Ewok inspecting the new gate and the (maybe) temporary access road for the lock keepers.
Service, with a view.
Grazed paw. Infection. Cone of shame. All in a days week for Yogi bear.
Glass selection failure × 3.
Pedestrian infrastructure FTW‽‽‽
An early evening walk. Ewok was gently persuaded to climb down the rocks to the beach. He wasn't too keen, but loved the sand when he eventually made it.
The lemon geranium is pondering whether to recover from being left alone with the curtains closed.
Muddy run == muddy shoes == take them off before entering house
Muddy run == my turn to clean the bathroom
Sunday lunch treat at the Harbour Inn means an extra treat for the boys.
Little Petherick loop is turning into my favourite run. Podcast until somewhere around 6k and then beats to get me home. Half way round I panted past a field of Daffodils. Yellow buds as far as you could see.
Stein's asked "Where did you get your coffee while we were closed in January?"
Cherry Trees. And now my loyalties are split.
Rarely is the surf surfable in Hawker's Cove. Today was rarely.
A Saturday morning spent removing gunk from the sink waste. I kinda hoped we'd be starting with the renovations by now. Next year?
When it rains a lot, the drain overflows and floods moss from the pub roof into the courtyard.
A post-(bistro)-lunch required a short stroll to walk off the loveliness. I don't think that F was impressed that it turned into an 11k loop. The dogs are now sleeping though!
What's this? A change from working in the office? Yup. Another day in big London towne.
Very exciting. F can't quite believe it. All to be revealed, maybe.
It's depressing, and somehow frigtening, how much difference riding with that little camera sign makes. It's almost as if many drivers only decide not to gamble with my life when they think they might be caught on film.
Environment Agency construction. An access road for the lock keepers because the weir is unsafe and the footpath across it is now closed. It may be a while.
Gift from the new country. Dunkers! All the way from NYC Trader Joes. Huge thanks to K for lugging them all the way.
N's bike. Safe and sound on platform nine.
Back from Padstow via Honiton and Bristol. Ewok loved the quay-side brunch.
When granny wasn't looking cheeky got comfy.
Padstow pump. 1592. That's a while.
A happy valentines from Padstow.
In rain and shine, focus or blur, the mouth of the estuary view is pretty iconic.
The boys are in training. Or at least they are claiming to be.
It was all a bit foggy and frosty this morning. Ewok was impressed.
The wonderful Sequoia seedling, a gift from lovely M, pic taken to include as an illustration for a team gathering. The team recommended naming it Filiz, which is sprout in Türkçe.
Knee, meet road. My fault. Forgot to slow down (at all) before taking the corner. Idiot. More of a slide than a fall. Must ride slower!
Anyone seen my straw? said Ewok
Oxfordshire have a policy to encourage active travel. You probably couldn't guess from the state of the footways.
Frost turned to freezing fog for the best part of the week.
Which meant the smoke from that smouldering bonfire lingered.
While the newly cleared woodland path disappeared into white nothing
It was even foggy in the big smoke. Look carefully and you'll see not-really-Big-Ben peering through the murk.
But, it did mean the patio lights were pretty!
The River Thames at Castle Meadows looking a bit wider than usual.
R had a theory that time goes faster as you get older because you have fewer new experiences. We decided to put this to the test by going for a different bottle of wine at our favourite Wallingford eatery. Comfort-zone expanding.
Garry, the garden waste bin, feels unloved. Biffa have been ignoring him. I've said not to take it personally, but I don't think I've been that persuasive.
Garry has written to Biffa, we'll keep you updated.
The kids that jump really do keep the woods tidy. We could learn a thing or too from them. Not least because they clean up the mess that people throw out of their car windows and then blows in from the road.
The environment agency are preparing a rescue mission for the lock keeper. First stage is creating a parking area that's protected from the mud-quake.
Hey, it's dual-aspect!
A working from home (working from the garden) upgrade: DasKeyboard. Clickerty click.
In to the office on a Tuesday. Wow is it quiet.
A locked up dead bike opposite Charring Cross police station. Active travel FTW.
Yup, the lovely tree fern is happy 😁
Horses at Hawker's Cove.
Winter boarding at Harlyn with F. Great waves!
Popped into next door to say hello to the neighbours.
The diverge managed an awesome south Oxfordshire loop. It was nicely muddy, with only just enough grip from the hybrid tyres. A slip-sliding backend of a ride.
Happy new year.
Smiling but still a bit blurry.
The path is closed at Benson lock.
Debris damage to the wear and the walkway over it means the path across the river may be shut for a while, possibly to 2024.
The folks from Richmond who left their boat on the beach in September came back to try and pump it out. But the pump and generator weren't up to the task so the boat is still there... but now with fresh coloured holding straps.