Ah, the stereotypical English countryside, how I love walking through it! What do I love about it? churches and graveyards, livestock, fun signage, postboxes, and bonus points for a pub stop at the end. Ramble with me? The first stop was a church, of which there were three on this walk, but this particular grave marker caught my eye:
Then we kept going and came to a gate. An aside to my fellow Americans, you can walk through private property such as fields here, there are a set of expectations, but it is a completely different system than the US. So, yes we went through the gate and closed it behind us. What is it with cows? I feel like I have the following conversation every time I walk through a pasture:
~Yes, hi, just passing through.
~Because this is where the path is.
~Yes, really, it’s marked.
~No, I do not have any snacks.
And just to reinforce the whole English weather stereotype, I’ll tell you that the weather was threatening rain so I took the photos in this post with a small point and shoot and my iPhone:
And yes, I did finish up at the pub with a pint. Cheers and Sláinte!
Added to Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Countryside and/or Small Towns.