These Boots Are Made For Walking……… !!

Monday 1st June ((Day 81 of 236)

So, what connects Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra with ‘Big Mommas Great Adventure‘ ? On 22nd February 1966, Nancy Sinatra released a song written by Lee Hazelwood, that song reached No. 1 in the American Billboard Charts as well as in the UK, that song was of course ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking‘. The connection, well, to be perfectly honest, other than my dad being an ardent fan of ‘Frank Sinatra’, there isn’t one, but maybe it was a good way to grab your attention to this particular post, which, believe it or not, is going to be a little more concise in the text content than is usual for me.

We had come to another day off, the ‘Work of Fiction’ the previous day had forecast a dry day for us, but with the wind strength in the afternoon blowing a hefty 40mph and more. We awoke to blue sky and sunshine and although a little windy, it was nothing compared to what was expected later in the day, so decision time, where to go and what to do ? Unsurprisingly, the tide times were once again not in our favour for a trip to ‘Holy Island‘, with the wind whipping up the sea, neither was Β it conducive to a boat trip around the Farne Islands, so it was quite an easy decision really, get out the walking boots, as usual Shazza readied the edibles and I sorted out the hot beverage department, for today we would be visiting ‘St. Abbs‘ and walking along part of the Coastal Path to ‘St. Abbs Head‘. It is difficult to put into adequate words the stunning and dramatic scenery, so whilst we do the hard work and puff and pant our way up and down the terrain, why don’t you join us on a virtual walk, with the photographs (although I have not been able to include them all) and a bit of imagination, you too can enjoy this wonderful landscape…………………

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It was a tremendous afternoon’s walk, although a bit breezy on the upper reaches of our walk, the weather had remained dry and we were rewarded for our efforts with some spectacular views, we hope you enjoyed them too.

It was a good feeling when we pulled off our boots inside ‘Big Momma’ and stretched out on the comfort of the leather bench seats with a hot freshly brewed mug of coffee. It wasn’t until around 7:30pm that the wind speeds increased and the van started rocking (for the wrong reason I hasten to add, didn’t have any energy left for any bedroom Olympics !!), the rain banged away on the roof and side windows but we were not going to let it in. We on the other hand sat inside, where it was all warm and cozy, Shazza made a lovely evening meal of BBQ Ribs and Chicken Wings with a mixed Salad, washed down with a glass or two of ‘Grape Juice’, of the ‘Rose‘ variety and we mulled over where our next adventure would take us………………….

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14 Responses to These Boots Are Made For Walking……… !!

  1. Lovely scenery and a fascinating plaque. An area I’ve always wanted to visit but interesting info on visiting Holy Island. Didn’t think it would be so complicated.

    • Hi Anne, I have always commented on how great our own Country is, lots of interesting and beautiful areas, shame about the unreliability of the weather though 😊 As for Holy Island, it isn’t that complicated if you are here on holiday and can work your access times to meet the tide times, our problem is getting our days off and safe crossing times to align πŸ˜•

  2. jamkatal31 says:

    Fantastic blog Eric, photos are amazing and imagine that walk certainly blew any cobwebs away. Great catching up with you on Sunday, couldn’t get an adequate signal to get you back, we were out in the Peak District so always a bit dodgy for a signal. Hope you both have a reasonable week and your golfers elbow starts to get better.

    • Thanks Debs and once again, Congratulations on your recent achievement πŸ‘ We guessed you were having signal reception problems as we tried a couple of times to get you back, never mind I am sure we will chat again soon. At least now you have a target to aim for, exciting or what πŸ˜„

  3. Fantastic photo’s once again. I hope you have copy write on them as the travel companies will try and nick them. The place is a little piece of heaven on earth and you brought it to life with your photo’s. Keep it up Eric and Shazza.

    • Thank you very much Bill for your nice comments. As for copywriting the Photo’s, the way I look at it is, it cost me nothing to walk in this lovely place, it cost me nothing to take the photo’s, and it cost me nothing to publish them so if someone else wanted to use them, they can fill their boots πŸ‘

  4. Debs says:

    What gorgeous views looks wonderful walk
    I hope your Elbow is getting better…… and you can see out from under all that hair big giggles πŸ™‚

  5. tomhope2421 says:

    What lovely pictures and you are both looking so well, you show the Northeast in a great lightπŸ‘πŸ»

    • Thanks Tom πŸ‘ One of the many benefits of these jobs is that each year we get to move to a different area/location and so can explore areas we otherwise would probably have never visited πŸ˜‰

  6. Lovely post, I always look forward to reading yours with My sarnies at lunch time. Take care. We are off for three weeks on Saturday hoping to get to the Italian Lakes

  7. anteater says:

    Lovely photos Eric. Very nice for me as, (as I think I’ve mentioned before) I have not been anywhere in the British Isles… lol. Looks great walking country. Carry on having great days off!

    • Thanks Jean 😊 You are missing out on some wonderful places in England, Wales and Scotland, just a pity about the weather though. Hopefully the weather is now on the ‘up’ so I will keep the camera battery fully charged πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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