Instead, I decided to walk through various miles of woodland, cross streams and interstates (I'm getting worryingly good at the latter, by the way), getting lost only to clamber out of the trees to find myself looking at University Mall. Have a look at some pictures:
Having walked several miles out of Chapel Hill, I remembered that I hadn't had anything to eat since last night, and that I was actually quite hungry. I was by now about two miles away from the centre of the town, but I was sure that if I kept walking in one direction I'd find something. Eventually I found a barbeque restaurant, and by this time I was hungry enough not to care about sitting alone in a sit-down establishment. Things I learnt whilst eating there:
- You have to admire a menu that offers to cook a hamburger "anyway that the law allows"
- Yellow barbeque sauce tastes much better than you think
- When they say that the sauce is hot, they mean it. Seriously.
- While it's nice to see that they have crayons and paper for children to draw pictures, the gallery of various renditions of pigs does tend to put you off your meal somewhat. "Look! You're eating piggy!"
A long walk back follows, and what originally was meant to be a two-hour walk ends up being five. Mind you, it was a very nice day...
This new Blur song is quite, well, nice, isn't it?