On our journey to Milton Keynes Anna, Hilary and Beryl started the day in high spirits when we saw a procession of over 30 highly decorated tractors – both old and new – plus vintage cars - in Anna’s country lane.
|Hilary, Vivienne, Joan, Sue, Anna, Beryl, Kate & Brenda at the car park
All those hoping to see the Santa Dash managed to get to the Canalside Car Park in good time to set off at exactly 10 am. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll and were fortunate to arrive at the Santas’ route around Willen North Lake just as the front runners sped through. Then the Santas kept coming – more and more. So many costumed. cheerful, smiling, laughing Santas plus tiny Santas and Doggie Santas. It was great fun to see them all.
We continued round to Willen Hospice and by that time many of the Santas had completed the circuit and were in line for their richly deserved hot dogs and mince pies. We enjoyed some coffees, soup and mince pies before setting off on the second part of our stroll. The wind was keen beside the huge lake but our path was more sheltered when we went through some woodland, to a Bird hide and alongside Gulliver’s World back to our cars.
All agreed that they had enjoyed their Sunday Stroll in Milton Keynes and there wasn’t much mud to clean off our boots when we arrived home!