Friday, 9 November 2018

A sudden burst of energy


I was booked in for a health MOT at my gym, unreasonably early one morning. (Though perhaps timely given that one can't have breakfast beforehand). The sun was shining, the rush hour was in full swing and, with a sudden burst of energy, I decided I'd walk the two miles there and two miles back again, reasoning that walking might be as quick as driving in the morning traffic. Going, I took the shortest route along the canal and riverbank. Coming back, at a more leisurely pace, I walked up the Coach Road, so called, I guess, because it was the route carriages would have taken to get to all the mansions that the Victorian Salt family members built in the area: The Knoll, Ferniehurst and Milner Field. I don't often walk that way but it is worth it for the magnificent view you get of the huge bulk of Salts Mill. It looked a lot better in the sunshine than on that fateful day when the river (hidden in that line of trees) flooded. (See HERE).

7 comments:

  1. I don't know anything about your Coach Road but many of them were built on large estates so that guests could be taken on a scenic route to show off all the best aspects of their host's property. Sometimes you can find buildings which have a rather grand side facing the coach road while the unseen side is more humble.

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  2. Lovely photo and what a walk. You must be fit as a fiddle with Gym and walking. I must admit I did that when I first retired but I'm slowing down now.

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  3. A coach road sounds wonderful for a lovely walk.

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  4. I like seeing large buildings from a distance, and that field did provide a good vista!

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  5. That is a good view! Thanks for the link back to the older post- what a difference!

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  6. That is a fine view, Jenny! Quite different from your 2015 pic.

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  7. What a beautiful view and quite a contrast from the older one with the flood.

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