I don’t think it is good to just laze about suddenly, when the body is used to regular exercise, so I suggested a leisurely walk through Epping Forest.
We started at Snaresbrook and walked along a fairly wet path, which turned out to be muddier further in and some rain drops still fell from the leaves of the trees, when we were greeted by a pair of friendly Mallards who wanted to show us the way.
We came past a wonderful meadow with lovely yellow flowers, which was rather big.
then leave trees paraded on both sides of the path.
There was a very interesting contrast between some old and dead trees and new growth, a little ghastly.
It gotten even spookier when we arrived near the old and dark swamp.
The creepy, dark swamp was actually filled with black water, which I think makes you sink if you fall into it.
On the way we crossed 2 motorways and went under 1 tunnel on another one.
When walking through Epping Forest you are never far away from traffic noise, which is sometimes the only evidence of civilisation around us.
We managed to walk for 2 hours till almost near Walthamstow and then found we are walking around in circles and whilst we left Snaresbrook at 8, we arrived at South Woodford at 10:30, which is only 1 station away from Snaresbrook.
Madison walked very fast, equivalent to a 2 hour kick-session in the pool I should imagine, at least my legs felt like it when we gotten home.