Sunday Walk in Perthshire
My brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 phone has started telling me how many steps I’ve taken a day, without me even asking it! I thought I’d put it to the test today and set off for a wee walk around 2pm, when the light was lovely. I started off here at River Edge Lodges and walked towards Perth passing Moncreiffe Woods and Brig Farm Shop on the way.
At Craigend,I turned right towards Rhynd and Elcho Castle. I looked down and saw Friarton Bridge which I’d driven over earlier this morning on my way to Live Active Rodney to do a Body Pump class with the lovely Karen taking the class. I always think Friarton Bridge looks like it’s going to go straight into the centre of Kinnoull Hill, like the Pied Piper.
See what I mean?
Anyway I decided it would be rather nice (if a little unusual) to do some yoga postures at the top of Moncreiffe Hill. I had taken my favourite son with me and explained the plan, “you want me to photograph you doing what?” he exclaimed, ” a downward dog in the woods, what will people think?” I airily brushed aside his concerns – nobody will be about I reassured him. So, we reached Moncreiffe Hill car park which was packed to the gunnels with cars … ah well, do we care? I asked Jake …
We (I) got stuck into the poses, and anybody milling about near the top of Moncreiffe Hill didn’t hang around after seeing what we were up to:
Enough of that nonsense then. On the way back down the other side of Moncreiffe Hill we played on the Octopus Tree – well you can’t walk past it without playing on it.
Turns out I did 8.56 miles (17382 steps) and burned 599 calories!! All that AND bringing mind and body together to the embarrassment of my poor son. Can I have some wine now?