It may well be May but the weather is all April: showers dotted everywhere with bright beams in between. When it's like that and I'm on the bike, I prefer to risk a soaking rather than bothering to put on waterproofs. Most of the time you can even dodge the showers by taking a back road or making a few zig-zags. If you do end up under one of the little black Cumulus congestus clouds, well, it's only for a minute or two and you soon dry off anyway. And that's how it was today on foot on the Low Weald, we were virtually ducking behind hedges and scuttling behind trees to avoid the dirty rotten party-poopers! We're getting to be old hands at this game now, so the only direct hit all day happened while we were sipping hot tea in the wooden porch of West Grinstead church.
This really is a very
pretty, well signposted walk that takes you through some great places without
having to climb any hills but there are two major problems to overcome. The
first and worst is having to cross the A24 twice. Very risky, so take care and
have lots of patience. The second problem is mappage (is that a word?). You need
to carry 3, that's THREE.. OS Explorer maps (121, 122 & 134). That's your
rucksack full for starters!
With all of this on our doorstep and with the whole of the amazing British isles to explore, we really don't understand the lure of places like Las Vegas. Each to their own though and we know which is ours!
The only downside was that we still didn't spot any Swifts, so for us Summer still hasn't started.