I’m keeping you lovely ladies in suspense!
Today, which is one of my final visits with you, we are going on a country walk.
This activity was not mandatory, but rather a lovely chance to experience the countryside of the UK, with Dr. Barnett. In England, even if you own private property, you must have an easement for the public. It is mandatory that public walkways be everywhere. There are many different pathways that beckon to you. Some are along the river, some are through fields, and there are markers or guideposts to give you direction. It was fun to experience something totally different than how our country chooses to operate. You may build walls in order to have your privacy, but most don’t. While the Brits are reserved, there is a common but unspoken sense of strong community.
The common walkways possess a beauty all their own.
This church serves as a landmark for those adventuring through the countryside. Those who come upon it know that they are, indeed, traveling in the proper direction.
Most who live in the country raise some form of livestock.
As you are walking along, chances are you will meet up with some portion of the river. We expected to see Ratty and Mole rowing while passing Toad Hall!
It was peaceful, and one of the reasons I decided to go was to see for myself the landscape, wildlife, and scenery that a young boy William Shakespeare also experienced. He eventually included all of these rich encounters with nature in his plays, and for me personally, it is absurd to think that he didn’t personally write the plays that express such detail and depth of knowledge where the natural beauty is concerned. He would have walked much of this terrain on his quest to return home to his family as well, after being in London for so long.
We shall end here today.
I hope you have a peaceful, lovely walk sometime this week.