Yesterday, after a not particularly constructive day,
I felt I - in the words of Bilbo Baggins - needed to
'Go On An Adventure'.
Moss agreed, so when it was time to meet Youngest, Moss and I set off with a plan -
well ok, the plan was mine but she was so dizzy and excited
that we could have done anything and she'd be happy!
Our micro-adventure ingredients were:
take away teas,
(from the local nature reserve cafe)
clues and a pen
(for a spot of geocaching)
and the camera.
Youngest of course is always up for an adventure...
...and despite being stiff and walking like a wind-up clockwork toy
(he's taken up running)
we set off, following footpaths old and new.
Moss. needless to say, was d.e.l.i.g.h.t.e.d!
We found what we were looking for,
quickly signed the log book (in this case a slip).
And even more happily, we bagged another cache.
There are few round here, think we'll gently collect them
when weather and time permit.
There was something special about walking with my son
through damp autumnal woods,
sipping hot tea from cardboard tumblers,
watching a dog charging around in the mud.
It turned a rather mediocre day
in to one far nicer.
It certainly set me up for my next painting.
Now that can't be bad :)
#art #walking #geocachinguk