Quite warm and humid for five or six biked-miles locally. Hills well in the clouds, viewed from Elton Reservoir embankment. Riding down from there fern hedges are eight feet high along farm tracks. Quite a few Goldfinches about.
Hopefully, Flying Scotsman pictures at weekend. Meanwhile …
This from 2016 visits.
Much cooler for a biked five-miler early on. City of Wells again at Bury South – Flying Scotsman next weekend?
Pic today of Rhubarb growing nicely in a small bed. A bigger one is being readied for next year.
Tropical Storm, Ernesto (?) to cross Britain tonight bringing winds and rain. So what’s new?
Dull this morning for a Lidl bike-ride for supplies. A full trolley-load fits three large panniers and a frontal basket – one way that food-buying helps with weight-loss. Another lb lighter today – the nurse will think I’m ill when I go for a check-up later this month! Pictured is a lilac-flowered potato plant. This must have grown from peelings as no spuds have been planted for years. But they will grow from peelings easily – really cost-effective. Pic two is of a bird-seed Sunflower and, next to it, a Dahlia that’s growing bigger daily. A patch is being filled with kitchen compost for a new Rhubarb patch next year.
Drizzly and cool – great for bikes if you don’t hang about – so a ride along roads rather than routes. City of Wells again at Bury South, but rain spots deemed not waiting as it was coaled-up. Witherslack had already gone. (Missed it) Flying Scotsman soon.
New bike far better on hills.
Didn’t take any pics – doh!
Sunny but not too warm for five biked miles earlier. A Heron flew alongside a few yards (pic one) – several in fields across canal. Cormorant (or two?) at Elton Reservoir.
Steamers at Bury South – City of Wells (pic two) and, I was told, Witherslack Hall was at sheds getting ready. Good bike weather and all local routes seem okay – even Nature Trail is mainly dry with just one mud-patch.
Pic three is just ‘the straight bit’ (of canal) returning to Radcliffe after Bank Top Bridge (Scaffolded Bridge) NCR 6.