Just back from four days in Devon. Here are some snaps of my energetic family (one husband, two children aged 13 and 12) walking and cycling ahead of me. If I’d taken a waterproof camera I could also have shown you photos of them swimming, far, far ahead of me. No swimming in the sea on this holiday, not with the present temperatures and windspeeds, but there was a small indoor pool at our holiday lodge.
Here we are on the Tarka Trail, North Devon, 30 miles of mostly traffic-free cycling on a track sited along disused railway lines.
And we enjoyed an incredibly bracing walk along Woolacombe Beach
Don’t get the wrong idea, we get along very well indeed and had lots of time for each other on this mini-holiday, away from the pressures of work and school. But my lovely family understand that I crave time to myself and that walking and cycling outdoors is very productive “thinking” time for me. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m taking part in NaPoWriMo this year (more about that in a later post) and I found that my daily outdoor exercise really helped shift the daily poem to the next gear.
It’s lovely to be home again, feeling refreshed. I must now continue with my routine of some daily exercise and the daily poem – it’s all going well so far! If you’re doing NaPoWriMo, hope it’s going well for you, too.