Having finished the South Downs Way last week I would need a new path to walk. I’m lucky that living where are do there are a number of national trails that I could follow. I’ve discovered a number of them while planning the walks I have done and look forward to following parts of them, if not all over the remainder of the year and beyond. I’ve picked a route that links two trails and as the name suggests, it links the South Down and the North Downs. Lots of it follows an old train line so is flatter than what I’ve been walking, and is also more shaded. Unfortunately as it’s not a well known, some of the tracks off it will be more challenging and I’ve already discovered that my legs seem to be a magnet for stinging nettles. However I’ll be seeing new areas of the south for a few weeks while I contemplate my next step (quite literally!)
I am very lucky where I live. More specifically I am lucky that should the weather allow, I can watch the sun go down over the hills of the South Downs every evening. While this is by no means the most impressive sunset I have seen from the garden, it’s one of the more impressive ones this year. The late evening clouds just add to the contrast and even my colourblindness doesn’t take away from the beauty that I can see. I also love looking at the clouds to see what shapes they create. Looking at this picture as I post it I see a pterodactyl with its wings folded forward in the centre left of the clouds. You may see it or you may see something else. Feel free to point out images I may have missed, but if nothing else, do look up at the clouds in the sky occasionally. You’ll be amazed at what you might see.