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April 17th 2004
Published: April 17th 2004
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Map reader who got lost!Map reader who got lost!Map reader who got lost!

view over one of the fields, just after the phesant ran past!
Well, Colly and I decided that we had had quite enough of London and the stench of city streets, sewers and the Tube.
So, headed for Reading with the intent of getting a bit of fresh air.

Slept the night at Coly (she snores worse than I do!) and headed for the hills the next morning sort of early.

Found our B&B easy enough - tucked away in the back streets of Hungersford, after wending our way thru the village.
People pleasant, the chap of the house a hiker of note and full of maps and information.

We borrowed a map, got lost, saw lots, and could not identify the beautiful yellow flowering crop! But - it tastes like young broccolai if that helps!
What a giggle - we walked up an down dale, got a blister and a few, discovered muscles we did not know we had, a few cow barn's, a phesant on the run, tinkled in the woods with fear we would be spotted on a public walkway, and had a spot of beer in the local before trudging out way back.

What a wonderful weekend away!!!

Oh yea, it was freaking cold
Fields if yellowFields if yellowFields if yellow

Mustard, Rape or flowering broccolai?
too - take note of the serious jumpers!

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Mossy PerchMossy Perch
Mossy Perch

Hey - any place to park your botty works when walking miles...
Ruined CastleRuined Castle
Ruined Castle

Or some sort of turret thingie. Wallingord or something - we took a back road, and a diversion, and found it, in amongst the rain and wind!
Hungersford VillageHungersford Village
Hungersford Village

Far away - and that is only a quater of the distance we walked !
Early BluebellsEarly Bluebells
Early Bluebells

Well - actually stalks and deer poo was all we found in the woods!
River that runs thruRiver that runs thru
River that runs thru

Yip - them places is full of rivers, water, puddles and sloshy bits with flowers - pretty cool stuff!
Fields of summer yellowFields of summer yellow
Fields of summer yellow

What is this stuff - excellent views - but nobody could tell us what it was!

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