6 June 2019 – 9 Miles
Looking west towards Ranmore
The longer days Stretch miles Legs grow tired In the best way
Abinger Roughs looking east
The longer evenings of early summer make walks after work a must. Dinner can wait, the setting sun cannot. No two moments are the same. I rush, chasing the lengthening shadows, fingers reaching across the valley. Trying to soak up every lingering ray, I wish to be everywhere, see everything at once.
North Downs Way looking south
The sun swings northwest creating a stark contrast between light and dark. This time of day seems to me the brightest, the sun and shadow highlighting the rich texture of the Surrey Hills. As Frost says, I too “dream upon the opposing lights of the hour.”
Surrey Hills sculpture along the Pilgrims Way Trackway
How quickly the landscape changes. I dare not look at my feet, looking for roots and rocks for fear I may miss a sight I will never see again. The brilliance of an afternoon is lovely, but I’ll take sunrises and sunsets over a daytime stroll.
Flies dance in the in the sun, Abinger Roughs
See you in the hills!