Walks of the Pandemic

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Had a fantastic walk on Saturday, it was spring-like weather, just gorgeous. The calm after the storm..

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Recent walk in a thick winter fog. You have to take the pandemic walks when you can

The fields were empty (and foggy) so a chance to try some minimalist photography
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The church looked better with a sprinkling of snow
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Passing a local car park at dawn and the lights were creating some wonderful patterns in the cold fog
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Walked to the pandemic. Well, sort of. Contents of the bottle went in my arm today. 28 days from now a second dose. Patience and pandemic both start with “p”.
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Walked to the pandemic. Well, sort of. Contents of the bottle went in my arm today. 28 days from now a second dose. Patience and pandemic both start with “p”.
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My daughter just got one today too.
You do know that the vaccine is filled with nanobots that will allow the government to not only track your movements but also see and hear through your eyes and ears?
 

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My wife and I took a walk on the University of Pittsburgh campus today. What I saw mostly was the 'locks of love' on the Panther Hollow Bridge. My usual reaction to locks of love is - "get an original idea." But I found these visually interesting, so I share.

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Another pandemic walk in dry freezing weather across the vale of York

First stop is a small picturesque village


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There were bulbs trying to push through the frozen ground:
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Only the farm machinery added any colour to the scenery
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Went past a maize field and was surprised to see that the frozen cob was still on the maize:
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The best part of the walk in the cold dry weather is that as dusk arrives, the sunset is usually a good one:
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Although I've managed a few short bikes during this latest UK lockdown, today was the first chance I've had to get out and enjoy a bit of scenery.
So, armed with my Olympus TG5 Tough camera off I went.
Once I'd headed inland away from the cool sea breeze the sun came out and it was a balmy 10 degrees or so.
I was just passing this driveway when I noticed a splash of white and discovered the first snowdrops I've seen this year.
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A mile or so on, I noticed some cattle. I reckoned the calf was perhaps only a day old, so I didn't want to disturb it (and Mum) by getting any closer.
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There's usually a fine display of colour along the drive of Lochturffin, but I was a bit early, with only these two clumps of crocus in flower.
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And as proof I was pedalling and not driving, I took advantage of a selfie opportunity.
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At Lochturffin, there's usually a lovely display of colour. Unfortunately I was too early, with only two clumps of crocus in flower.

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To prove I was pedalling and not driving, I took advantage of a selfie opportunity.

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On this western Atlantic coast, it's rare to find established trees, but this lane had some fine examples.
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Though look across the fields and you see what happens when some are exposed to the westerly winds.
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While others, like this Hawthorn, have an even tougher time surviving.
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The recent storms, with record levels of rain have left some field entrances rather "gloopy" thanks to the farm machinery.
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While others have fared better, like this one, where a new gatepost has replaced the rather more geological one.
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As I climbed higher the views opened out, where I noticed these sheep were enjoying the sunshine too.
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A bit further along is a farm, where the owners are a trifle eccentric and obsessive, so I was wary of actually stopping to take any photos.
However, as they were apparently filming me, I thought I'd capture them too.
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Turning around, I spotted these hens and admired the colours on the cockerel.
However, seeing the old knife embedded in the tree trunk, I don't fancy his chance of a long life!
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I'd planned to turn back for home from there, but decided to press on to the village, though I was pretty sure I wouldn't be able to get any supplies to keep me going.
It looks like I'd got there just after closing time.

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And even the village pub was closed due to the pandemic.
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There was nothing to do but carry on, and another ten miles brought me to the glimpse of home (I live just beyond the castle) and journey's end.
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Thanks for accompanying me on my latest escapade.
Let's hope it's not too long before we can all enjoy a bit more freedom. :friends:
 
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Walk this evening ...
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Yes! This is @Crdome.

We were appropriately social distanced here. Just stacked up by telephoto optics here.
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This descent was unplanned and was closer than I had wished. But at this point it was unavoidable.
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Find the currawong

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Eucalyptus trunk

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Harley, 11 weeks old ...

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