We have had SO – MUCH – RAIN!!!
I have never seen the river as high as this at the ford.
When my son got married, in October 2008, the newlyweds left the church in a horse and trap and drove across the river here. The water would have covered their knees, sitting in the trap, if they had attempted it on Friday when I walked over the bridge in the rain.
And then the sun came out
and the heath was looking all rusty and glorious.
From cave dwellers til now – is it “ART”?!Icy weather to come apparently – I wonder if this will turn into a skating rink.
What is the weather like in your neck of the woods?
Good news – bad news – good news.
When my sister was staying we met up with my son and his two boys: Big Bro 5 and Little Bro 3 and went off to the Hardy Monument just above the village of Portesham, where my sister and I lived with our family as teenagers. Recently the monument to Admiral Hardy (of ‘Kiss me Hardy’ fame) has been renovated and acquired by the National Trust. For £2 you can climb to the top and on a good day, see as far as the Isle of Wight.
Good news: It was a good day, look at that clear blue sky!
I had checked the Monument would be open from 10.30 am and we arrived at 11am.
Bad news: Annoyingly the car park was locked shut and we had to park a little further along the road. We thought that by the time we got there the monument would sure to be open, and
Good News: it gave the boys a chance to ride their bikes.
and for us to have a walk and enjoy the views
if we hadn’t made this walk we would not have come across this wonderful stone seatinviting us to …
Just perfect on such a day.
The view was hazy looking out towards the Isle of Portland
but the sun was gloriously warm and the boys had fun cycling across the heath amongst the gorse and the heatherand in the old quarry
where the boys (both big and little) had fun climbing up the slopes.
Have you been on a walk in your neck of the woods recently? Leave a link in the comments if you’d like to, I’d love to walk along with you.
Posted in land art, sculpture, stone, walks
Tagged Black Heath, Dorset, family, Hardy Monument, heath, lettering in stone, stone carving, stone seat, walk, Wednesday Walk