Saturday 19 September 2020

A Surprise Day Out

It was my birthday in August and after a FaceTime call from the Hopper Juniors and minis, Roger took me out on a mystery trip.  All I was told was that I needed to take my walking shoes with me.

Roger drove us to a small place called Shardlow in Derbyshire.

We walked along the Trent and Mersey Canal towards the river Trent.

A bit autumnal for the middle of August!

The bridge over the river Trent

Along the river

Roger walking in true Hopper style.  Naomi tells me Andy does the same!

Trent Lock and a pub lunch

And then we walked back. Roger said it was a 5 mile walk.  Strava said it was over 8 miles.

I relaxed for the rest of the week!  It took 5 days before I could walk without pain!

Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post either here or on Facebook.  I really appreciate you taking the time to respond.

Thanks for joining me today


  1. Hello! I always enjoy your pics!

  2. I guess you can say your birthday left a lasting impression - LOL. Sure made me smile when I read to the end and say that comment. I LOVE the picture of the wiggling water reflection of the graffiti under the bridge. Your pictures always capture the textures I love to see. Happy Birthday.


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