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Walking

Posted on 19 6

Walking

I’ve fallen in love. With walking! I never knew I could enjoy it so much. I appreciate that not everyone is able to get out and enjoy being able to walk, but if you are, then do it. I’ve been told that at my age, walking is the best exercise there is. It’s free, there’s plenty of fresh air and you can enjoy the scenery. Sometimes, you get to meet some very nice people too.

To start the new year off in 2018, wifey and I set off from our little house and quite simply turned left. Through the village square, past the local pub (I know, that was the hardest part) and up the lane to who knows where. It was bitter cold, wet with bouts of sunshine. We were both wrapped up warm with cameras in hand.

Photography

Photography is a shared hobby and now walking is another. I have to be honest, we had an inkling of where we were going, but in truth we were not sure. In this part of the world there are plenty of sheep and fields, many fields. One of the first sights we came across was a huge head of Buddha sat alone on the ridge of a hill. Apparently, it’s all part of a Buddhist’s Meditation Centre. They have certainly found a peaceful part of the world.

Feel Good Factor

After half a mile we came to a right turn with a signpost to the local railway station. We followed. More fields, more sheep and more rain. I don’t remember seeing one car on the narrow roads. Another half a mile and another road sign. One pointing to the railway station and the other pointing to our village. It was raining quite heavy now, but it didn’t matter. The feel good factor had kicked in.

By the time we got home, we had walked about a mile and a half. We celebrated with a fresh mug of tea.

The Benefits of Walking.

19 Responses
  • susiesopinions
    January 3, 2018

    That is great. Living in Florida there are only a few months we can walk. However, whenever I spend time at the beach, I can walk 100 miles in a week. When at home it’s the gym every day, of often 2 different ones on the same day. I maybe 70 next month, but am fitter than when I was 30. Keep it up.

    • admin
      January 3, 2018

      Thank you, Susie.

    • sunshinysa
      January 16, 2018

      Definitely an inspiration Susie… The only running/walking I do is after my husband and kids.
      So a weekly walk on the beach it will be from now!

  • Tish Farrell
    January 3, 2018

    Happy tramping, Trev and Mrs. Trev. A whole new landscape to explore.

    • admin
      January 3, 2018

      Thank you, Tish. Yes, there’s certainly plenty to explore 🙂

  • rugby843
    January 3, 2018

    Welcome back! Great picture. Walking in the country is a great treat.

    • admin
      January 3, 2018

      Thank you, Rugby. Yes, I totally agree with you.

  • luisa zambrotta
    January 6, 2018

    Interesting post and great photo!

    • Trev Jones
      January 6, 2018

      Thank you very much, Luisa. I’m hoping to post a lot more photos through the year. 🙂

  • Noel Hartem
    January 7, 2018

    Walking in the woods somewhere or on a vacant no where beach are my favorite places to be as I get older. I agree that once you get past that first 1/2 mile all the joints loosen up like an old locomotive.

    • Trev Jones
      January 7, 2018

      Thank you, Noel. You’re right and the more you do it the more enjoyable it seems. Wall to wall sunshine this morning, so I might be off for another walk very soon.

  • Hope
    January 8, 2018

    This year when the weather gets better and the sun comes out will have to get my butt moving. I keep telling myself to – Move It! Move It! Move It! 💃🏂🚲🎈

    • Trev Jones
      January 8, 2018

      Good luck, Hope. I’m enjoying every step of it. It’s been very cold here lately, but I make sure I wrap up warm and off I go. Enjoy and thank you for commenting. 🙂

  • cattalespress
    January 19, 2018

    Walking! The cure for almost everything! Great Post! Bravo!

    • Trev Jones
      January 19, 2018

      Thank you, Cattalespress, yes, I totally agree with you. 🙂

  • Covert Novelist
    January 19, 2018

    Loved that “bouts of sunshine” smirk smirk. I know it only too well.

  • restlessjo
    January 22, 2018

    Sounds good to me, Trev. Though I’m not so keen on walking in rain. 🙂 🙂 Whereabouts do you live?

    • Trev Jones
      January 24, 2018

      Hi Jo. I live about 4 miles outside Knighton which is just over the Welsh border.

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