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A lovely misty morning walk in England (The joy of retirement)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Togman, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    It's a cold and misty morning in Cambridgeshire today. This time last year I would have been driving to work in the Fog across the Fen roads. Another thing about work that I don't miss!

    This morning I took a 7 mile walk out into the Fen. I'm lucky in that I live in a city, but the countryside is on our doorstep without the need for having to use a car. Here are some pictures from this mornings treck.

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    Fog is an interesting filter for photography
    Very nice
     
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    Very nice!
    Yes, retirement is wonderful!!
     
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    Lovely!
     
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    That's nice Togman, and I share your pleasure in retirement. I love East Anglia, but I don't know the fen country too well. Lovely pictures.

    My walking is limited these days, but I still get out on my bicycle, frequently on the N Kent marshes. Autumn is the best!

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  6. TG

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    I used to live in Norwich and spent a lot of time in Cambridgeshire (and north Kent, incidentally...) so those pictures feel very familiar.

    Here's my retirement home in County Clare. This is looking back from the hill behind us 2 mornings ago after the mist lifted.

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    Great pics. I visited the Cambridge area in November 2014 when my daughter was studying for a semester in Norwich (I live in the States). I fell in love with the place and hope to revisit some day. Coincidentally, I am retiring 12/31 that's why your post caught my eye. Looking very forward to morning walks such as yours.
     
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    Lovely.
    I retired six years ago. I’ve never missed work life. It puzzles me why people stay beyond their retirement date if there is no financial need to do so.
    There are a lot myths about retiring such as being bored, lack of fulfillment, loss of mental acuity. Hogwash.
    I think of Chuck Berry singing “no particular place to go.” I’m fine with that. Maybe a leisurely walk like the OP or a bicycle ride.
    How about an extra cup of coffee or tea while you read? Who couldn’t spend a few extra hours playing their guitar? There’s always spending a few extra minutes laying in bed without hearing the alarm clock.
     
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    Nice. Congratulations on your retirement. Beautiful scenery for a walk.

    I retired in March 2019 and I love it.
     
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    Great shots. Gosh, I miss England and travel in general.

    I'm retired as well and loving it. I'm also fortunate to live in a city, but have the countryside next door. (Where I live, the countryside is always next door. It's a very wild place.) Here's a shot I took the other day:

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    Lovely atmosphere. Hope you wore your wellies.
     
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    I just retired too and went for walk this morning. Not as pretty as yours. Looks like a mix of old English poems and the first Black Sabbath album cover. Nice.
     
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    Looks lovely there, its nice here in North Wales but really cold though
     
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    I miss walking in the country . Thanks for the pictures
    I’m also retired
     
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    Lovely! It's a nice morning here today. Fall weather, just a tiny hint of chill in the air. Of course, no cool old churches or anything here but still a nice morning to take a walk and get a "piece of quiet"


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    Lovely pictures- I too am retired and enjoy my morning walks....
     
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    No wellies, but a pair of stout walking boots that I have just been cleaning outside.
     
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    Beautiful over there. I'm a sucker for all those shows that depict areas like yours such as Vera, Hinterland (ended but...) Broadchurch. Lots of scenery. Love it.
    Retirement is a beautiful thing
     
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    My grandfather was an estates attorney and in a lot of the same organizations and clubs as many of his clients. He kept his license to practice into his late 80s because "Everyone's getting on, so I'd be answering all these questions anyway. I might as well bill for it."
     
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    Retirement is made for nice walks, as long as the health holds up.
    I’m retired two years now and it’s recommended.
     
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