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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
A Walk Through Duntally Wood
This morning, we set out to find the entrance to the trail that winds through Duntally Wood, a small nature reserve quite near to where we're staying. I was pretty sure we were on the edge of it yesterday, but we didn't see an entrance. I also knew there was an entrance on the main road into town, because I'd seen a handmade sign from the bus as we came into town the other day. I wasn't sure, though, how far the sidewalk went, so we opted to take the same back road behind the bus stop and, instead of turning left to go up the hill towards Doe castle, as we did yesterday, we kept going straight. As we walked along the curvy road, we spotted a gate with an information sign just inside--just what we were looking for.
What a beautiful place this is! The birds were singing and there was so much green! We found out that there are three entrance/exit gates on various branches of the trail. We saw one guy with his dog, not far from where we started (they'd come in a different way than we did), but other than that, there was no one else around. We followed the trail, choosing a direction when we came to a fork in the trail. We went to the end, turned around and came back, then chose the path we'd not been on yet--we walked all the trail options.
rocks and reflections
companion on the trail
ferns, ferns, ferns
good place for a picnic
moss cap on the rock--and ferns
I enjoyed this walk a lot. It was so lovely and tranquil. May there be beauty and tranquility in your day as well.