The Old Coach Road

Becky (the Queen of Squares) is dipping her toes back into blogging this month and encouraging us to get outside and take a few steps each day during November to help survive those endless grey days. And to share a photo or two while we are at it. Square of course.

This week I am looking at things closer to home. Living as I do in the countryside I only have to walk out of my front door to be surrounded by fields and views of the hills and a glimpse of the sea. I know I am very lucky to have all this space and beauty.

At the bottom of the lane are the stables and this pair of traditional Cornish cottages – here using a watercolour effect. From my house to this junction with the Old Coach Road and back is roughly 5000 steps.

Walking Squares

30 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    No excuse for not doing that daily? Maybe not on very wet days. Happy Sunday, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Definitely not on wet days! The OH is very good though.

      1. restlessjo says:

        I thought he stayed in his studio πŸ€”πŸ’Ÿ

        1. Heyjude says:

          He does when he’s not doing his daily walk. 🎸🎸

  2. margaret21 says:

    A lovely local view. Get walking!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m more of a fair weather walker. Does walking around the house count?

      1. margaret21 says:

        Hmm. Up to a point …

  3. BeckyB says:

    so so lucky – I am hope I am as fortunate when I move next year, I intend to be!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m sure you’ll find somewhere to love. A nice country town with a railway station. Not too much to ask for.

      1. BeckyB says:

        Nope, not too much at all. I will keep you posted on my house hunting trips once I start to look properly in the summer

        1. Heyjude says:

          Are you planning on selling up first? It is easier to buy when you don’t have a property to sell at the same time.

        2. BeckyB says:

          Yes, which is why it will be mid to late summer before I start looking.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Good luck! My son has his house on the market at the moment, but it has slowed right down. Hopefully things will have improved by next spring.

        4. BeckyB says:

          oh that’s so tough for him. It is such a strange market at present.

          I should be okay as houses on my road generally sell within weeks – assuming of course it goes on at the right price!

        5. Heyjude says:

          I imagine houses in Winchester are more popular than those in Doncaster 😊

        6. BeckyB says:

          Possibly πŸ˜‰

  4. beetleypete says:

    As you know, I am not normally a fan of effects. But it worked very well for this scene, Jude.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      The original photo was a little dull, very low light and it is quite dark and shady at this end of the road. The effect brought out the colours.

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Good walking for today and so picturesque πŸ˜€

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Cee. Typical housing for Cornwall.

  6. Your edit is lovely, Jude, although I’m sure the actual view is just as lovely.

    janet

  7. It’s a lovely Autumn view ❀

  8. That would be a lovely walk.

  9. Your photo looks like a puzzle (a very difficult one). But those are 5000 steps I would take any day if that is my view at the end of the road!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes it would make an excellent puzzle! You might not be so keen on the walk if you knew how steep the walk back is! And especially today in the wind and rain… πŸ˜‰

      1. You’re right … wind and rain are not my favourite walking conditions!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Nor mine, which is why I am on the blog posts today 😊

  10. Ann Mackay says:

    You ‘ve created a lovely effect here – like a hand-coloured etching.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Ann. The light wasn’t great so this has lifted the colours somewhat.

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