1 EAGLETON NOTES: Walking: Continued

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Walking: Continued

Yesterday morning I walked twice the distance (3 miles) of the day before in 1½ times the time (just under an hour). I then spent 4 hours in the garden doing some pretty physical maintenance work. Today I repeated yesterday's walk. It's a while since I've felt this physically fit and it feels pretty good.

In fact I'm really looking forward to this spring and summer in all sorts of ways: spending time with my grandson; the garden; visitors; starting a new pastime in the form of bowls (I just can't see me getting to Glasgow often enough to play croquet again to the level I had become accustomed in New Zealand); more walking (made possible, ironically, by my latest series of hospital visits); and so many more ways. Life is pretty darn good. 

A few photos from this morning's walk:

The Lews Castle. The open ground is where, amongst other things, the Celtic Festival is held each year.
The historic Gaff Ketch 'Tecla'. Webpage here.
Setting sail past me walking along the harbour-side path
Another memorial seat has been added for walkers wanting some contemplation time

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful ketch and castle and good to hear you have lots of energy for walks and gardening, etc.

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    1. Thanks Terra. Yes, the energy or rather the ability to use it has returned and for that I am very grateful.

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  2. Good to hear that you are getting into much better shape and feeling good about it.

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  3. What a beautiful boat; the design of such things has never really improved. Mowed our Croquet lawn yesterday down to playing standard. How can I stop everyone from cheating, I suppose they follow my example.

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    1. She was very graceful indeed. She used her motor to get of the quay but only for a hundred metres at most. You have a croquet lawn. I'm a tad envious.

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  4. More walking...and more wonderful photos. Again, thank you for taking us along with you. :)

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  5. Good to see you springing around.
    That is a wonderful little ship....Be worth treating yourself to a sail.

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    1. Adrian chance would be a fine thing as regards the ship. It sounded like very hard word as they raised all the sails manually to lots of chanting.

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    2. It is but I enjoy watching hard work. You could just sit down somewhere comfortable and exhort the lazy devils to pull harder.

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  6. I was just thinking the same as your Adrian Ward has commented above..treat yourself to a sail!
    Not that I am not glad that you are walking but there is just something about being on the water...

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    1. Kay I'm fortunate in living just a couple of hundred yards from the sea. These days, apart from the ferry, I rarely venture out on it though.

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  7. Oh, I meant to say "your commenter above" and then I decided to state his name. Not trying to say that you OWN anyone! LOL.

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  8. Wonderful sunny photos, and I am very happy for you that you are feeling better and able to enjoy spring :)

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    1. Thank you Monica. It's all pretty good at the moment I have to say.

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  9. What a wonderful place to go for daily walks. Enjoy!!

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    1. Yes, Lynda, It's good having that facility not too far away.

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  10. oooohhhhh I wish I was there, the Celtic festival and that castle is just my thing.

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    1. Amy, I'm sure you'd love them both.

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  11. I'm glad you are able to get out and about again and hopefully, the weather will stay good. There is nothing so refreshing as a good walk in fine weather!

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    1. Jennyta, somehow I seem to have missed your blog recently. I must go and find out why.

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  12. I am very pleased to learn that you are fit and well enough to get out walking again. It is good for the body, the soul and the imagination. The rhythm of walking helps us to clear our minds and tune in to the healing treasures of Nature. It is so frustrating when one's body or joints make walking impossible or uncomfortable. Looking forward to more walking accounts from Lewis and beyond.

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    1. On the whole, YP, walking on Lewis is bog-yomping or sand-struggling (I love the beaches but serious walking on a beach can be very tiring). Much as I love the Islands I would sometimes love, for the purposes of rambling, to be back in Wales or the Lake District where I did most of my rambling as a (much) younger person.

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  13. THAT was a wonderful walk - thanks for taking us along! Wow... this is one of the myriad reasons why Scotland is the best place on earth. Castles, boats, and the beauty of nature, all within one walk! Love, love, love Scotland (and its hikerly denizens!)

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    1. You're welcome Mrs S. Walking opportunities on Lewis are not perfect but as part of the whole Scottish experience they can be worth the effort.

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  14. Looking forward to joining you on a walk soon...about 11 weeks from now!

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