The sky was overcast but the mild temperature and the daffodils clearly showed that spring is here with us. The old guard - Rodica, Marin, Nathalie and Monica - wasn't sure the four newcomers - Maria, Melissa, Jonathan and Richard, who were looking to join a walk called "Hertfordshire Way Hike" organised by a group from West London actually wanted to join us. After some clarification from the committee member, and a small charge of £5 per Meetup joiner we accepted them very warmly into our group.
The walk largely followed the advertised route. A detour around Sacombe House, where the building works closed the path and a change of pub stop because the proposed one had closed down were the only changes.
The old guard dined in style at The Anchor in Wadesmill. The food was excellent and the main waitress, Stephanie, offered some unexpected entertainment, better than a character form Catherine Tate's sketches, while the new bunch headed directly to the starting point's pub.
Lovely walk and very enjoyable atmosphere - thanks all for joining me.
Report by Rodica
Group photo with modern art and committee member in the middle - Photo by Marin
Proud leader - Photo by Brian
Looking for signs of alien life - Photo by Brian
Sacombe House - proof that the construction boom extended to the countryside - Photo by Brian
The best waitress ever - Photo by Brian
Listening to the committee new instructions - Photo by Brian