Viewing galleries from September, 2016
Jennifer and Jean led us on a saunter up from East Dean, through fields and woodland and finally to have lunch in the Fox Goes Free in nearby Charlton. The pub was very busy at first with Goodwood racegoers stopping by for a quick one before the first race, but soon cleared. The weather was very pleasant and the walk was 4.3/4 miles with 730 feet height gained.
We set off in spite of hot weather being forecast and we were well rewarded for our troubles. Jennifer had almost cancelled her walk but the sea breeze kept temperatures down until the last 1/2 hour of the morning as we turned inland. Lunch at the Old House at Home was very tasty and we were well refreshed to tackle the last mile or two back to Prinsted. We saw a strange trimaran sailing boat which seemed to be being pedalled, but it was a long way away. However Google search turned up an example and it's a Hobie Trimaran, originally made in USA. Blackberries were excellent all the way round.
Paul's walk went along some glorious Southdowns counrtyside, passing the highly productive Singleton oil well in the process. Lunch was in the Royal Oak in Midhurst. Thanks to Isabel for the super photos.
Marian's walk started at Warwick Avenue Tube station, went to Little Venice then along the Regent's Canal, past London Zoo to Camden Lock for lunch. We parted company with Jeff, Christine and Tristan at this point before retracing our steps and diverting to Regent's Park. We were able to have a second sneaky look at the animals in London Zoo before circling the Boating Lake and going past the Bandstand before stopped for a second coffee stop. Then past some still glorious roses in the park to check out how Londoners are coping in the terraced housing in Chester Terrace. One is for sale - 5 bedrooms - £13.75 million. From a nearby bus stop we caught the bus to Trafalgar Square and then walked to the Golden Jubilee Bridge to finally reach Waterloo. A great walk, full of interest, weather warm but not too hot. About 7.1/2 miles and another 1.1/2 miles on the bus, with some steps but no hills at all. Thanks to Marian and Isabel for additional photos.