Friday, August 05, 2005

The forest





Took a walk in deep in the forest last night. It was heavy dusk as I made my way back to the car park. I've walked here in the dark when I miscalculated the time - not to be recommended. It gets darker than one can imagine.

12 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Awesome pictures. Looks like a lovely place to walk.
Peace,
JJ

Rowena and Eugene said...

Looks like a wonderful place to walk. Is the trail in the photos a link between villages?

Perfect Virgo said...

JJ - I have 140 square miles of forst and open heath 5 minutes drive from me. I have lived around it all my life yet there are still remote corners I haven't yet explored.

There seems to be an area or a walk to match any mood I may be experiencing. It's a beautiful escape.

Rowena and Eugene - yes, this path is a section of one that connects Beaulieu with Brockenhurst. Sadly roads have replaced many bridleways and a railway bisects the forest. However it is still possible to stroll for ages and not see a soul. (Except in camping season!)

transience said...

wow. the last one looks like frost's road-less-traveled. i'm taking it.

Perfect Virgo said...

Transience - I like less-travelled roads, they mean fewer disturbances or interruptions. Carry all you need in your pocket, travel light.

The Flea said...

Fuck man -- these are great photos! Sorry to advertise my own site, but they seem ideally appropriate for my latest post.

Bravo Virgo . . . bravo.

Perfect Virgo said...

Flea - you like 'em! Yes I can see your army of ants marching between the pines, carrying supplies to the nest.

finnegan said...

Oh, dark before you know it don't I know it!

I was once high up in the Sierra Nevada in California with my brother. I'd taken off on a little "day hike" and got myself lost on the way back, with no torch or moonlight to guide me back.

I learned the true meaning of the word: GROPE

The Flea said...

Ha! Glad you see my point.

Perfect Virgo said...

Finn - bet you don't go anywhere without a torch now!

Flea - once bitten twice shy!

just sayin' said...

I want to go over to England so much. maybe someday when the boy's a little bit older and a lot more obedient.

Perfect Virgo said...

Morgan - come on over, the climate is best in summer and autumn. If my lads are anything to go by, your little boy may well remain (ever so slightly) disobedient until his 20s, so don't wait too long!