Yesterday, the sun was shining and with temperature at 70 degrees it felt more like a summer day rather than the first weekend in September. Neal suggested that we take a twenty minute drive to a nearby country park, Loggerheads. I have to preface this by saying I am not one who takes leisurely strolls through wide open parks. That just typically isn’t how I would like to spend my free time. But you see, Neal loves being outside and of course, so does Freddy. In the name of being a good sport (and in the name of marital compromise) the three of us (of course Freddy came) all headed to Loggerheads Country Park which is a park of 80 acres filled with creeks, trees, paths and beautiful vistas. The best part? The majority of the trail was covered with leafy shade perfect for a walk in the warm afternoon.
The perfect countryside creek…
Views from the walk….
Our walk was about 3.5 miles, perfect for burning off so calories. At one point, we took a break on what seemed like a “normal” log. Then, on closer inspection I noticed there were coins all over the log.
Always interested in figuring out a myth, I snapped a picture to research later. When we got home, I discovered that these logs with coins are considered “Wishing Trees” based in folklore. I found an article in the Daily Mail which says that they are Wishing Trees all over the UK. Now that I know that they exist, I will keep my eyes out for them.