Monday 24th April 2023I am continuing with my daily one mile walk from home and breathlessness is improving slightly. I had a follow-up appointment last week from my stay in hospital last January and the consultant was encouraging. I think it will be a long haul and I have doubts about tackling much serious ascent in future.
From Bubwith we were able to follow the disused railway track which was much more attractive than many I have walked on. North West tonight a few evenings ago had an item announcing the improvement to the planned round England coastal path. I have walked on most of the section they described from Morecambe up to Arnside and beyond and apart from one or two short missing links I see no need to spend lots of money unnecessarily "improving" existing ancient tracks which seemed to be implied. Much better to seek out sections of our country where at the moment there is no alternative but to walk long distances on busy roads and so provide alternatives enabling linking of paths providing for longer continuous routes. This adoption of the railway track is a good example to follow along with negotiating permissive paths with landowners and the like.
|This is the section we had to walk uncomfortably on a main A road, the sort of place where effort put in may have negotiated a permissive path through the fields.|
CLICK HERE to read about a new path in the Lake District provided along the lines I am advocating.
I am well on with a new model. The Hellcat was finished to a reasonable standard but I jibbed on the possibility of an aircraft carrier deck presentation.
The fairly detailed engine, featured in the photos below, is not seen when the model is completed but I see little point in going to the effort of making a good job of it for it not to be seen and I have plans. I don't intend to include the field gun but will likely make it up later as a separate item.
|The chassis appears to be a bit foreshortened by the camera. It still has the rusty exhaust to be fitted and the tyres and outer wheels to be attached|
Ford V8, side valve, water cooled, petrol, 85h.p.
4 x forward, 1x reverse.
|Just to show the scale against a highly reflective 50p piece|