Wednesday, 31 March 2010

We Have Lift Off...


Yesterday morning's walk up onto the moors was very interesting, although I don't think I've been quite so wet (with my clothes on at least) in a very long time. It rained consistently, and with great determination, the entire time. Not only did it eventually get through my waterproof and my seen-better-days boots, but also penetrated my backpack, so I thought at first my water-bottle had leaked. But no, just rain: LOTS of rain.


The good news (which I can hardly believe) is that I walked like a demon over uneven rocks, through lumpy, knee-high heather, bounding up hill and down dale and suffered... no pain!

The buses back into Sheffield are one an hour and I had to run along the road (squelch, squelch) to catch it. I sat panting, dripping embarrassingly onto the floor, but grinning like an idiot. No more nasty injections between my toes and maybe, just maybe, I'll manage my walking holiday after all.

Thanks goodness I went in the morning though - by 4pm, as I was drawing my poor, wet boots, the thundering on the overhead windows made me stop and look up - it had turned to hail stones!

7 comments:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Oh I'm so thrilled to have stumbled upon your blog...

love your drawing style!
I'm your newest follower...and would love it if you came to see me too sometime!

your writing is also fun and easy to read! thanks for sharing!

ciao bella
creative carmelina + (conversational)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I so had to come back up to the top here and tell you that I love your work! Your style is incredible...

if you do come to my site, there is quite the variety of avenues there....but have a look at my blog index on the left for Art Journaling....there's the common thread!!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Jill said...

So glad the feet are fine - it doesn't seem to have taken long for them to heal, hope you're dried out now!!

Apple-Pine said...

Congratulations on the condition of your feet - glad to hear that you are feeling better! Congratulations on a wonderful hike and your boots look very pleased with themselves, like a well-known friends whose company you enjoy in a simplest way, without special preparation :) Good luck with the holiday! (are you taking these boots with you? :)

Lynne Chapman said...

Not fully healed yet Jill - there is a miracle cure 'honeymoon' period to begin with, but it'll take 3 months in all. Last time I had very little further pain though, so crossing fingers...

AP: I bought new boots at Christmas as these are on their last legs (last feet?). I have to test that the new ones are ok though with my recovering feet.

Jon Davis said...

Glad the hike went well, it sounds like the best sort of exhillerating walk.
And I really like the sketch of the boots too :)

squirrell said...

Good to see you are on your feet again.