I’ve been cooped up all weekend as I came down with some sort of cold/flu and thought it best to rest with a view to recovering. Most unfortunate, as it has turned out to be a great weekend weather wise.
Anyway, now that I’ve installed the new Facebook profile timeline, using downtime to re-familiarise myself with everything I’ve written on Facebook since joining in 2006. I’ve also spent a great deal of time looking through my photographs. Below is one of my favourites taken while on a hike to view the Seven Sisters.
If you’re not familiar, the Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex and are just beautiful. On this particular day back in May when we visited, it was very windy but still very picturesque.
You can view more of my pictures from this hike via my Facebook Eastbourne, Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs & Brighton album.
More and more, I just love, love, love the great outdoors. And today, I went on another great hike from: Milford to Haslemere, Surrey. All total, walked about 13 miles in search of Devil’s Punchbowl a large hollow of dry sandy heath to the west of Hindhead in southern England.
“Legend has it that the devil spent his time tormenting the god Thor by pelting him with enormous handfuls of earth, leaving the great bowl that visitors can see today. In reality the large depression was created by erosion as water percolated down and hit an impervious layer of clay. A large number of small springs sprung up across the area as the water pressure built up.”
Additional photos from this very picturesque hike can be viewed in my Facebook Devil’s Punchbowl: Milford to Haslemere album!
Another reason for walking what by most standards is an excessive amount in one day on Saturday was the weather. There was talk of rain on Sunday. Heck, it’s one of the reasons why I was home at the weekend.
You see I was supposed to be at Britchcombe Farm in Oxfordshire with about 125 other people camping and hiking. But I backed out because of the rain. The reality is that as much I like the great outdoors, I am not interested in camping when it’s wet — especially in England where it’s typically a damp wet that just seeps into your bones.
Anyway, while on Saturday’s walk which I did at a leisurely pace, I took tons of pictures – around 325 to be exact. Below is one of my favourites.
You can view more in my Around Bromley: Nature Facebook album.