Posts tagged ‘walking’

March 19, 2017

Project Walk

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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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April 23, 2016

Two Circles revisited

by Jem Croucher

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We returned to the two circles
at the back of Findon Gorse
Following the South Downs Way
to Chanctonbury of course
Marvelling at the splendid views
of the Sussex weald below
we wandered back through Sussex green
through fields that we well know

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April 2, 2016

A perfect day

by Jem Croucher

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Went for a wander up to the Ring
Just over five miles today
Took us a couple of hours in the sun
Along part of the South Downs Way

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February 7, 2016

The woods and the wind

by Jem Croucher

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Up in Stanmer woods
on the ridge of the hill
we are sheltered within
where it’s chilly but still
There’s winter in here
with the mud and the grey
but perfect for walking
on this February day

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January 23, 2016

A weekend away

by Jem Croucher

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We’re travelling down to Hampshire
for a mini-holiday
We don’t do this very often
so it’s nice to get away

Staying close to Lyndhurst
the New Forest all around
Taking wellington boots in case
it’s soggy on the ground

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November 16, 2015

A little walk

by Jem Croucher

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Just a little walk
although quite brief
is just enough
to bring relief
Breathe in deep
fresh winter air
and feel the wind
blow through my hair

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October 23, 2015

Just Walking

by Jem Croucher

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Comfort of the ever moving sea
Always waiting there for me
Removes the cobwebs, keeps me free
Just walking on the beach

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September 17, 2015

The River

by Jem Croucher

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As the sun sets over shadowed hills
the tidal river flows
Meandering through the valley plain
as out to sea it goes
Enraptured in this evening light
we amble hand in hand
From High Trees along the river bank
in this fine Sussex land

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May 23, 2015

Freedom

by Jem Croucher

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I have many chanced by meetings
When walking Sussex Weald
But there’s little interaction
with rabbits in a field
I have no problem here of course
It’s nice to see them there
Minding their own business
without concern or care

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May 15, 2015

Sixty miles

by Jem Croucher

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Sixty miles we’ve walked this week
The legs are tired as are the feet
But it has really been a blast
and we’ve walked the Downs Link trail at last

The weather’s been it’s fickle self
the rain and shine all good for health
Two days of sun and one of rain
But on this the fourth the sun again

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May 12, 2015

Out there

by Jem Croucher

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Saw the Adur valley
from the top deck of a bus
It looked ever so inviting
and more so today because
At last with backpacks on
my brother Dave and I
are finally out there walking
‘neath a promising blue sky

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May 11, 2015

Walkies

by Jem Croucher

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This week we will be out in this
Every single day
Bring on the sunshine, warm and bright
For the middle days of May

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March 16, 2015

Ferring Gorse

by Jem Croucher

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Went for a wander on Mother’s Day
Down on Ferring Gorse
(In view of the chill it was quite brief)
But the beach looked nice of course

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February 21, 2015

Getting wet

by Jem Croucher

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Like peas in a pod, my brother and I
Stand out in the rain whilst others keep dry
‘That seems really strange’ I hear you all cry
But you’ve not yet heard the reasoning why

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January 4, 2015

Goring beach

by Jem Croucher

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Sea Lane cafe, Goring beach
On a rainy day
Warm inside with lattes
Egg and chips is on the way

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December 25, 2014

A ring around Christmas

by Jem Croucher

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Went for a walk on Christmas Eve
Up to the Ring in the sun
Squelchy mud underfoot, chill in the air
But we still had plenty of fun

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