29/03/2021

2021/03/29#p1
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With the "stay at home" rule in England being relaxed today we will be firmly grasping the opportunity to take a drive out to the moors — it's been too long since we were able to get out properly and surround ourselves with nature. That it also happens to coincide with the start of a couple of days of warmer, sunny weather is the icing on the cake.

I really need that and have been looking forward to this day for ages. Getting out into wide open spaces again will be so good for the soul.

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hjertnes says:Reply to hjertnes

@colinwalker great... relaxing things right before Easter to cause another wave immediately after

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Colin Walker replied:

Was always going to happen. When the vaccinations started the government targeted Easter as the start of relaxation so there was no way they were going to let it slide. I'd like to think people will be sensible but can't see it. We have no plans to go anywhere there are people (my wife is still shielding) so will just enjoy being out in the countryside.

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adders says:Reply to adders

@colinwalker I’ve made some plans to take my daughters to local nature reserves or National Trust gardens during the Easter holiday. It’ll be odd — I’ve barely left the small peninsula we live on since December.

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Colin Walker replied:

It's crazy how our world can shrink down to such a small place. The only places I'd been during lockdown before yesterday were the vaccination centre (when my wife got her first dose) and the tip. It was so good to just get out properly.

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2021/03/29#p2
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Feel so much better now. It's impossible not to with views like this:

moors view

And, of course, we stopped off at our favourite spot:

Trough of Bowland

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pimoore says:Reply to pimoore

@colinwalker this makes me feel better just looking at the photo, so i can only imagine in person.

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simonwoods says:Reply to simonwoods

@colinwalker 😍 (This is why I want to move; after 16 years of being in or near a major city, I feel we’ve done our time.)

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Colin Walker replied:

Exactly why we wanted to move. There are some parts of the south-east and London can be fun but they can't compare to this.

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alongtheray says:Reply to alongtheray

@colinwalker Utter bliss

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Colin Walker replied:

Indeed. I pulled up the car, turned the engine off and went to the water's edge just watching and listening. Could have stayed for hours.

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cdevroe says:Reply to cdevroe

@colinwalker beautiful spot Colin

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jamesvandyne says:Reply to jamesvandyne

@colinwalker What a view!

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Colin Walker replied:

Yep, never get tired of it.

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crossingthethreshold says:Reply to crossingthethreshold

@colinwalker Beautiful. Where is this?

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Colin Walker replied:

They're both parts of the Lancashire Moors, the second one is in the Trough of Bowland.

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crossingthethreshold says:Reply to crossingthethreshold

@colinwalker There are times when I really do miss the British countryside.

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Sally Walker says:

Home sweet home <3

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