Hastings/London

Walking in Hastings.

I managed to get out on a mid-week 11 mile walk last week to Hastings through the vast country park

 

South Bank Walkers taking it in their stride.
South Bank Walkers taking it in their stride.

 

Walking at a pace

Hastings has a massive country park and it’s been a while since I had done a walk with a group. I have still to devise a few more new walks. I followed the leader this walk. He didn’t lie when he said it was brisk.  I don’t mind walking miles but I like to stop a bit, to take in the views . If I had been leading it I would have wanted to start in the town  had lunch there and then start the climbing.This walk was pretty much pounding furiously by-passing the town and straight up to the cliffs and into the woods.Once we got out of the woods it was refreshing to have the open space and views.

Out in the open Hastings.
Beautiful – Changing sky at Hastings

 

Heading back to Hastings
over the cliffs.

It seemed to be over before it begun and I decided not to follow the leader back to the station at 4pm and just have a little wonder along the beach and watched the seagulls fishing!

Sea/Sky Hastings
Sea/Sky Hastings

 

British Summer Time

Summer doesn’t last long enough in the UK I wonder how we would be if it was summer all year? But British summer that is-so that would include summer rain instead of winter rain and it would stay light all year round?! How different it would be. I don’t feel that it’s my favourite season but I always feel I have to make the most of a sunny day, but then so do thousands of others, so it’s difficult to go to a beach or a pool without half the world showing up!.

Southern Trains continue to provide the worlds worst service. Luckily I don’t commute into London, but getting anywhere on southern trains is a bit hit and miss these days. Another strike due next week. I had a walk ‘pencilled’ in this thursday around Southampton, I Considered the amount of projects I wanted to catch up with & the trains and unpredictable weather then decided to give it a miss.

LONDON – OH LONDON!

Sometimes you just want to walk about and I Have been doing a lot of that in London.  Even just deviating a bit from the beaten track and you can feel like a tourist but  away from the main hub.

then the back of Victoria around Pimlico
The back of Victoria around Pimlico
Catching the sunset over Lambeth Bridge walking towards Vauxhall
Catching the sunset over Lambeth Bridge walking towards Vauxhall
Lambeth sunset after a few drinks in Victoria
Never mind Waterloo Sunset ! Look at Lambeth sunset.
After a few drinks in Victoria (magic)

 

 

Just to keep it all in perspective , I’d like to finish it here with a nifty little tune from Wire ….. about blogging. !

Keep on keeping on

It’s a funny old world !

 

Author: ican6380

I am an independent blogger. Learning about writing and posting on Wordpress. I have been doing this for five years. I generally find walks to go on then write about that, among other things. I have a new project in the wings, where I will publish a website promoting different types of writing. I am from the North East of England Newcastle Upon Tyne, but spent most of my adult life in London. I am interested in music, photography, landscape both urban and rural.

2 thoughts on “Hastings/London”

  1. love the Lambeth sunset!! There’s always magic in London and always new views to discover.

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