Dangerous things maps. They show footpaths that look intriguing but finding them on the ground can be challenging. This morning it was mooted that we should go for a walk so after perusing the O.S. for the area we set off, cross country following a footpath that was somewhat obscure,
The footpath then crossed a field planted with a cereal, no idea which but it did show how desperate we are for rain.
The path took us down into the valley of the Weaver at Brine Pits Farm,
While we are on the subject of insects,
But hooray for my trusty field guide, it just came up trumps again, they would seem to be small tortoiseshell caterpillars.
It didn't start out as a nature ramble, we just kept on falling over these things.
Back at Austins Bridge we were leaning on the field gate, quietly contemplating the countryside when we found that we had become an object of fascination for some local inhabitants,
Actually it was a most pleasant walk through a bit of England we would never have seen had we not lived on the boat, circumambulating the waterways.
Watch this space.........