April 20th, 2012


Eowyn Challenge -- Isengard to Minas Tirith with Merry and the Rohirrim

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Percentage complete: 29%

Point reached on journey: We are angling down the steep slope from the ridge. In a couple of miles we will reach a small stream tumbling down from the peak.

Where I really went...

On Tuesday I did our loop round the lanes (4.5 miles), but on Thursday I was feeling tired and the weather was iffy, so I didn't take Brith quite so far (3 miles). It's difficult to say whether he is getting calmer or not, which is one reason I'm blogging walk details in the hope that in a few months time, I will be able to look back and see some progress.

The photo shows one of the lanes on our loop. There is some work going on between this point and where Brith lives, something to do with the town's water supply, I think, so there is much more traffic than normal for such a little lane. Still not much by urban standards, but someone has decided to put a new mirror on the awkward bend where two lanes meet.

Safety mirror on a difficult bend

I'm using this shot for Week 16 for the Flickr group 52 of 2012. This week's theme was "glass" and I couldn't think of anything for ages, until I remembered that mirrors are made of glass and nipped up to take this shot while I was out in the car taking some items to our new recycling centre.

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This morning I should have taken Brith out again, but there was heavy, persistent rain, so I cancelled. Brith doesn't mind rain and I've taken him out in drizzle, but getting totally soaked and miserable is pointless. It has, finally, brightened, but far too late for a walk. G will be home shortly and will want dinner.

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