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Late Autumn 2020 UK Stay

At the end of October and early November, another two week bit of Sue's life was had at No. 33 (our Lincolnshire home), which becomes more dear to me each time I'm there (of course, maybe this is the function of that old absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder thing . . .)  It was another visit that did not include weekend overnight excursions elswhwere, so the neighborhood walking loops have become pretty familiar.   Many walks happened in the dark as daylight hours rapidly shrink; favorite cottages and homes are equally as charming at night as they are in the day. Waltham evening walk ~...
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Chatsworth House

  A new travel route back to Montana required a longer drive to designated airport (two + hours to Manchester instead of the 30 minutes to regional airport), and my flight left at 6 a.m., so Mike suggested we head to Chatsworth for the afternoon on Sunday, which was sort of close to Manchester. It was a fantastic outing, a little escape before the long journey back. Chatsworth has belonged to the Cavendish family since the 1500s - 16 generations - a country estate encompassing 1,000 acres of gentle hills, situated in the Peak District of the UK. Because of Covid, the access...
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Two Rambles

Over the weekend, Sue enjoyed two long rambles on the UK home turf. Lincolnshire is a relatively flat part of country and is quite agricultural. Fields continue to be divided up with well established hedgerows, and the public pathways and bridleways through the countryside are a delight for Mike and me. He heads out for long bike rides in his solo time and then knows a lot of the good spots for walks to show me when I'm here. Saturday was a 5.75 mile loop at Wold Newton. It took us through barley fields, along a field of beans, an...
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