Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bluebell Woods

My sister and I go for a longish walk every week, weather permitting and we thought it would be nice to record our trips. Our first recorded walk takes us along the Sussex Border Path. We parked the car at the Sloop Pub at Freshfield, ready for our return.  We knew the Bluebells would be out but not to the extent that we saw that day.  On entering a wood we were welcomed by a carpet of blue all through the trees.  
In Bluebell Heaven

Paula, being an artist was in her element, taking photographs everywhere lol. I dont think even one single bluebell escaped her camera that day.  

Moving on through the wood, passing a huge pond we found ourselves on a tiny lane. We took the next footpath sign into a field and headed back towards the car. We came upon a bridge which we crossed over a railway line. This is part of the Bluebell Railway, a steam train running from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead.  We decided to walk alongside the track a little way,  deviating from our path, and sat down to our Marmite sandwiches.   To our surprise along came the train with all its passengers. Of course Paula went mad taking all the pictures she could, while I was waving to the passengers.  A typical scene from the Railway Children lol.  The film was also made on location at Sheffield Park station using the old steam trains.

Bluebell Way

This walk was 3 and a half miles and it was a lovely sunny day and not too hot.
Needless to say Paula was busy painting the next day and these two paintings are the result.

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