Published on May 19th, 2017 | by Keith McClellan0
Aynho Long Walk 18th May 2017
The sunshine this morning was very welcome after yesterday’s heavy rain. We decided that our Foxhill walk would be less muddy than our original plan and so fifteen of us set off through the village and down station road to Millers Lane. We were amazed to see a small hatchback with the hatch back door open and raised in the air, go hurtling by at great speed. Two parcels fell out and our back marker recovered them. They were clearly a Hermes delivery. We put them in my back pack for delivery when we returned and continued on the walk with various theories about the incident circulating among the walkers. We continued down Millers Lane and reached the ford. Inspite of the rain it was still not over the track so we crossed easily and climbed the hill to Souldern. We took the footpath round the back of the village pausing to speak to the friendly horses in the field. The track up to Foxhill and the alpacas was wet and muddy but the sun coming through the foliage was beautiful. The alpacas were there with their horse companion as usual. The cow parsley at the path edge was full of water and soaked everyone’s trousers. We were soon back in the village where Phil’s dog, Bandit, waded into the pond to cool off and had quite a green covering when he emerged. We all stood clear while he shook the water off. We continued past the church and across the fields to the Portway path and back to the pavilion where, sadly Anita was still away so only a quick coffee was available. I then tried to deliver the parcels but the recipient was out so I left them with a neighbour. I reported the matter to the police, who effectively left me to investigate. A very interesting morning.