We exercise Bertie every day and we are very fortunate to live in the countryside and also be 3.5 miles from the coast. We have easy walking access to lots of public footpaths and bridle ways crossing miles and miles of farmland.
The farmer has recently ploughed one of the paths we take across a field and was out again today breaking the clumps of clay down with his tractor and drill. I dare say it will be seeded by next week. The path across this field is official and marked quite clearly. We met a local business man a few months ago while out walking. He said his deeds clearly show the footpaths despite the farmer who purchased the land trying to make it less accessible.
We walk past the farm boundary every day and it really is beautiful, with a lovely lake, geese, ducks, goats and some swans. I dread to think how much it cost him.
I live on the Tendring peninsula which is apparently the driest part of the UK. Just a couple of weeks ago we were ankle deep in mud and today the tractor was kicking up dust due to the earth drying out so quickly.
Bertie loves saying hello, especially to the horses. But we insist on social distancing!
The primroses are out along the dyke banks and so are the Muntjacs.
The weather is due to change, getting much colder and duller. But we'll just wrap up and get out there, taking full advantage of our ability to exercise once a day in such beautiful countryside albeit FLAT!! Bye for now. TX