The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

East to West Photos: Day 4

23 March (0736-1450)
Distance: 15.5 miles (New Hainford to Swanton Morley)
Weather: wall-to-wall sunshine

Having taken our life into our hands by following an A road for a mile, back onto farm land we went. There were some massive fields! (And another gorgeous blue sky, which explained the ice on the tent again.)

Day 3-1A disused railway line gave easy, traffic free walking, and for once it hadn’t been given a tarmacked surface. The downside of the lovely dirt surface was that I didn’t hear the runner approaching until he was immediately alongside me. I jumped almost as high as those trees.

Day 3-2 One of the many bodies of water at Lenwade, once again set off nicely by the colour of the sky.

Day 3-3

Thanks to the plethora of permissive paths around Norfolk, we were able to take a short-cut to our  night-stop, where we were the only camping residents that night. It was warm enough when we arrived to sit out and get everything aired. In fact, having hand washed our clothes, I also got most of them dry in the late afternoon sunshine. The sky was indicating that it was going to be another cool night, though.Day 3-4

The original blog post for the day can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. There are so many old railway lines in Norfolk. Its a shame they are gone now. But they make for good walks now and then. Enjoying the photos.