Oct
2012

Thinking about walking- thinking about writing!

Seaford to Glynde

GIANT MUSHROOM

 

I wasn’t sure how Rural Sussex would photograph especially it being Autumn and the colours being so vivid, but I quite like the effect. I know you can use effects on most smartphones to Black & White, but I vouch that film is very different to digital and has a different outcome. Well at least in printed format,

Seaford to Glynde

Walking takes a certain amount of stamina, this was an 11-mile walk in Sussex starting at Seaford to Glynde all in the countryside. We walked up Northwards inland over vast open spaces and quite hilly in parts.We had glorious autumn weather that day but still, the earth was damp with residues of rain from the previous nights of heavy rain. 

A few of us fell over including myself, as parts of the walk were chalky and damp downhill and we kept skidding.

My legs were hurting and I was too hot, covered in mud! preoccupied about not having the right walking gear and annoyed that I had burned my only pair of walking trousers in a rare ironing frenzy!

Such is life.

The walk started at Seaford over the downs, walking in the countryside to Berwick Church, I had mentioned the church on my first blog, as we walked there from Charleston House.

After a pub lunch, the group seemed to split into the Fast and Slow Walkers, I assigned myself to the fast group but we had to keep stopping to wait for the others in case they got lost. I’m sorry to say, but that got very tedious after a while.

Romantic Berwick Church Autumn 2012

I have to walk everywhere now

I am from Newcastle but have lived in London now longer than I lived in Newcastle.. Still, it was my old stomping ground and I still truly love the centre of Newcastle with its magnificent bridges. I have been revisiting in the last few years.


 

We tried to walk to the now famous Cluny music venue on the Friday night we arrived, it seemed such a lovely romantic walk along the Tyne, however, we were on the wrong side of the river, going in the wrong direction!

We backtracked & opted for a gig in the Westgate Road Newcastle, near my old primary school; A Ramones cover band was due to play.

We slipped into the Art Centre next door where they were having Tango lessons! We had a beer and watched that while waiting to see the Ramones cover band. Some contrast!

 

Best Wishes
Julie

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