Dec
2016

Building Bridges/Burning Bridges?

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My blogs are changing all the time some are full of stories- others are brief and to the point. Well- It’s the end of the year, and as tempting as it is to do a re-run/replay, I think the verdict is still out.  What direction I’m taking? Who knows.

Life may appear to be steady, but in reality is far from it. A big change is well overdue. I have plans in motion and circumstances will change, but unlikely to be at the strike of Midnight on New Years Eve. Oh, if only Cinderella!

I have been writing this blog since 2011 and those of you who know me may understand, that I have a lot of creative ideas I want to explore. Having made a start with various studies and projects, it is a  matter of keeping at it & finding the enthusiasm to carry on. Walking is a big help, it’s a great way to think, unwind and get out in the fresh air.

There are still hundreds of new walks to be discovered and further adventures to be had in 2017. I will be sending out a little Newsletter to some old friends, new acquaintances and others inviting you all to subscribe/comment on my blog. Plans to create a new website in 2017 with different types of writing is on the cards, so let’s see how it all pans out.

In the meantime,  here are a couple of walks done in December.

 

Brixton Circular Walk 8.5 Miles

It was a case of getting out of the house and putting one foot in front of the other. The type of day that is good for a walk. Brisk & Bright.

Walking from Brixton to Pimlico  to Chelsea and back to Brixton. 

A spontaneous 8.5 circular walk, starting at Brixton walking through the streets of Stockwell, over Vauxhall Bridge stopping at The Tate Gallery Pimlico. We took a break at The Tate to browse at the huge collection of Turner paintings.  I hadn’t realised the Tate had such a large collection, and it’s all for free.

(Some weeks later after seeing the Turner exhibition, I caught up with the film Mr Turner made by Mike Leigh, starring Timothy Spall.  It was highly entertaining, although I’m not sure how autobiographical it is!.)

Vauxhall Bridge in the Winter Sunlight

 

Carrying on after The Tate we continue, keeping to the North side of the river; alongside The Embankment- past Grosvenor bridge, across Chelsea Bridge, down into Battersea Park up to Clapham and finally back to Brixton.

 

MI6 Unfortunately no sight of Pierce Brosnan on a speed boat!

 

Looking back at Grosvenor Bridge Wandsworth

 

Seagulls Swooping into land towards Chelsea Bridge

 

Seasalter to Whitstable & back.

An old Favourite easy walk was a five-mile circular walk on  boxing day. A short drive to Seasalter the day after Xmas. As tempting as it was not to bother it really helped to get rid of the hangover -face to face with a  brisk wind and a chill I hadn’t felt in a while.

Beautiful Landscape at Seasalter

A return walk from Seasalter to Whitstable is only about a five-mile walk, very manageable,  & very refreshing. As always Whitstable is very busy and we stopped there to have a coffee in town and later a sandwich at the Harbour.

 

Tonight I will be dining at The Morpeth Arms at Millbank with a viewing room to watch the fireworks. Inevitably I will end up on Vauxhall bridge at some point in the night!!

 

All the best for 2017

 

As always Keep on Keeping on..x

 

Do look out for new walks on my Up & Coming Walks Page.

 

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