Last week I was taking part in a prayer walk that encompasses the perimeter of the Borough in which I live. Day one had to be abandoned due to torrential rain for most of the day.
Day 2 we were on our way and managed to accomplish about 8 miles.
I have to say that I did not walk the following day as I was really feeling the effects of such a long walk, having not walked this distance for some time.
Tomorrow the walk continues but the weather forecast is not good.
Having had such dry and hot weather we are now experiencing lots of rain and quite cold winds. The forecasters say this will be the pattern mostly until November!!
We begin in good walking weather,warm but not hot, dry and with a light breeze. It is about 11.30 am. Before setting out we spend an hour in prayer and soaking up the Lord's presence together, ending up with communion.
We startle the deer who were lying resting
A couple of nicely placed tree trunks in this park remind us it is time for lunch
I love the sense of peace looking across this field of wheat
then over the brow of the hill and we see it is not as isolated as it seems
At this point we join the 'London Loop' for a while. This is a footpath that skirts the whole of Greater London
A ditch to cross
This horse was determined to walk with me
The view to the north of our neighbourhood
but not going home yet, I enjoy the Redwoods as we walk through a local country park
and the sun shining through the trees
The London skyline on the horizon as we near the end of today's walk