Sadly the weather did not permit a Solstice trip this morning, so the following are e few grey day shots of a very quiet Abingdon. A few dog walkers, a couple out rowing and a paddle boarder, and very few vehicles.

Seasons wishes to all.

Distance – 6 miles.

Journey – Solo.

Bike – Dawes Galaxy.


  1. By: NancyG Posted: December 25, 2018

    I may have been a grey day, but your photos bring serenity and peace to my eyes. Nicely done.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: December 25, 2018

    Happy Holidays!
    It does look a bit grey in your part of the world. But that kind of day can also be soothing. It also makes me think how nice it is to return from a ride to a cozy home.

    • By: DJG Posted: December 26, 2018

      Suzanne, yes it was nice to get home, I forgot to state that it only just above freezing.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 26, 2018

    We have had our cloud issues here with the solstice — but any day of cycling is a good day.
    Very impressive building in the last photo.
    Happy Holidays!

    • By: DJG Posted: December 26, 2018

      The building is Abingdon School, a private school for Day Boys and Boarders alike, very select, very expensive.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: December 26, 2018

    Your photos are very atmospheric and beautiful. The sky was like that from Nov-March where I grew up, but the area was not nearly so photogenic. It’s always nice to have a ride with so few people about, even if the weather is not ideal. Happy holidays to you!

    • By: DJG Posted: December 26, 2018

      Em, thanks for you kind comments, happy holidays to you and your team.

  5. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: December 27, 2018

    Certainly looks wintery and I can imagine the cold hands from cycling. Mine always got cold.

    I thought there was one of those drones from Gatwick in the first picture but then settled down as it is obviously a bird.

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