Here is where I admit that this walking business is a struggle. I'm having real difficulties pushing myself to do it and, most of the time, not enjoying it when I do. So I've decided a couple of things. 1) I will take Sundays off. That's my reward to myself and 2) If the weather is foul or if I really really don't want to do it on any given day, I won't. That's my safety valve.
Having said all that, not counting today, the last walk I did was on Saturday. Sunday was my day of rest and Monday it just chucked it down the whole day long. It took us an hour to dry out just from nipping down to the local shops so I wasn't about to venture out in the afternoon.
Saturday's walk was OK to be honest. I decided to walk down to the big round-about at Chateau d'O, take the first right and just keep walking for half an hour, then turn round and come back. I had no idea what was down there but ended up seeing some really good sights.
This was the sort of countryside I was walking through - just to give you an idea . . .
It was a pretty walk. Lots of twisting turning paths lined with the lovely parasol pines that Malbosc and the surrounding area seem to be so fond of . . .
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It's a sort of town hall but serves the whole Département of Herault . . .
It transpires that it was a local college, the Lycée Jean Monnet . . .
Altogether I walked 4.14 km and burned 314 calories.
Now today's walk (Tuesday) was a whole different kettle of fish. It was stultifyingly boring. Boring suburbia with nothing but endless apartment blocks and a few random shops. So the only photos I took were of flowers I met along the way.
Enjoy the slide show . . .