Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
A rather earlier start with Sadie this morning - 6.50! Breakfast then a trip to Del Mar...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
A good night's sleep with a call from Sadie at 7 am. She was rather surprised to see Grandma rather than Mommycat but came for a cuddle and a story on Grandad's phone and M and B got a lie in for a while. Cereal with blueberries for breakfast then off for a walk along the promenade at Carlsbad with Sadie on her Strider bike. Excellent riding from Sadie and some very fast running on the way back which gave me some good exercise keeping up. We then went to a coffe shop for a smoothie, a chai latte, an iced tea and an americano with some deicious cakes - guess who had which drink?
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
The next flight was 5 hours and pretty grim. No media or screen and no food but time passed eventually and we arrived just after 8 pm and Ben was there to meet us at baggage reclaim. We were whisked away to Carlsbad where we met up with Madeline and had a lovely evening together before bed at around 10.30 ish. A beautiful house, so light and spacious but only a week left there before the Dalziels join the property ladder! The only disappointment was that Sadie and Norah were in bed but tomorrow is another day.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
|Our target not the starting point|
|Hybrid Map of walk|
When we reached Mill Lane, we turned left and walked up past Mill Bank and, just before The Dell, took the footpath,on the right, back towards the railway line.
Turning left,just before the path went under the railway, we walked parallel to the line until we reached an open space.
Here we fallowed the path, off to the left, reaching Broadriding Road. Turning left we walked up to, and crossed Miles Lane (B5375).
|Looking towards Hullet Hole Wood & Calico Wood|
It was a tad muddy as we cut through Hullet Hole Wood...
|Through the wood to cross the M6|
|To say Chris didn't like this is an understatement!|
It was obvious that others had walked along the edge of the field, rather than the fenced path. We followed in their steps.
|This was the buttercup overgrown path|
|Heading towards Boundary Lane|
|How the lambs have grown|
|One of a number of ponds|
|Grey Lag Geese|
The final stretch before Fairy Glen was along a new path off to the right.
As you would expect in May, there were plenty of wild flowers including...
|Arum maculatum (Cuckoo Pint)|
|Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Bluebell)|
|Caltha palustris (kingcup, marsh marigold)|
|Fairy Glen in May|
|Short rest after five and a half miles|
For family members - no we didn't see the magic cat. Perhaps next time:-)