Sunday, 26 December 2010

Boxing Day Walk

 Today (Boxing day), we wrapped up warmly and made our traditional walk along the canal to the Fox Stop (a CAMRA  pub in Hanwell).
 Still a lot of frozen slippy snow on the tow path but the worse part was crossing this steep bridge which was like an ice rink and involved holding on with 2 hands and shuffling sideways along the edge. Hope it's not so bad for our New Year excursion!
 Worth it for the interesting views - I loved the difference in the reflections in the ice and water.  We felt we deserved our pints of beer and the warm friendly atmosphere - even met up with someone I hadn't seen in years.
Tho' part of the point of the walk was to work off some of the excesses of the day before - this piece of ham  was ginormous but we've been making some  inroads into it. Ian has never cooked such a large hunk of meat before.

1 comment:

margaret said...

Those humpy bridges can be insurmountable when icy. In Amsterdam we watched cars trying, and trying, and trying to get up what looked like a gentle slope. Sometimes other people got out of their cars and helped push!