My FIRST Long Walk

Operation over, healing process done, my walking has been a missing pleasure. The streets of Cleveleys feel different. Leaves all gone people missing car parks empty.

I am in a Sci fi film everyone wheres masks and moves away from you. Strange markings on shop floors footprint signs leading the way. Notices cover shop windows, shops are closed.

Shops empty business closed until further notice, gels sprays for your hands as I walk in to buy my mints to suck on the way home.

War of the worlds springs to mind, will I see a spaceship tower over the Village of Thornton. Things are strange I feel something has happened to the world I have not read or looked at the news as it depressis me.

Post man rushes up my path dropping letter on doorstep knocking and running away, courier wearing a face mask bangs on the door and moves away quick waving as he goes.

My ankle feels good as I arrive home. I feel better in myself my walking has started again maybe the world will look different but will never change back to the way it was. Has the Human race one that grows daily become that overcrowded it has caused the catastrophic disease that attacks our planet.

We will never learn, extinction for animals and a Cull for the human race I feel and more to come want more and more but forget the basics of life.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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