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]

Friday 26 August 2011

East to West Photos: Day 12


31 March (0845-1530)

Distance: 16 miles (Tot: 212) (after Market Rasen to Barnetby le Wold)

Weather: cloudy start, then warm and sunny, but v. windy


Good Friday 22 April (1045-1700)
Distance: 17.75 miles (Market Rasen to Barnetby le Wold)
Weather: wall-to-wall sunshine; hazy; nice cooling breeze

A day from two perspectives, as Mick walked this day (and the next two) three weeks before I did. From his photos it seems that one of the first things that caught his eye was this super-sized golf-ball on a giant tee.Day 10-1It caught my eye too, but from a different angle and a further distance.

Day 10-1gThere was lots of pretty farmland, under stunning blue skies, and there was also a bit of woodland dotted with evidence of old industry. By the lack of leaves on the trees I can tell that Mick must have taken this photo.

Day 10-2Spring had moved on remarkably in the three weeks between our visits. The two photos below are of the same field. Mick had commented at the time that he thought I’d have a fun time walking through this rape field, and having seen his photo I said that it wouldn’t have grown that much in three weeks. I was wrong! The photo on the right is a little deceptive without anything to put it into perspective. Those flowers were up to shoulder height.

Day 10-3Day 10-2g 

Churches featured prominently during the afternoon, with every little village sporting one. Here are just a couple of them:

Day 10-4 Day 10 church

The Somerby Monument was, apparently, built in 1770 to commemorate 29 years of marriage for Edward and Ann Weston of Somerby Hall. Twenty-nine years seems like an odd number of years for such a grand commemorative monument. Why not 25 or 30 years?Day 10-3g

The original posts for this day can be found here (Mick’s) and here (mine).

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