Where now? looking for inspiration and new walks.
Sometimes things happen fast and other times not so. In a period of 3 months back in the late 80s, we had written a set; created a rehearsal studio/recorded a demo, & Where Now was one of the songs I came up with. A friend of the drummer organised a video shoot for a live gig but due to illness couldn’t do the gig so we stepped in, I still have the video, now transcribed to DVD. It always makes me happy to recall that story. I was full of hope and ambition.
Revisited NYC under my belt, Where now?
Is still the question, & as always the future is uncertain. So what is happening with the walking? I’m making plans. It’s Autumn and the weather has been good. As a starter, I have renewed my My Network Rail Card, so that’s a 1/3 off all journeys a good deal.
Got down to Birchington on Sea & walked to Margate, a blustery day with the weather changing every five minutes.
Seeing the dramatic effect on the colour of the sea and sky it’s easy to imagine why Turner loved painting the view. The Turner Gallery itself was under construction, but a couple of new exhibitions are opening soon so planning on returning before the end of this year. We clocked up over 10 miles on this walk. Enjoyed a nice lunch at Margate Harbour, and a beer in a bar overlooking the sea. Then walked back to Westgate on Sea and had a couple of beers in the micropub.
Day to Day Walking
It just takes a bit of effort to walk daily. My general walking day-to-day has increased, partly as I have been spending time in Eltham in October and commuting during the week to Denmark Hill; a 25 minute walk each way to and from the station. If I add a little walk at lunch time, then if going anywhere after work, I find I’m easily walking 4- 5 miles a day.
I did cycle last week to work from Brixton and have found I really don’t enjoy it anymore, I think doing the same thing too long is murder for the soul. 12 years is enough. When I start my career break, I can easily cycle, walk, or roller-skate should the fancy take me. Not having to go to Denmark Hill for 3 months will be thanks enough.
Part of the Green Chain Walk cuts through this park linking to other boroughs.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to a weekend in Torquay to visit my brother and nephews, then back to London to get cracking on the various projects that have been on the back burner for far too long.
Watch this space for more talks about walks among other things.
love and peace
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