We walk a few kilometers along winding residential roads with flowering shrubs, trees and cozy houses, and soon we are down by the lake. This is years and a few lock downs since I last was here, and I’m completely overwhelmed by the thoughts of all the fun and strenuous experiences that have piled up over the years. It is cold and windy. The weather is very changeable and the rain showers violent. Still, we meet people who are out and about. Soon it is pouring down with hail and heavy rain, and we hurry to shelter under some large oak trees. Another awesome moment where nature sets the agenda ⛈️😊
He gallantly stepped aside to let me pass on a narrow forest path. He told me later with a big grin that he was trying to avoid the spider webs.
If I walked in front of him, the road would be paved – so to speak. Unfortunately, I wasn’t tall enough 🤣
Your bog buddy has to be taller than you. ‘Beth from About Life and Hiking in Cumbria’ gives excellent advices how to avoid the biggest pitfalls, literally. Beth Pipe’s humor is contagious.
“You will require a “bog buddy”. A “bog buddy” is some poor sap who is conned into walking ahead of you, thus identifying the routes not to take. NOTE: for a “bog buddy” to be truly effective they need to be taller than the deepest sections of the bog.” 1.Survival tips for the bog bound
‘Lakeland Walking Tales’ introduces four books about walking. 2.Four Great Books About Lakeland Or Walking Among them is Beth Pipe’s book: ‘Gin, Cake & Rucksacks’. About a fun tour of the Lakeland distillery with Karen Guttridge, a Facebook friend.
Have fun walking. Watch out for yourself and each other. Watch out for Shelob and do not enter bogs in ‘Stealth Mode’.
We’ve had plenty of sun, for a long time. Now comes the rain and nature needs it. The weather forecast predicts heavy rainfall next week. The magnolias will probably not be the same after a week’s rain. The pictures are from today in the old Arboretum in Charlottenlund.
The arboretum was established back in 1799 to support the teaching of forest botany at the University of Copenhagen. The oldest trees are about 300 years old.