Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Olympics and Another Footpath

 Summer of Sport Olympic update.

Blue, Colors, Competition, Event, Five Day 11......When I woke and  switched on the radio on Tuesday morning the 5Live studio were going potty with excitement over the sailing where there had just been a extremely close finish and a Gold Medal and before I'd even got up there had been another sailing Gold medal in one of the other classes quickly followed by a silver in another style of boat (you can tell I know nothing about sailing- they are all just boats with sails to me!)
Next on TV was the individual 3m springboard diving and that resulted in a Bronze for Jack. Quickly over to the Velodrome and the Womens Team Pursuit where the British girls broke the world record set by the the Germans in the heats just a day earlier and the Germans then took the record back in the next round. Which meant it was GB v Germany in the Final...... Germany won giving GB another Silver Medal. This was speedily followed by the Mens Team Sprint and another silver and all before 10am our time. So Mr and Mrs Kenny both got Silver medals to add to their medal cupboard! Well done Laura and Jason. 
There were more disappointments out on the track and field but 3 GB women in the 800m final resulted in another Silver medal. I'd lost count on medals by now but GB ended day 11 still in 6th in the medal table but now with 43 medals. Amazing.

 

From Tokyo to Suffolk and a short walk along a footpath close to home.

A kissing gate is the way out of the back of the churchyard. A few weeks ago it was waist high nettles but someone has strimmed it to make it accessible without long trousers 

 

Through a little bit of woodland. There's a deep ditch on the left that's marked on maps as an old moat.

Over a ditch and out of the trees
and the footpath goes along the edge of a sugar-beet field
 

At the end of the field the path joins a track to a big house. There's also a barn conversion here on the right

The old Manor House through the trees

The footpath was diverted around the back of the new house, instead of the front....or as the sign say "Official Path Extinguishment"!

 
A few yards down the track and the footpath goes onto land belonging to the Manor house. I wasn't sure which way the path went across the meadow so backtracked and walked back down the Manor driveway and onto the road.
 
Along the road just a couple of 100 yards to the village and passing another field that now has permission for building............... 2 bungalows at the moment but it's likely the 3 acres behind will get permission sometime. £195,000 if your interested in a plot of land with permission to build on the edge of a Suffolk village.
 
And then I was home - for a long drink of water - as it was very hot and humid out despite the overcast sky.

Back Tomorrow
Sue



26 comments:

  1. I enjoyed that walk - all on the level too. Here you have a few ups and downs on every walk. Some of the ups are VERY up too :)

    That seems a lot of money for a building plot, but I assume prices are higher in your area, being nearer London.

    You're well up on the Medal tally - aren't we doing well?

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    1. £195,000 is probably average. It means that the bungalows when built will be up in the high £500,000s each.
      Originally the application was for 9 bungalows but that was turned down....for now

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  2. Ok, I give up! What is a "Kissing Gate"? Please1

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    1. A kissing gate has one side hinged to a post, and the other side swings freely inside a curved enclosure. To go through, you push the gate to the far side, stand in the curve, and swing the gate back behind you. It's a way of preventing livestock getting through. Only one person can go through at a time. It's believed that the name comes from the fact that the gate just "kisses" each side, rather than closes with a catch. But because of the 'one-at-a-time' rule, many people say that a kiss is the payment to come through! It's a good excuse on a romantic walk...

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    2. A lovely example of the kissing gate Angela.๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

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    3. Angela has explained it perfectly. The other wooden gate further down the blog is another example.

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  3. If it were the least bit sensible, I would . . . it looks so lovely round your way. The idea of having ones perfect house built is a very happy one.
    Is that for the whole field?
    xx

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    1. No, just for the two plots with permission. The other 3 acres is by "separate negotiation"

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    2. Ah - that makes more sense. xx

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  4. The Olympias are so interesting at the moment and pleased you enjoy them.
    Your walk was lovely it's nice to find new walks and views to see.
    Hazel ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

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    1. I'm loving being able to watch the Olympics without pressure to do anything else!

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  5. What a lovely walk, it's nice to explore on foot isn't it you get to see so much more detail of an area. Suky gets really confused with kissing gates and has to be pulled through each time, Mavis just ducks down and goes under the bottom bars.

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    1. Difficult for dogs and no good for Pushchairs! There are only a few footpaths in the village and no rivers, canals or hills... typical Suffolk and not very exciting

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  6. That's as good as our post office walk.

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  7. Not boring to me - I thoroughly enjoyed each photo and explanation as I ambled along with you. I bet Suky and Mavis are loving all these new walks with so many interesting smells along the way.

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  8. GB team won Gold in sailing. Wonderful for GB. I love your footpaths and all the lush green surroundings. The history behind the kissing gate is new to me and very interesting. Walls, fences and gates enclosing a space and then leading to other spaces is always enjoyed. You are lucky to have many places nearby to walk.

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    1. 15 gold medals so far - how is your country doing?

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  9. That looks like a nice walk! It is just so good to get out when the weather cooperates and explore your new area.
    I just peek at the Olympics now and then but there are so many happy stories for all of the different sports and athletes. Such work to get this far!

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  10. I enjoyed the walk, especially the wooded areas. I admit that I had to look up what a kissing gate was and then I saw Angela's response. Enjoy watching the Olympics!

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  11. We are doing incredibly well on the medals table aren't we?I think we are fourth now.

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  12. More and more houses. People must live somewhere, I suppose.

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