magnums all round!).  What a nice day! Thanks Mum & Dad!



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Loveley blog Michele and Sid. Looking forward to your account of the BIG walk!!
Lunch must have been quite substantial looking at your Dads girth yesterday. Is that what they call a ‘Pudding Belly’!!! Think he enjoyed it.

Comment by John Willens

I, too, just went for a walk around my own neighborhood. Nothing like yours, from the sound of it. But I did get a glimpse of a coyote that has been camping out in our neighborhood for almost a year now. I live in Colorado (USA) and tomorrow we’re expecting a big snow storm. Today is the calm before the storm – about 60 degrees (farenheit) and just beautiful. Had to take advantage of it! Keep walking, you motivate me to get going too!

Comment by Donna

Thanks John, I’m guessing you work with my Dad?! You should tell him to get on here and comment too!

Glad we’re inspiring you Donna! A coyote…now that’s wildlife! We’ve had almost no snow in SE England, but A LOT of fog recently as you can see from Sid’s most recent post!

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