Nig had done the cliff path walk to Warbarrow Bay from Tynham carpark with his brothers and walked back up the sheer cliff the other side. They had had great difficulty with Elfin down the steep path and it had become my personal Everest. I have no idea why - I was just daunted by the prospect. I had put it off several times. The day we went to Durdle Door we were meant to do the Tynham walk but I chickened out.
Anyway, today was the day.
Now there is a nice flat path the 2/3 mile down to the bay from the car park, but that wasn't thr route we were taking. We were going up up up and then down down down. Why? Welll because we could I guess.
This was the view over the bay in the distance when we started.
And this was the view up the hills
Doesn't look much but we were heading up those hills.
But the views were fabulous as we walked (and the poctures don't show how steep it was in places)
We passed cute cows
and even saw lots of beautiful common blue butterflies
the view back down to the car park about 1/3 way up
ah - a flat bit at last
and a stitch of the view
and then the bit I had been dreading. I have knee problems and going down slopes hurts my knees. And boy was this a slope. It was steep and quite scary. the pictures don't do it justice actually and I was concentrating so hard I only took a picture of the impending drop. once walking I forgot to take any.
You can just see the drop off we were heading for.
BUT I made it and I was dead chuffed with myself too.
OK so on a scale of 1 - 10 it was probably only a 3 for most serious walkers but it was a huge achievment for me.
We came back the quick and easy way!!!!
I thought I ought to share my page for prompt 22 that went live yesterday.
I love my home town of Poole. I really do. I count myself very blessed to live in such a beautiful place. The two pictures I used are the new marina on the quay and the old town. The old Poole sign (made of Poole pottery tiles) and the new sign that is seen around the town boundaries are also photos. I also used the town crest.
Finally I have to share a gorgeous photo of my little monster boy I took just a few minutes ago. He was in the scraproom (rare as he is a bad boy in there) and sitting nicely on the windowsill.
My quote for today is
Today I am thankful for
- time off together to walk and have fun
And finally an e mail to share
It came with lots of lovely Peanuts pictures.
(This is marvelous!! Scroll thru slowly and read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)
The following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip.
You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.
Just read the e-mail straight through, and you'll get the point.
1.. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.
4 Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday.
These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies. Awards tarnish.
Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special!!
5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials..
the most money...or the most awards.
They simply are the ones who care the most