29th May – another Last of the Summer Wine walk   Leave a comment

Today I joined two other lab retirees, Gio Pietrangelo and Ann Hitchcoe plus Tim Kellaway (who is still some years away from joining our fortunate position) for another pleasant ramble. Previously Gio had likened us to the three elderly guys in the TV series that go for a long walk and end up in the pub . Ann inevitably gained the nickname of Nora Batty, the series battle-axe with the wrinkly stockings!

We walked from the track to Greenlands Farm on the Studland Road to Corfe Castle along the minor roads and tracks that run on the south side of Poole Harbour, via Ower Quay and Wytch Causeway, about 7.5 miles in total. It was quite hot, at least to start with and we were quite tired by the time we reached Corfe Castle. With a car placed at each end of the walk, at least we didn’t have to hike all the way back.

Few birds were seen, but may were heard. The best sighting was of a Peregrine taking a Jackdaw right in front of us, but we also looked at many plants and also identified a few dragonflies.

Gio, Tim and Ann

Foxgloves

Ower Cottage with Poole in the distance

We walked down to Ower Cottage and had good views over the south side of Poole Harbour

The Beautiful Demoiselle, one of the most attractive damselflies.

Nodding Donkeys at Wytch Farm, Europe’s largest onshore oil field.

On an almost completely dry walk Gio finds the only wet crossing in Purbeck.

We discuss where we have just walked over a pint.

This may be my last post for a while as we are heading up to Scotland soon.

Posted May 31, 2012 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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