Getting out with the dog has been one of this year’s small pleasures. Its made 2020 a bit more tolerable.
We all need a moment of escape.
With the current news headlines, I get the feeling that I’ll be needing more walks in early 2021.
For the last few weeks, I’ve been posting a daily dog walk photo to the stories section on Instagram. I cover around 26 miles a week with Luna and me traversing the many walking routes near my home. I’ve found it to be just as therapeutic for the head as it is for the body.
The three photos here come from a new route we’ve found down near the river Derwent last week. Out in the woods, the Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions seems so far away – until you meet someone coming towards you. It’s a sudden, almost jarring, return to reality. Most people are very friendly, move aside and give plenty of space. Sadly though not everyone seems to want to follow the social distancing advice.
The river marks the border between County Durham and Northumberland and has some really excellent if slightly underdeveloped walking routes. No doubt there will be more walking and chances for Luna to explore in the coming weeks and months.
Follow the walks on Instagram stories daily at https://www.instagram.com/richardflintphoto/