You’ll never guess ….. it was a misty day! We headed off for a walk through the grounds of Highclere Castle – better known as Downton Abbey. The ‘castle’ and grounds were closed to the public, but the public is still entitled to use the public footpaths – a strange concept to a Kiwi. We kept expecting to be told off, especially when to gain access past the formidable gate we walked in the gate-keeper’s front gate, sidled past their doorway (while being watched from inside), crossed their garden path and onto the private road/public footpath. A map made the route clear, so off we set. We missed the castle on the first pass – it was hidden by mist – but we got a peek, at a distance, on the way back. Needless to say, I enjoyed the eerie trees, coming and going in the drifting mist. It was so beautiful.