Cropton Forest with Sarah, Dan, Alex and Ozie - 25 August 2008

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A pretty perfect walk, the heather was full out and the smell of heather honey and pine trees was wonderful. Very peaceful, hardly saw anybody. Found a small amount of white heather and a dead viper. Dan found a dead dragonfly. Must do some more walks in this area. The drive back to the Whitby road through the forest drive was very beautiful but ‘hair raising’ with bank-holiday traffic and potholes.

Distance: 5.73 miles

Average speed (moving): 2.6 mph

Time (moving): 2 hr 14 min

Time (stopped): 2 hrs 06 min

Whether: Mild and cloudy – perfect for walking

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Dan, Alex and Ozie have a serious descussion while Sarah heads off into the walk.

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Right! Decision made and we're off.

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And we're all very happy.

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Dan takes a short rest.

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Tess looks back.

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Scraggy looks forward.

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Scraggy sits down.

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We both sit down.

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Here come the boys.

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Here come the dogs.

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And it's a race.

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They are walking in step, is this by chance, or are they doing it intentionally?

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Hmmm... So these are bilberries. They make my hand go purple.

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And they taste good.

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Look at the heather! It really is at it's best.

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And it smells of honey.

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The dead viper (or adder) we don't know how it died but it's head was crushed, we felt quite sorry for it.

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Dan found a dead dragonfly, we don't know how it died either. Dan kept it and it's now preserved in a display case in his home. Happy memories.

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