>I tried to upload these pictures yesterday but Blogger and Photobucket were having none of it. I use Photobucket for these pictures because they take up too much room on the server space we’re allocated at Blogger.
And so yesterday I drove to Derwent Reservoir in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. It’s only 25 miles from where I live and there are lots of different walks of different lengths and for different abilities. This was an easy, 1.25 mile walk that took me just over 1 hour – and that’s with dawdling and taking pictures and just enjoying the view (when I go with the Ramblers it’s head down full throttle forward). I walked just over 3,900 steps and burned off 117 calories – feel like that should be more.
The new shoes were brilliant. They did rub, but not to the extent that I had to stop and I didn’t have to dress the feet until I got back to the car. The weather was kind; it rained all the way there, held off for my walk, then came down with a vengeance when I was back in the car eating my picnic.
Here then is the top of the (actually quite steep) beginning to the walk:
And to prove I was there – and to show off that I finally found the self timer on my wonderful Panasonic camera – here I am modeling Goldigger combats, Lonsdale T, and USA-Pro jacket. I managed to cut my lovely new shoes off:
I was really disappointed that I couldn’t get closer to the commemoration stone to the 617 “dambusters” squadron. This is behind a locked gate at the entrance to the dam, but it is opened on occasions when there is also a small museum exhibition on display:
I had a lovely walk in the fresh air, my feet aren’t at all sore today, and when I bragged about it on my Facebook, I discovered 2 friends that want to come with me next time, which is great. So this Sunday, we’re doing a canal walk in the Vale of York. I’m keeping the walks short and easy at the moment while I break in the shoes.
When I got back to the car I drafted up my “walk” article while it was still so fresh in my mind. I’ll probably gather a few together and maybe send half a dozen off at once, on spec.
This morning I spent over an hour shredding. This is why even mundane tasks need to be scheduled in. My next chore is going through a pile of clutter and making a new shredding pile. Then I have some correspondence to deal with and some publicity material to sort out.
Enjoy the pictures.