Decided to take Ayla to a nature reserve nestled away not too far from where we live. I had heard about it from friends but never been, and once again it seemed we had the place pretty much to ourselves.
This was the map to show you the trails, it didn’t appear to have a scale of the route but maybe it did? Anyway me being naive decided it couldn’t be that big… (or so I thought)… should be a fairly simple trek around so I chose the yellow trail for me and Ayla to follow.
We started off strong and keen… even Rosie the dolly was made to walk!
We were showered with blossom as we walked between the apple trees, like walking down an aisle of confetti.
I tried to capture as much of the wildlife as I could but as it is often moving it’s not always easy, so I took photos of still things…
I knew Ayla was getting tired ….
So we sat for a while on a log and watched the water go by (Even Rosie Dolly)
I managed to gee us up a bit with the hunt for cows, there had been signs to say they were in the meadow, luckily we found two having a rest (or Ayla would have felt hugely conned seeing as I made such a big deal about going to visit them).
After we found the cows Ayla was not up for much more and wanted to be carried. At this point I was in two minds whether to turn back but I was sure we must be nearing the end of the trail. I walked all the way around this field until I met a couple that said the rest of the trail was steep this way and she pointed me in the direction to follower a flatter trail.
I got lost….
Ayla got tired….
I can’t believe I got lost! …
We found a bridge which was exciting
There was map beside the bridge so we followed it……
I still got lost!
Ayla fell asleep
So I walked the rest of the way back with her swaying about on my shoulder as I made my way out of the nature reserve entirely and followed the lanes back to the road to find the car.
Blissfully unaware 🙂