One of the places I really enjoy walking is a smallish circular walk from the Balbirnie Park, nr Glenrothes, through to Markinch, up to Star and Kirkforthar, and back to the back entrance of Balbirnie Park. This would definitely be classed as a ‘Happy Place‘ for me.
A few weeks ago, I had decided to do this walk. Heavy showers were forecast, but when I left there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. I’d taken my DSLR with me, thinking the showers wouldn’t appear until at least late afternoon. When I got to the back of Kirkforthar, the furthest point away from the car, a huge dark storm cloud loomed over the hill. Most times, I love the being out in the rain, especially during a storm, but NOT whilst I had my camera with me, and no bag to put it in!!
I virtually ran the four miles back to the car, this cloud steadily building behind me. I did stop a couple of times on the way up Cuinin Hill to take a few more photos, and got back to the car just as the first few heavy spots of rain started to fall.
Thankfully my camera remained dry and thus this still remains a ‘HAPPY PLACE’ for me 🙂