Monday, May 31, 2010

Walk at Goodwood, Lavant area

It was time to do our monthly long dog walk so we got the map out and decided to go over to Goodwood:



We started at the ‘P’ in the top right hand corner, and walked south to East Lavant, and then back up in a big loop.  The walk was 4.5 miles and took about 1.5hours.

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We soon met these young bulls!  Merlin had a strop with them and barked at them!

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The village of East Lavant is really pretty.  I had to tear Maurice away from a rahter nice looking country pub, but even the tables outside were laid up with white napkins and cutlery – not the sort of place for scruffy old us to go in for a quick pint!  So we sat on a bench at the cricket ground and had our flask of coffee

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Walking back up the hill was pretty until we reached a field full of sheep and lambs that we had to cross!  Maurice had to keep a real tight grip on Merlin!

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The last bit was along the top and wow what a view!  These pictures don’t so it justice – the first one is looking down towards Chichester, and the second one is looking west towards the Isle of Wight, which rises out of the sea like a great big whale from this angle!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Walk along East Worthing beach

It has been a lovely day today so Idecided to take dog and camera over to other sied of town for a change

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

52 walks – A walk round my garden

Just had to do this while the Spring flowers and blossom are still out!

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This is the view from my back door

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Down the path on the left hand side. 

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The little shed at the bottom was the children’s paly house.  My Dad made it, but sadly the children very rarely played in it because of the spiders!!  We made a mistake putting it so far down the garden, it should have been nearer the house.

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I can’t go in the garden without my macro lens!  Here’s a geranium, a euphorbia and another geranium!

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Back up the path on the right hand side.  Looks like this one needs a bit of weeding!  (Actually these paths are the bane of our lives, always weedy!)

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This path leads up to the back of the little summer house up by the house.  It is our dumping ground!  The summer house is on a turntable and should swivel, but I don’t think we would get it to work now.  We sometimes sit in it and have a cup of coffee.

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And finally, here’s my greenhouse – not in the sunniest spot in the gardne as it is under the shade of a large pine tree.  At the moment it has potatoes in the border, and some bedding plants on the staging at the back.