Due to the amount of rain we have had over the last week and that expected this afternoon today’s Quest to Otmoor (north of Oxford) had to be cancelled. Otmoor is a large, flat, low level area with a number of villages I have yet to visit, as the area floods easily I will go another day. With a band of heavy rain due through around 14:00 I intended to head out into the Vale again and be home before the rain arrived.
A is for Alpaca, that seems like a good theme for a Challenge in the new year, The Alphabet Challenge could be a 12 month one. These were seen in Gozzards Ford, west of Abingdon.
Despite the imminent Covid19 financial meltdown, house construction in Kingston Bagpuize carries on apace.
No, not directions to the fashionable area in London, this is just single track muddy lane. Unusually the sign has it’s county designation on the top.
Evidence of the recent rains, good to see the large mixed flock of gulls.
This is todays target, The Blowing Stone. Legend has it that this stone was used in the year 871 by Alfred The Great to summon his Saxon army to fight the Danes. Evidently if you have the skill a loud noise can be produced by blowing into any of many holes that perforate the stones surface.
Bridge Cottage on the outskirts of Uffington.
Back in the day these would have been Tied Cottages attached to the nearby Pewsey House.
Really like this stand of trees near Hinton Waldrist. Sadly, this would be the last of the days photos as a few miles down the road the heavens opened and I got a thorough soaking, the rain coming through a couple hours before it was due. Apart from the rain I had another excellent trip out with another 50 miles added to the years’ tally.