A Pathway Not Taken

This morning I woke to bright sunshine which was a lovely change after the rainy windy weather that we have been having lately. I checked my phone’s weather app which advised me that it would rain later in the morning but be sunny and fine in the afternoon.

This led to a morning of household chores and holiday planning leaving the afternoon free for walking. After lunch I donned my heavy duty walking boots and set off for walk in local woodlands that I have been avoiding lately due to rain and mud.

As I walked along one of my local bridle paths I met a young lady with a young child in a pushchair and a dog by her side.

She asked me where the pathway led to, so I told her and asked her where she was trying to get to. She told me where she was heading, explaining that she was new to the area and thought she might have turned off the pathway (that I was heading towards) too soon.

I redirected her to where she should have been. She was happy that she would be able to find her way back from her newly explored pathway without turning round and retracing her steps.

After we parted I had an enjoyable walk around Apley Woods, avoiding the more muddy parts. As often happens on my walks, a dog came to say hello, leaving a tiny muddy paw-print on my leg.

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Windswept by Apley Pool

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6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 27th 2020

6 Responses to “A Walk to the Woods”

  1. Alan says:

    We’ve yet to venture in to the countryside; so much mud everywhere! It will take months to dry out – if it ever stops raining.

  2. lisl says:

    How good you were able to get a walk that was not too muddy, Cherie. It is impossible round here, except on tarmac

  3. What a lovely walk. So hard at the moment to find anywhere to walk that is not muddy!!!

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