Friday, 14 October 2011

Devizes to the "Cross Keys" at Rowde, via Fields of Cows, Horses and Newly Sown Seeds.

Dropping down towards Whistley Lane near Potterne.
The sun shone on the 49 doubledecker bus as we stepped aboard for the short ride the Mayenne Place, (Devizes is twinned with Mayenne in France,) and the start of our walk.  It was wonderful, sunshine on a rolling Wiltshire landscape and five good walking friends.  We walked 4.4 miles to the "Cross Keys" at Rowde where we sat in the restaurant and enjoyed a few pints and a "meal deal," two meals for £10, not bad!  I returned home at 2.30pm, cast off my boots and thick walking socks into a corner of the lounge and "flaked out" on my bed with a cuppa.  A great walk, good beer, nice meal, wonderful company and warm sunshine. 

Tonight I must swot up on Haydn's "Nelson Mass."   Rehearsals start this Sunday evening with the  "White Horse Opera Company" for a performance of the work in St Mary's Church on Friday 4th November.  I last sang the music in 1979, oh dear, that's thirtytwo years ago!
Standing, looking and chewing the cud.

"The pub is somewhere around here," thought Leader Bob.

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