It’s that time of year when the sun is at such a mellow angle that there is lots of golden light that really illuminates rocks and bricks in a beautiful way. So I should have taken heaps of rides to take advantage of it. The weather has been really good, too – lots of sunny, warm days with a light breeze. (We should be into the rainy season, but haven’t seen much of that yet).
So apologies for all the missed opportunities – I’ve only been out for short rides. I have FINALLY figured out why I’ve been feeling so crap, low on energy and so very itchy. The rash that has been coming and going, and the immune system activation that goes with it and makes me feel like junk, is the latest body revolt. Apparently, my body now will not let me take common medications (i.e. ibuprofen and anti-histamines) and then go out in the sun. That is what is causing the rash. It only took me eight weeks to figure this out and to see that I was in a vicious circle of ‘rash-anti-histamine for rash-sunlight-rash-repeat). Now that we’ve got THAT figured out, I’m hoping to get my energy back to its normal lows and then start moving forward toward ME/CFS remission again.
So here are our brick photos from our short rides this month. I leave in a few days for Colorado, so this will be it for the month. I’m looking forward to seeing my family, enjoying the mountains and taking the new Salsa out for a ride – though I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to ride with my shoulder’s range of motion still very limited and painful. See you in June!
See more about the hotel here.
See more about the old school and local museum here.
All Saints was established in 1872. The castle on the grounds was built by hand. If I had time, I would get a pic of the brick kiln where they fired all the hand-made bricks for the castle. There is also a Chinese dormitory (keeping in theme with the burning towers above) and quite a few other historical buildings on the property. All Saints always hosts the big Day on the Green concerts. Elton John will play here next March. Check it all out here and be sure to look at the History page.
Of course, after many rides, the guys want a float, even if we’ve only gone 20kms. Here they are on the Murray. The irrigation season downstream is over, so the river is way down.