Yesterday’s plan was to visit the small hamlet of Fyfield Wick, drizzle was forecast for the early afternoon, so I set mid morning just as the heavy rain began.
Taking around about route I got to Appleton where the scene of the following two photo’s took my eye.
Lovely iris’s in the village pond.
Even the entrance gateway is thatched.
By this this time the rain was getting very heavy the wind was moderate and cold.
So cutting my losses I headed for home, stopping briefly the record a rather drab river scene a mile or so from home.
By this time I was more than happy to get home for a hot shower and lunch.
Distance – 22 miles.
Journey – Solo.
Bike – Spa Audax.
Today was a much different story, a warm sunny though very windy day.
I didn’t have too long to be out today and I needed to visit our lottie to check on any damage from yesterdays weather.
Everything was good so not staying long it was time to get Questing.
Terrace of thatched cottages in Milton, the porches have been added since I last came this way.
Sheltering for the sun, near Milton Heights.
Main drag through Harwell village, nice to see the bunting out to greet my visit.
Thatched timbered cottage in West Hagbourne.
Love the herring bone brickwork of this period house in East Hagbourne.
Heading home now there was just time to call in on the bridge over a back water of the Thames called Swift Ditch.
Not used by traffic apart from foot traffic.
This is one old bridge with an awful lot of history.
Time to ride the last three miles home.
Distance – 21 miles.
Journey – Solo.
Bike – Tifosi Classico.