What started out to be what we thought a pleasant stroll admiring the changing colours of the trees turned out to be a nightmare
Have you ever gone for a stroll through the woods, taken a wrong turn and spent what seems like hours trying to get back on track - or the very least find a clearing ahead and a road back to civilisation? This happened to us yesterday.
What would normally be a twenty minute stroll, lasted 1.5 hours!! The trees were getting thicker and darker, not a bit of sky to be seen and at one point Mr M said lets go back to where we think we went wrong. Definitely a no no. I just wanted to be out. A jogger who obviously knew the woods well, did not even know the name of the road where we'd left our car but insisted that there was a road ahead if we just kept going! Ahead seemed to go on forever and getting very damp and muddy.
At last I could start to see daylight and yes - a clearing in the woods. Yay! However, it was nowhere near where we'd begun our walk and so had to put the sat nav on the phone to see where we were - a mile away - and so our walk, instead of being perhaps a mile in length max, turned out to be 3.5 miles (as tracked on my phone app Map my Walk).
Foraging was the name of the game and after I'd scraped the mud off my boots and had a well earned cuppa finally managed to put this together for my dining table.
Moral of the story? Stick to the path - even better, buy the darned thing!!
Thankyou for all your lovely comments dear friends. See you again soon.