Sunday, 13th August.
Overnight rains put paid to my Peak District plans for
today. The walk I wanted to do today involved crossing fords
and things like that, and I just didn't have the footwear for
it. So I made alternative arrangements.
I went to Sherwood Forest!
But first of all I had to ring my Mum and find out the footy
scores. Melbourne won? You're joking!
Sherwood Forest is real enough. Not much of it is left,
but enough for a good walk around. The visitor centre is a sight
to behold - gaudy. I strolled about the visitor centre, then
embarked on a walk around the forest. On one side of the forest is
an army firing range, and you can hear the cracks of the rifles.
I walked in splendid isolation. The longer walk is shunned by
most, who opt for a shorter walk designed for old buggers and young
Once I had had my fill of Sherwood Forest, I headed south to
the town of Edwinstowe. According to legend, Robin Hood married
Maid Marian in Edwinstowe Church. I visited St Mary's Church, in
the centre of Edwinstowe, and had a chat with the elderly
pair of volunteers acting as guides and conversationalists.
The church itself dates back to the 1100s, with various additions
and improvements made since. Not a large church, I was staggered
to learn that it costs £115 per day to maintain the church.
On the drive home I listened to the Charity Shield (it's a soccer match) on the radio.
I passed under an overpass which had "GIVE ME INSPIRATION" spray
painted across it. After the full-time whistle I put my Primal
Scream CD back on.
...this is Gorgeous, signing off