No we have not suddenly gone North - at least not yet. We went walking today around the Ashridge estate near Berkhamsted with our informal walking group and couldn't resist photographing the monument to Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, Father of Inland Navigation.

Monument to Francis Egerton, Duke of Bridgewater

We had an excellent walk (about 7 miles) and a great convivial lunch at the Bridgewater Arms, Little Gaddesden.