Yesterday, I took Ollie out for a change of scene. A drive of just over an hour, down to Thetford Forest. It was a lovely day, despite a chilly breeze, so it made sense to get out, and take a break from the routine walk around Beetley Meadows.
I forgot my camera though, so that was yet another photo opportunity missed.
I also managed to get lost on the forest paths, after wandering aimlessly, and not concentrating on where I was going. I doubled back, sure that retracing my steps would see us right. But I was embarrassed to discover that I was nowhere near where I had started, and had been walking in the wrong direction entirely. Not that Ollie was in the least concerned, as he was certain that I must know where we were going.
Luckily, I spotted some Forestry Commission workers, busy felling trees with chainsaws. I am not too proud to admit to someone I was lost, so approached them to ask directions. But Ollie wasn’t too fond of their chainsaws, and they kindly turned them off to hear my question. With their help, I managed to find the car park in less than ten minutes. Had I carried on without asking them, I have no idea where we would have ended up.
I am planning to go and look at a 11th century motte and bailey fort today, in a place called Castle Acre. I will try to remember my camera this time.
And try not to get lost too.