Hello All you lovely walkers
Summer is doing a good job of hanging about, I’m recuperating from an op but I need to get out and about still.The turmor has been taken out of my neck/jaw ouch ( yes it still hurts & still healing) but I can still walk. My ear and side of the face are still numb and the wound is leaking particularly when I eat, something to do with the saliva glands. I have been struggling to maintain the need to take it easy & to get out and get some exercise and fresh air. It has been good to catch up with what other people are doing on-line, other bloggers and in particular the 365 project (photography) and Pinterest I love. Also reading Blog inc by Joy Deangdeelert Cho and WordPress to go by Sarah Mcharry to broaden my knowledge of blogging.
I decided to make the most of the late summer good weather and had a really interesting walk with the South Bank Group . A really good bunch of people. We started at Bermondsey a linear 5 mile walk going through Southwark Park via Rotherhithe, some of which is by the river onto The Thames Path,with fantastic views of London. Of course I didn’t have my camera, but I will go back.
Many “nooks an crannies” and historical reference points to the Docks; Russian Dock, Lavender Dock, good old Surrey Docks, to name a few. So many references and stories were told and someone had some old photos of the Docks from 1969 which was quite interesting. The leader Roger Aylward had an in-depth knowledge of the area and has lived in London 50 years and in Bermondsey the last 10 years. It was a large group and a really sunny day, so we meandered at a very slow pace stopping at frequent points for historical talks about the Docks & just to admire the stunning city landscape.
I am leading my first walk on September 14th.
It is the Seven Sisters walk or the Ups and Downs of the Seven Sisters as it is often called. A linear walk from Seaford via East Dean
Here I enclose a couple of pictures from June of the Seven Sisters
YOU CAN BOOK UP TO 3 MONTHS ADVANCE FOR THIS TICKET BUT CAN ONLY DO IT ONLINE. if you do this it will cost £16.50 and this is for any station from London and any bus service in the south downs way. We need to take a bus to East Dean as part of the route so this is a good deal. email me for further details.
I would like to share a fellow walkers experience and sponsor details for anyone who may be interested. Madelon is a regular walker and member of a walking group in North London. Although normally I think you sort sponsorship out first Madelon, but here goes!.
“As some of you may know, this month I walked the entire length of the Cotswolds Way and only fell over once.I walked 100 miles from Chipping Camden to Bath averaging 12 miles a day over 9 days and it was very strenuous – the total uphill walking added up to a surprising 10,600 feet. . In doing this I hope to raise money for 21st Century Tiger – a charity which aims to prevent tigers becoming extinct in the wild. The tiger population has dropped from 30,000 just 20 years ago to approximately 3000 in the wild today. A dead tiger is worth £100,000 to a poacher so it isn’t surprising they are being killed every day.3 sub-species are already extinct and 11 countries have no tigers left. The remaining tigers now live in just 7 % of their historic range. By saving cats, the impacts are far reaching and conserve vast landscapes upon which many species depend, including humans.”These quotes sum up the reason I am fundraising for tigers:-
“Future generations would be truly saddened that this century had so little foresight, so little compassion, such lack of generosity of spirit for the future that it would eliminate one of the most dramatic and beautiful animals that this world has ever seen” – George B. Schaller (field biologist).
“Saving the tiger is a test. If we pass, we get to keep the planet.” Marjorie Stoneman Douglas (conservationist)
If you could be kind enough to donate any amount however small please visit my Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Madelon-Lyle Thanks for reading this. Madelon