Monday following yesterdays not so good day I goto the garden. The sun is shining wonderfully and I feel much better.
To the point that I get the mower out and do the lawn that needed doing so badly.
I hang around in the fresh air
And watch the lif of a snail.
In fact I film the life of a snail. All he was after in the end though was some lunch.
Much latter in the afternoon I pester Les to see if he wants to keep me company. I suggest a walk to the flag pole he has always wanted to walk up. But first he kindly takes me to Waitross in Lichfield. I offer to cook him tea and get some stakes in. We have a drink whilst there and a while later we are back in Cannock.
Now I checked the OS map and it didn’t show the track up there. But I had seen one somewhere, so I knew one existed.
In fact the path was
show on the OS digital map! So here we start.
And it appears its not a track but a full on man made path.
And as we head into the woodland we come across something I had’t realised I’d missed.
The Big Mining Wheel you used to see as you drive passed. Now lost in the tall trees.
This way then?
There are some informative metal signs on route.
Which most likely replaced the informative signs that someone thought would look better elsewhere.
There was even a picnic spot en route.
Another informative sign.
with some text at the bottom.
From here is the way up.
And there it is in sight.
I knew it would make his day!
And the view?
Well if it wasn’t for all the trees would have been mighty fine.
I wonder who cleans it?
The sky is so blue.
Yes just to confirm, we are here.
Les got his camera out.
I got the More Trees to Climb book out.
Les suggests we go somewhere else too, that he has been but I have not.
A while latter we arrive.
Here we are, let the excitment begin.
An acient monument.
We have a walk around it. Apparently this is the highest point of Cannock Chase.
Although the view here is not as fine as the flag pole.
The wild life is aboundant.
And air so fresh. This simple walk has done me well.
Ah and here is where it tells you that this is the highest point.
We wander back to the car.
And Les drives us to my place.
He loves the road I live on. At one end so hight, at the other so low, but so dam striaght.
At home I put away my Waitross shopping.
And wonder what the special recipe is that makes steak taste so much better. I remember it but not the sequence. I also use Roise instructions for the Sweet Potatoe Wedges. It matters not as when we both took in, Les comments how dam nice it is, so it wasn’t totaly wrong with what I did.
And with that we settle in for the night next to the fire.