Sunday, January 09, 2005

Tight wellies curtail Sunday walk.


rogerjillyandus
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
Just back from a short walk to the River Weaver near the village of Wobbleton? Wivvington? Willingdon? something like that. The students form Sir John Deans College were sculling up the river in their skiffs or whatever it is they are called? Six in one boat and three in another and single scullers? Followed by men on bikes on the towpath. Archie wanted a bullrush but was afraid of sinking into the marshy ground they grew in. His boots hurt so he was limping a little so we decided to come home after 20 minutes or so.
Not much of a walk, nevermind, at least we got out into a new bit of countryside we'd not explored before although Archie had been there with the Thomas and family from across the road.
This is a photo that Hazel took using the timing thingy when Roger and Jilly were here New Years Day. I've changed it to monochrome as I didn't like the red eyes Archie and I have and dont know how to use the red eye reduction on i-photos!

9 comments:

Jonathan said...

The dreaded red eye...
Don't look directly at the camera...
although, spectacles seem to diminish this problem.

Roger Stevens said...

Hi y'all.

Back home, safe and sound despite the gales.
Thanks M and H for a wonderful visit and putting up with us for nearly twenty four hours. What wonderful hosts you are.

Now it's back to work. Will be updating my blog with lots of news soon. But first a whole pile of stuff to contend with.

Now, where's my yellow pencil?

Syl said...

Ah, glad to hear you & Jilly are
back...we've missed you.
This is a really nice picture of
the lot of you!
still battling with my computor here...
yeck! was hoping for a new dig camera
that would take better detail shots but
looks like it may be a new hardrive instead.
oh well...Michael, did you ever get the xmas
packet? should have ages ago it seems!
One of the nice things about where you live
is great walking places!

michael said...

I expect you were blown back down the motorway with all that wind! Looking forward to hearing about your week in Beatleland.

michael said...

O no, Sylvia, never did get the xmas packet. The post is very untrustworthy just lately and xmas is notorious for things going missing with all the extra staff they take on. Hopefully it will turn up. I posted a Specila delivery packet a few weeks back and instead of the guarenteed "overnight" delivery it took 10 days! And not a word of apollygoggy!

Syl said...

hmmmm & hrumph! packet was a bit heavy...
probably spent more on postage than the contents
were worth...lol. didn't think I needed to insure...
but in future, does that work better?
maybe it will show before next yuletime!

michael said...

They must have heard our grumblings Syl, because it turned up this afternoon! Hooray! A soggy postman knocked on the door and asked me to sign for it on one of those electronic signing devices. The parcel was bit battered looking but all the contents are there I think- certainly weighs enough! What have you sent us - some lead ingots? Will wait until this evening when hazel gets home and we can open it together. Cheers!

Roger Stevens said...

Are you sure that is us visiting you? It looks a bit like a collage.

michael said...

Yes, it definately is you and Jilly visiting us. We have lots of other photos too but this is one of the more amusing ones!