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Acrostic Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry

Packing

#SoCs #Holidays

Packing our bags again

as we head off for a country break

camping under some national park stars

key to this essential journey – notepad, camera and pencils

if needed – wellies and wet weather gear

navigation and maps essential for hiking and

good sleeping bag for kipping under canvas

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Acrostic Character Poetry

Scarecrow

#Poetry #Countryside #Character #Acrostic

A acrostic poem from my allpoetry profile – enjoy

Sat in the middle of the field
Carefully watching the seeds grow
A happy scarecrow
Regularly looks out for his owners crops
Each day he’s there – fooling the birds as his owner
Collects wheat and barley in
Rows around him – his reward ?
Our noble watchman recieves
When he’s stuffed with fresh cuttings from the harvest

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Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors

Hike

Hike

An original piece of poetry by yours truly, It originally appeared on the Pages of Allpoetry.com but i’ve added a few lines and decided to share the new copy with the wordpressors – Hope you like it

His multi layered coat
is on his back
kinder scout area….
can expect an attack

He’s been planning this trek
out to the Peaks and his
movement theirin for about
eight weeks

His bag is packed,
his lunch – made up
thermos and map
and his favourite cup

Warm woollen socks
(to keep out the cold)
Thermal Fleece
(more precious than gold)

Wallet and Keys –
In a very safe place
and Binoculars –
to observe the wide space

Penknife to pull out occasional stones
Notepad  to record thoughts, drawings and tones
Money in wallet for the Bus and his tea
and watch , so he’s back for his dinner early

Small First aid kit – in case of mishap
(he hopes wont happen – to this happy chap)
Doesn’t need a car, a boat or a bike
Just a strong pair of boots
He’s off on a Hike

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Colours Inspiration Leisure Life Outdoors Parks Places Pleasures Poetry Sunset

Purple Mountains

Pmm

#coloryourworld #cyw #purplemountainsmajesty

Derwentwater, Keswick,  Lake district, UK

There’s something almost magical

about the Lake water here at sunset

I don’t know myself – what it might be

but as the sun pops down behind trees

the hills and the water take on a purple like hue

bring out colours of heathers that’s grew

up on the hillsides where the flocks of herdwick sheep

are resting till morning, quite sound asleep

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Nature Outdoors Parks

Same country, different county

New Horizon

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9th December 2016

Photograph taken on a cold day in Warwickshire.

And another view taken from a hill.

A different horizon to what i’d usually see of a morning – the waterside metropolis of Salford Quays in Greater Manchester (or if you’re a purist – Lancashire)

The Location Hartshill Hayes country park, near Nuneaton

The mission : taking my sister’s dog for a walk.

Nice view from the top of a hill

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Memories Sunset Travel

Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?

Now – this is a toughie

You see , there’s a few places in Europe I’ve visited and I’ve enjoyed them equally.  From the Hedonism of the Spanish Island of Eivissa (to use its proper title – Ibiza if you prefer the other) to the Moorish Delights of Oludeniz in Turkey.

However – If I had to – i’d be spending my time between Lancaster and Zakynthos Town…Right about now you’re probably asking Why?

Lancaster is the last City before the Lancashire border meets up with Cumbria and the Lake District – its home to some quite beautiful countryside and is quite picturesque in its own way with Forests and Parks, there’s also some brilliant history behind the City and has its own Castle…..  If I wasn’t living in Manchester – I’d be there.

Zakynthos – A Greek Island, that has plenty of things going for it – Wonderful beaches, Great scenery, clear blue skies and Cuisine that is brilliant…the locals are warm and friendly, and its the combination of fine local food, wonderful tavernas and stunning landscapes that made me fall in love with the place…The Blue Flagged beaches aren’t half bad either.

Don’t pay for a pedicure – the fish in the sea will do that for you! 🙂

Then after playing on the beach – sit down and watch the sun setting – before heading off for your dinner – trust me, it’s well worth it.

Alykanas Beach
Alykanas Beach, Zakynthos, Greece