Posts tagged ‘walking’

October 12, 2017

Stretching

by The Cheesesellers Wife

The big oaks at the corner
stretch their leaves to gather the evening sun.

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October 5, 2017

Little Bridge

by Jem Croucher

Fording ‘cross a gentle stream
at the bottom of the field
Down some steps cut to the bank
a little bridge revealed

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October 4, 2017

A wander, some mud and the Ring

by Jem Croucher

Walking up from Washington
in excellent company
The South Downs up above us
so we’ve plenty here to see
And the rain that fell here overnight
has gone and in good time
For our wanderings this morning
as the weather’s dry and fine

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September 18, 2017

Ridgeway

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Tombs, forts and settlements
String the Ridgeway
As beads on a necklace
Testifying to ancient use

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May 9, 2017

Fosbury Fort

by The Cheesesellers Wife

Skylarks sing and soar
We walk encircling ramparts
Gazing at the still deep ditch

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May 9, 2017

Day Five (Alfriston to Eastbourne)

by Jem Croucher

And just when we needed the sunshine
there it was just like a friend
to enrich us and encourage
and spur us to the end

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May 8, 2017

Day Four (Rodmell to Alfriston)

by Jem Croucher

Arriving here at Alfriston
we found the Smugglers Inne
A sixteenth century ale house
for the sale of beer and gin
And although it’s not imposing
many secrets here it hides
for behind its small exterior
more than twenty rooms inside

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May 7, 2017

Day three (Ditchling Beacon to Rodmell)

by Jem Croucher

And if I thought the views I’d seen
were the best that Sussex had
The ones I saw today notched
things up more than a tad
For the ones across the valley
where the Ouse flows to the sea
were almost overwhelming
as we walked, my Bro and me

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May 4, 2017

Day Two (Truleigh Hill to Ditching Beacon)

by Jem Croucher

I guess around this time of year
there really has to be
a shot of bluebells in the woods
for they’re wonderful to see

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May 3, 2017

Day One (Washington to Truleigh)

by Jem Croucher

The view from the top
of Chanctonbury Hill
looking north into Sussex
is beautiful still

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May 2, 2017

Long Awaited

by Jem Croucher

A day long awaited
arrives and I’m ready
Gear is all packed
and weather looks steady
Dry bags for the rain
if it comes just in case
But I’m hoping that they
will remain in their place

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April 23, 2017

Counting the days

by Jem Croucher

And I am watching time
I’m counting off the days
when I can tread those chalky paths
down hidden Downland ways

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April 18, 2017

Eight Miles

by Jem Croucher

Eight miles took us past the Ring
where the view as ever was
breathtaking in the sunshine
on the South Downs here because
(and I know that some will argue)
but this is heaven here on earth
A place that God has smiled upon
and with riches given worth

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April 16, 2017

Because we can

by Jem Croucher

We’ll walk on the beach
at low tide on the sand
as dusk descends swiftly
and everything’s grand
With the lights from the city
out there to the East
Shining bright like a beacon
for a visual feast

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April 14, 2017

These dusty trails

by Jem Croucher

I walk these dusty trails
the sun above my head
towards the hazy hills beyond
to which I have been led

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March 19, 2017

Project Walk

by scatterednotebooks
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Elena on the G-EO Walking System

Two feet in the morning
I walked or ran each day

I used to take for granted
what is a struggle now today

In ’93 Doc’s said MS
the rollercoaster ride began

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February 26, 2017

Went for a walk

by Jem Croucher

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Went for a walk
down by the sea
Near to the waves
as they sang to me

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February 22, 2017

Steep

by Jem Croucher

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Descending down to Kingston
the Drovers path was steep
So we all walked slow together
like a little herd of sheep

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February 20, 2017

Shadow Play

by Jem Croucher

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It followed me from Brighton
up to the South Downs Way
staying well behind me
but close enough, I’d say
I know that it was with me
though when e’er I turned around
it always made itself quite scarce
as no trace of it I found

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February 19, 2017

A long walk to the pub

by Jem Croucher

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We went on a long walk to Lewes
Along the old Drovers way
Following the ancient Trail of Juggs
on a wonderful sunny day

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February 12, 2017

Widewater Teazles

by Jem Croucher

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Widewater teazles
on a cold winter’s day
the air was quite frigid
and the water was grey

There was no-one around
when we got there at three
Just Obi and Basil, our dogs
Sal and me

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December 11, 2016

Fog on the Ring – tanka

by Jem Croucher

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Fog thick as pea soup
shrouds the Sussex countryside
Trees hide like shadows
Quiet whispers, coy and shy
as again I climb the Ring

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August 4, 2016

Heron

by Jem Croucher

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Yesterday in St James’ Park
catching Pokemon on my phone
I spotted by the waterside
a heron all alone

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July 2, 2016

A certain privilege

by Jem Croucher

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At sunset the beach huts
the darkening sky
the almost silent sound
of a gull passing by
On the shingle we wander
watching the sea
A slackened tide turning
a good place to be

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June 28, 2016

Beach blues

by Jem Croucher

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Took myself for a walk on the beach
for an hour at lunchtime today
There were seagulls out there sunbathing
and blue flowers on display

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May 26, 2016

Ten thousand

by Jem Croucher

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Walked ten thousand steps today
recorded on my wrist
Still need to get my head round that
but I think I’ve got the gist
An early birthday present
tracking fitness on my phone
Syncing all by Bluetooth
where my progress is then shown

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May 20, 2016

Into Sussex

by Jem Croucher

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Crossed the border into Sussex
Chalk paths underfoot
Thirty miles behind us
Twenty more to go to boot

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May 1, 2016

Preamble

by Jem Croucher

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Thinking that I really ought
to get myself together
The High Trees circle beckoned
with a turning of the weather
Sun was shining bright and warm
and with Obi on the lead
We set off along the riverbank
at a reasonable speed

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