Sunday, August 23, 2009

My Plumb is Most Definitely Tuckered

Get a load of me...in the last week I have covered at least 25 miles along the coast to a wetland nature reserve, north to an Iron age hill fort, an ancient yew tree forests and burial grounds and now today, as once again the sun most certainly had his hat on, the very picture postcard town of Arundel.

The 11th Century Castle....used as a filming location for The Young Victoria, The Madness of King George, The Prince and the Pauper and...um....Bargin Hunt


I wandered past the boating lake and into the downland park and took on the circular route over the hills, dodging grazing sheep and the inevitable by product of grazing sheep...


Returned to the lake area which I pitched up on a hillside whilst eating sarnies and watching the world go by....and the boaters go, mainly, in circles


Then I ambled along the River Arun a spell for some cracking views of the castle


before returning to the town centre where an open air festival was being held...


And did some vole spotting on the river bank while waiting for my lift home....In all a most enjoyable day...


I did however miss John Barrowman (oh yes, Captain Jack himself) who was at the castle last night in concert...so close and yet so far.....and when I finally returned home my poor trainers, which were already rubbing through at the sole, had completely worn through at the seam also creating some much needed air-conditioning...hey-ho, they have served me well....best buy some new ones before the rains from tropical storm Bill reach us since I'm not too keen to experience trench foot.

2 comments:

Firefly mom said...

Once again, plenty of fabulous photos! Keep this up and I'll save a bundle on the actual travel costs because you'll have shown me all there is to see ;)

Just kidding. I'm still coming. I'll be sure to bring a backup pair of shoes, though!

Emma said...

If I could get paid to go out and explore the countryside I'd be a very happy bunny....as long as they can ensure sunny days to go exploring in of course ;-)