Friday, January 07, 2005

Moving house, ruin and end of an era.

1. Narrowboats moored on a canal that is higher than the surrounding fields.

2. Berkhamstead Castle, which is a few honey-coloured tumble-down walls and some grassy mounds. There is a little cottage in the middle of all this - I imagine the curator lives there.

3. Hearing the hunt go by with horns and hounds in full cry. It was their last day of legal hunting. 'I support you,' said **** to a red-faced rider in a dark blue coat and high hat. 'Thank you, my dear,' he replied as his horse stepped along the chalk path.