Sunday, 14 April 2013

Running Behind

This was a walk we did back in February. I've been meaning to post it on here for a while, but I'm running behind with blog posts! We were also running behind when we did this walk! Back in February it was dark by 6.30pm. We still had several miles to walk when we ran out of daylight. It could have ended in disaster, we had forgotten to take torches (when it's dark here it really is very dark) Luckily for us there was a clear sky and an almost full moon. We completed the walk by moonlight. It was very cold -4ºc but by slowing down and treading carefully we made it back to the car. Later, our son ticked us off saying we  should have taken torches with us. He was right of course! It was reassuring to know that all the years spent as nagging parents instructing our children to 'take care' had paid off. Even if his aged parents had forgotten the rules he hadn't!
You may recognize the white cottage in the picture from previous walks we've done. At the back of the cottage is a bothy, owned by the Estate, it's used by walkers looking for shelter overnight. I needed to use the rather 'wobbly' toilet facilities and was amused to see the notice someone had thoughtfully stuck to the back of the door!

9 comments:

Marie said...

Love your latest photos, so many different beautiful scenes in one place.

Linda said...

When I saw the ice on the water I thought you meant that Spring was running behind, which it certainly has been.

How funny about crossing the common sense boundary and being told off by your son!

And as always, gorgeous photos of the North West.

rachel said...

So easy to forget how VERY dark it is in isolated places! My boarding school was a long way from street lighting, and when the indoor lights went off, it was completely black outside.
Yet our eyes adapt, and we manage somehow, although it's so easy to feel spooked!

Mac n' Janet said...

Brr! But the sky is such a beautiful blue. Our daughter is always saying things like a parent to us, makes me laugh.

christinelaennec said...

What gorgeous photos, as always. And the toilet warning made me laugh!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning photos, but they always are. Take care and enjoy the week:)

Lori ann said...

just stunningly beautiful. oh my good thing about the full moon, you must have been very relieved for that, it can be just as good as a torch sometimes!

i won a set of books by lillian beckwith and am totally immersed in your part of the world, so fasinating!

Jackie Manning said...

Wow Ann, great photographs, what wonderful scenery especially for a February day it all looks so clear!!

Hope all is well with you and Niels?
Phil lost his only sister ( aged 52) recently, we are still waiting for the inquest.
He celebrated 20 years at SSTL recently, 4 more years until he retires!!
Love to you both, Jackie.x

frayedattheedge said...

Wonderful photos, and I love the sign about the toiiet! I still remember when my son took my hand to cross the road ..... he had grown up enough to think that his Mum needed help!

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