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25/11/2021

Down to the sea and the sky

The question is - how to top yesterday's walk?

Well, that was easy - do another one, only this time add in the sea and the sky, include woodlands and monuments, count on the sunshine and top up with the freshest of fresh air and the best of company (oh yes and take a dilly dog!)


We started at Eaves Woods again except we turned left into the woodland - opposite to yesterday's path and meandered our way gently upwards to the summit where there is a monument for Queen Victoria's golden jubilee, dated 1887. 

Despite several folk milling about, there was a gentle silence as we all appreciated the view over Silverdale and the sea. The crisp blue light filled the sky with silvery clouds drifting across the horizon.
 
We dropped off the crest and back into the trees, following the path down to the coast. Meandering through pretty lanes and wistful cottages we stumbled on a long coastal stretch of open access - which to non uk folk means land you can walk on without restriction or pathways at your own risk but equally for your own pleasure. And what a pleasure it was. We found ourselves a limestone outcrop and sat down, poured a large mug of tea and nibbled - yes you guessed it - fruit cake. We gazed over the sea and watched Eider duck and cormorants bobbing on the gentle swell while the sun left the most glorious glittering light on the water. 


We lingered in the sunshine - on a surprisingly warm afternoon for November - for quite a while. Moss, muddy and happy was asleep leaning up against my back, it seemed a shame to move on, but we knew we must and besides there was so much more to explore and discover!

Around the corner the track dropped right down to the sea, past Jenny Brown's Point where Moss just had to have a dip which had the wonderful 'side affect' of removing most of the mud! 
We returned to the track which lead to a set of pretty cottages known as Brown's Cottages. Just past them was a huge limestone chimney - which apparently was built (mistakenly) as part of a copper smelting mill in 1780. 


The path followed inland along the estuary towards the nature reserve we'd watched the murmurations the night before then it dipped back in and out of woodland and past more lovely houses and gardens.
As we walked Moss dragged me over to a lady to say hello (not something Moss does normally) and we ended up chatting to a sweet old dear, for about 20 minutes, who reminisced about her dogs who'd both reached the ripe old ages of 14 and 15.

After five hours of glorious walking we finally returned to the van and guess who was there?!?!

It was only the robin - professing it's extreme state of starvation and that it had not EATEN for A WEEK! So I crumbled some cheese and fruit cake .. 


Regretfully but replete we set off back for home - we'd had an amazing micro adventure over the last couple of days, glorious walks, beautiful scenery and we left behind a rather well fed con artist!!



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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Kate … what glorious weather for November. Looks like we could be battening down the hatches this weekend. I love the monument 😃

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    1. Well, it was glorious weather! Storm Arwen is screaming around the house as I type right now!

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  2. I suspected from your Silvery Blue post that you weren't far from Silverdale and Jenny Brown's Point - possibly Jack Scout? It sounds like another lovely day, I love the second photo and the one of Moss in the chimney - and that robin looks quite plump to say he hadn't eaten for a week! :)

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    1. Spot on Eunice! I love that you can ID the walks by descriptions alone - brilliant!

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  3. Fabulous walk. Clearly Moss "knew" that elderly lady needed a chat and some company. . .

    The cousin of your Robin lives here and despite an unlimited quantity of fat balls (replenished daily), tells me everytime I garden that s/he is barely surviving on the brink of starvation.

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    1. It was a really good walk and yes Moss 'knew' and we bowed to her superior knowledge :) haha those pesky (starved....not) Robins!

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  4. What a beautiful walk. I now feel that a walk along the shore will be imminent for me. Xx

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    1. Definitely recommend the amazing healing properties of a shore walk - the sooner the better too xx

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  5. Beautiful photos - so different from my home county - thank you for sharing them

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    1. Thank you Sue - I find that the variety of terrain in such a small country so diverse that it amazes me :)

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  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely. That poor robin does look starved.... You must go back soon and feed it again. I've been near Silverdale but never walked there so your walk has made up for this! x

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    1. I agree - that 'poor' robin will need feeding up! hahaha

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  7. Thanks for sharing your micro adventure. It has been an adventure for me too as we can't really get out much with all the nonsense surrounding everything we do & places we go. Thank you again, take care & hugs.

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