Another day, another walk. Not the second leg of a circular walk around Arran, but a second circular exploration of another part of where we live. Actually a rather spectacular walk with some great views across the city.
First we walked right across the city, up past Royal Crescent to Landsdown Crescent, probably our favourite of all the Georgian crescents in Bath. Then across to Charlcombe, along the lane taking in the churchyard and the Quiet Garden, down to Larkhall. Along the canal towpath to Bathampton then up to the main road back into Bath. Along another part of the canal towpath, and up the hill home again. We are so very fortunate to live in such a stunning place.
The walk turned out to be longer than intended, but every step was well worth it. In particular, my leg had begun to swell again in a rather unhealthy way as a result of not going out walking as much last month, whereas now it is much improved, and I hope that this week’s walks will bring it back to how it should be (before we began walking more, I hardy had a visible ankle on my right leg).
We left the house early to reduce the chance of seeming many other people, and most places have been deserted. We saw few other people out walking, and everyone was very courteous and careful when passing. People are often keen to chat. We’re home before lunch.
And the icing on the cake today was that this evening we watched the Marriage of Figaro sung by a starry cast streamed from the Met in New York, (virtually) alongside oldest son and d-o-l – a particular treat, as we had tickets to take them to see a production of this in London shortly before lockdown, our Christmas present to them (though we didn’t like this production as much as others we have seen before – but I’m certainly not complaining, a wonderful piece of music sung by wonderful singers).
I hope are still well, and will see you again tomorrow xx