Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Walking, Oxford; Depart for Denham

Monday, 25th April 2016

Not a very nice day, in terms of weather, cool, with frequent showers.

By lunch time, we are both fed-up with reading our books, and venture out for a combined stroll and grocery shopping trip.

Just under 4 miles, and, the rains stays away. 

Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Unbelievable weather for the end of April, there is a dusting of snow on the ground this morning!

Today, we leave Oxford for Wyatts Covert Caravan Club Site, near Denham.

Not a very exciting drive, except for actually getting onto the M40 from the Oxford Ring Road! 

Complex road works, and a total lack of signposting mean that we, along with several large trucks take the wrong turning and have a tour of the Oxfordshire countryside, before regaining the M40.

Wyatts Covert is within the M25, at the end of the M40, initial impressions are favourable, although we are only approximately 15 miles from central London, it appears to be pleasant countryside, but, with ample eating, drinking and shopping places available.

Kathleen is given instructions for a circular walk from the site, as she checks in, so, after lunch, off we go to explore.

In the past few weeks, we have walked and cycled in some particularly rural country areas, and seen, nothing in the way of wildlife.

Today, within 15 miles of a major city, and, only two miles from the M25, as we walk along a bridle path, we encounter a fox, not once, but twice. I think, although I am not sure, it is the same fox twice, rather two different foxes. Unfortunately I am too slow to get the camera out!

A little further and we come to a branch of the Grand Union Canal, with a variety of
waterfowl, including a heron, and this family of geese, paddling along.

Soon, we come to the main Grand Union Canal, and a pub called the "Coy Carp".

Up until now, the weather has been cold and sunny, but dry, suddenly, there is a hail storm, luckily, the pub is open, and we are able to shelter until the hail storm passes.

We while away the wait with a glass of wine.

As well as being near London, we are also of course, near Windsor, and Gary drives across to see us, with Gabriel, after school. A very pleasant surprise.

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