Wednesday, November 04, 2009
PLUCKLEY THROUGH THE ORCHARDS
Dog looking sheepish when being addressed
Shaking hands with the locals
Picking our places
A faux Goose made from a wooden head pole and plastic bag
The only Oast Houses in the south east with green and red cowls
A pretty good day,sunny,slightly windy and about 6 C.After excessive rainfall the previous 2 or 3 days it was nice to see the sun.We met up at the Black Horse pub,in the so called most haunted village in England.Setting off to the east after checking out the graveyard,we passed through orchards groaning with apples.Russets and some other varieties still on the trees,we got up close for a good look.We had our break at the church demolished by a V1 in '44,and were joined by a black Labrador who obeyed commands obediently especially oppit.then we walked across fields to Egerton and then looped back on familiar ground.The views were stunning and the walk was very enjoyable.We had a trainee leader/mapreader who gets full marks an NVQ.
No one fell over,there was very little whingeing,so a good day in all.
7 miles 6 of us ,sunny wx temp about 8 C