Sunshine while Stocks Last

A few days after the southern half of the country was basking (illegally) in sunshine, the spring warmth has reached us here, no doubt due in part to the fact that I have just finished knitting an enormously warm jumper (of which more anon) and some last-minute work has arrived which ought to keep me chained to my desk.

But with mutterings about tightening lockdowns and banning outdoor exercise – and with vitamin D in short supply – we thought we’d better get out on the bikes and do a little stockpiling of our own.

sunny skies and reservoir

I’m almost reluctant to post these photos as I know how incredibly lucky we are to be able to get out and enjoy such scenery with barely a handful of cars and just a few other cyclists and walkers scattered along the route.

tree shadows across the road

This used to be one of my favourite rides when we lived down in the old cottage and it was on our doorstep. We don’t do it so often these days but perhaps we should.

climb up to the top of the hill

The route took us past the ford road but I thought you’d probably be bored of ford updates so I didn’t bother going down …

… just kidding, of course I did.

Ford almost dry

Hope you’re all staying safe and are able to get out and enjoy the spring weather.

3 Responses to Sunshine while Stocks Last

  1. Bob McLean says:

    I’m quite enjoying the country like quietness here in what is a suburban neighbourhood. Not too many cars (no Moms rushing their kids off to school, for example) and only random dog walkers. Stay safe. Carry on.

  2. Ellen says:

    How beautiful!

  3. disgruntled says:

    @bob – perhaps some of the quietness will persist once we get out on the other side?
    @Ellen – thanks!

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