Crisps have now been successfully banished from the menu and now so has cheese (god that is so hard), smaller plates have been obtained as portion size is reduced, takeaway has been put on hold though I do have to admit to having a very nice garlic n chilli special on last night's shift but only with boiled rice and none of the usual starter bucket of crispy chicken and today instead of the usual mopsing around the abode after said night shift I bit the bullet and headed to Nercwys forest with Bramble in tow.
I'm still far to fat to get into my array of outdoor gear and had to resort to jeans once more, although surprisingly I did find my feet still fitted into my walking sandals. Why is it no matter how fat you become shoes always fit? Anyway as well as my sandals I did have a new piece of kit which is a basic fishing shoulder bag made by Leeda, oh I can feel a couple of kit reviews coming on if this outdoor malarky keeps up. What was pleasing on the walk was that the jeans did not chafe my delicates this time around, indeed a belt was almost required, that and the fact that I didn't fall on my arse this made me feel a whole sight better!
I was mindful of trying to pass through the woods as silent a wisp of smoke as I thought about the 'strength of silence' but still managed to make as much noise as a pissed off bull elephant dismantling a whistling steam engine that was about to blow its rivets due to being dangerously over pressured, hence no photographs of anything that can move faster than a snail that is feeling a tad under the weather. Indeed 'bollocks' was the very term that came to mind as I crept (ok barged through undergrowth) upon a dragonfly sunning itself hoping for that killer picture, I'm sure that I heard him sniggering as he took off whilst I tussled with some unruly Bramble shoots. But for the early part of the walk I managed to take a few pictures of bits and bobs hopefully giving you a feel for where I stomped today ......
|Remnants of the moorland before the forest was planted in the 60's|
|Bear doing what comes naturally|
|Rosebay willowherb...see I do take notice|
|Rowan berry...I think|
|Playing with the light|
After a while though the camera was forgotten as the woods enveloped me and time slowed down. I may not passed through quietly enough to be accepted, I may have been breathing through my arse when we got back to the car and my pictures and words may indeed be a tad shoddy but bloody hell it felt damn fine the feel sun on my face, mud between my toes and the watch Bramble thrashing around the undergrowth.
Till the next time, take care...