Sunday, May 31, 2020

Essex Way (and a Badger)

Off message. A glorious circular walk today, firstly along the Essex Way then self guided way back to starting point at Millers Green, Ongar. The weather was warm and sunny but with a lovely breeze.

On way back we saw a young badger running up a ditch to their sett. It then thought we could not see it and kept still but in our excitement we frightened s/he and it disappeared down the sett.

I have been walking in the countryside for decades and have never seen a live badger. It was really exciting and of course, I didn't have time to get a decent photo.

As usual the stunning countryside just outside London is empty. We saw probably 10 other walkers during the entire walk. 

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