I had an unexpected day off today, and for once it couldn’t have been better timed. It’s been warm and dry but not particularly sunny here these past days, but today was a gorgeous, cloudless morning, just the day to be out on the bike. If all had gone to plan I would have been chained to the computer earning some money but the work had not arrived and so I was free to do what I wanted. And, as it happened, the other half had some leaflets that needed delivered a few miles beyond Bigtown. As I had a few errands to run in town and a couple of people to meet, what more excuse did I need?
I would say more, but I think that just about sums it up. I now have that lovely slightly parched and wrung out feeling that comes from a day being out and active in the sun. And sandal marks sunburned into my feet.
It’s almost like being on a real holiday.