Jil, Jake, Karl and I set out on this years project – the North Downs Way. We left the car in Guilford at a small station in the suburbs, so had to change twice to get to Farnham and the start of the walk.
It was a little confusing at Guildford station which platform the train went from, and we couldn’t find anyone to ask, so I pressed the button on the ‘Help’ station, expecting it to go through to an office somewhere – and a very, very loud bell rang out over the whole station. We fell about laughing, but got no answer – luckily Karl had internet connection on his phone and found out which train we should be on. I want one! A phone with internet connection, not a train. Although…
We bought sandwiches from a petrol station which had put a gate from the walk so they could lure walkers in – good idea.
There is only so much you can say about walking – and we walked!
We saw the following:
A very strange bench – we couldn’t work out what it was meant to be at all – luckily on the back there was a label saying it was a bee orchid.
We watched a lady doing tai chi by a llama – I tried very hard to get a picture but all I managed was some very clear hedging hiding a red and white blob – I will never make a living as a paparazzi.
Here is a picture of Jill letting out an evil ringwraith or similar from the bowels of the earth – we told her not to take the lid off!
We went past mossy banks and through squelchy leaves,and past savage dogs guarding this fantastic house –I took the picture by holding the camera over the 8 foot wall – luckily didn’t get my hand bitten off, the dogs must have been just out of shot of the camera.
Someone had made a house in a tree – complete with little milk bottles left in the garden.
We stopped for a drink at a pub in Puttenham, where I left my walking poles, and meanly sent Jake back for them as he is the one who needs to get the fittest.
Jill had fun playing on a sand heap.
We got into Guildford and had a drink at a pub near to the river before heading home.