Thursday, September 23, 2021

A billion in a month.

A walk down by the river. Usually we go clockwise out of the car park, along the river and then cut across the fields home. Today we do it in an anti-clockwise direction. Sophie finds the novelty of this enthralling.

Two more bus loads of red jacketed pilgrims show up in the village. They stand on the ox track outside The Rickety Old Farmhouse before heading off across country to the Holy Well. The pilgrims are noisy and, for the most part, jovial. The department is arranging ' get out and walk' days for senior citizens after 18 months of lock down. We have become a feature 'halt' on these pilgrim tours. The Holy Well may be the official reason for the stop overs but the village hall lavatories may be a more compelling feature of our inclusion on this  itinerary.

Anti-clockwise walks and hordes of red jacketed pilgrims. Sophie can only wonder at the  warp and weave of life. From a PONettes perspective life is rich, varied and exciting. The prospect of curly croissant ends add further warp to the weave.

 A billion people vaccinated in a month. Now that's good news :


Tigger's Mum said...

Your fur is looking nice today Sophie.

WFT Nobby said...

Bertie is now alarmed at the prospect that I might suddenly decide on a clockwise circuit of Duthie Park this morning.
Gail is wondering if there is a significance to the red jackets.

WFT Nobby said...

Bertie is now pleased to report that we went round the park the usual and correct way, i.e. anti-clockwise.

Coppa's girl said...

If we take our local walk from home in an anti-clockwise direction, it's a steep uphill in places, and these days both Inca and her human go for the easy option!
In the last photo, Sophie looks as though she's deep in thought as to the pros and cons of an anti-clockwise walk.

Travel said...

The world looks so different from the other direction, and the smells, do I smell a bakery???

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I was saying to my sister just the other day as we drove south again from our Northern exposure, how the hills look different from the opposite direction... add to that the decision not to use a map and hey presto! Advocacy for paths less trod... YAM xx