Tomb of Robert 4th Baron Willoughby (1349 to 1396) in Spilsby
In the last twenty four hours, Yorkshire Pudding office staff have been inundated with e-mails, texts, tweets and telephone calls - urging yours truly to publish more photographs from our week in eastern Lincolnshire. For example, Briony in Brighton said, "I beg of you to show more Lincolnshire pictures!", Donna in Colorado said, "Please tell Mr Pudding I really need to see more photos from his recent vacation" and Dave in West Cork, Ireland wrote repeatedly, "More pics! More pics! More pics!"
I was planning to post a story about a rich brat called Trump and how he bullied and intimidated other kids and counsellors when he attended summer camp near Binghamton NY in the early nineteen sixties but that draft post has now been deleted in favour of more Lincolnshire imagery. To quote Paul Weller of The Jam, "The public gets what the public wants".
In St Peter's Churchyard,, Wildmore
Riverside in Boston
Egret at Freiston Shore
"The Britannia" public house by the river in Boston
Eastern Europeans picking purple sprouting broccoli
Two black cows at the sea bank - Wrangle Flats
More cows Mr. Pudding? One does wonder about this bovine obssession of yours:)ReplyDelete
The photos are lovely and I'm glad you two had a good time.
I'm a boviphiliac. I hope that this is not an arrestable offence.Delete
The Angel appears to go in the opposite direction, YP. I have no idea what put the idea in his head but apparently cows can trample you to death. Dear dog in heaven. Most people - when hiking - might think about snakes or bears or, I don't know, an irate landowner. Cows? By way of damage limitation told the Apple of my Eye that cows are far too busy, all day long, chewing grass than going on a stampede. I know this because once upon a time, summer holidays, when I was barely the height of a cow, my friend (he was a farmer's son) and I would take the cows up the Alm. All twelve of them. And down again, late afternoon. On return, and this is truly remarkable, they all knew which booth in the stable was theirs. Maybe they could read; each of their names chalked up respectively. To think that cows are considered stupid.Delete
The Angel is right to be wary of cattle. Every year a significant number of walkers are killed or seriously injured by cattle. Often this involves the presence of dogs and calves. On average, four people each year are killed by cattle - not many but enough to make walkers wary. Angel 1 Mama 0.Delete
From the age of 5 to about 12, my family and I regularly spent our holidays in the Franche Comté, a mountainous region of France about a 3-4 hour's drive from home. My sister and I invariably helped the girls of our next neighbour, a farmer, to get the cows out on the pasture in the morning and back late afternoon for milking. I was not the least bit afraid of them then, but I have since become more aware of what cows can do when provoked or when they misunderstand the behaviour of people. More than once on public footpaths in Yorkshire I have taken a detour because of cattle on or very close to the path.Delete
Better safe than sorry.Delete
A teacher from Richmond in North Yorkshire was trampled to death by cows yesterday.Delete
Thank you for more wonderful photos from your trip. They are much nicer than anything about some spoiled American brat that dreams of becoming a dictator!ReplyDelete
All Hail King Trump! Praise him! Praise Him! Master of the Universe! Ten More Years! Ten More Years!Delete
"Two black cows at the sea bank".ReplyDelete
Looking for the ATM?
ATM (A Tall Man) walking on the coast. That's me!Delete
The eyes feast on your photography. Yet what of feeding your readers' minds? An occasional injection of your philosophy on life and its highs, lows and bear traps most welcome; I imagine all that walking giving you a lot of time to think, mulch things over.ReplyDelete
Sometimes what is best about walking is the simple beating of your heart and the natural rhythm of your footsteps as you move across the landscape. If that is philosophical then so be it.Delete
All places associated with my 1/4 yellowbelly ancestry.ReplyDelete
When you lift your vest does your belly have a lemon-coloured tint? A related question - Do you find reading challenging?Delete
Only your blog.Delete
Do you suppose that Robert 4th Baron Willoughby was actually buried in chain mail?ReplyDelete
I like your cows. Thank you.
I doubt that Robert would have been buried in chainmail but I believe that he fought against Islam in The Crusades.Delete
I need to explore my new home county further. I haven't been south of Lincoln since we arrived two years ago!ReplyDelete
There's a lot to see down there even if a lot of it is pancake flat.Delete
I can see why people requested more photos. I'm sure that you'll have more!ReplyDelete
In the past week I took 574 photographs REd.Delete
Beautiful pictures, especially the church yard and the cows.ReplyDelete
Thank you Meike.Delete
Your pictures never disappoint. You have a very good eye for composition! I especially love that shot of "The Brittania," with all that soft, textured mud on the riverfront contrasting with the angular buildings.ReplyDelete
Always good to get a thumbs up from you Steve. Thanks.Delete
Well it certainly makes a welcome change from bloody Yorkshire.ReplyDelete
Yorkshire has not been bloody since German bombers hit our great Yorkshire cities causing countless deaths. That was eighty years ago.Delete