OLDEN DAYS QUESTING

Many thanks for the comments regards out long ride last Saturday, my feet hurt a little for a couple days and felt pretty hungry and thirsty for an equal amount of time.

Neale struggled for a couple days with stiff shoulder muscles but has fully recovered.

Today I would take the roundabout route out through Drayton, Sutton Courtenay, Appleford on Thames and Long Wittenham all places already visited on my Quest, then through Cilfton Hampden.

Quaint semi-detached property in Clifton Hampden.

Looking back down Clifton Hampden High Street from the traffic lights towards the river.

This grand house in the tiny hamlet of Overy was built in 1712.

Back to Dorchester on Thames where the following were taken.

Entrance gateway to Dorchester Abbey and Museum, shame about the waste bins.

Abbey and museum, Dorchester.

Typical 18th Century coaching Inn, high gateway allowed the coaches to pass through to the accommodation, and stables located behind the main building.

There are great descriptions of these Inns in Charles Dickens Pickwick Papers.

Finally the last of my olden days photo’s, the weather was warm and sunny with light variable breezes.

For Dorchester it was back home for lunch.

Distance – 22 miles.

Journey – Solo.

Bike – Spa Audax.

 

9 response to "OLDEN DAYS QUESTING"

    • By: DJG Posted: July 5, 2019

      Yes some areas are really lovely, others less so, its a case of pointing the camera at the good bits.

  1. By: Seasidejanet Posted: July 5, 2019

    I didn’t realize the wall had a thatched top until the second look……wonderful architecture!!

    • By: DJG Posted: July 5, 2019

      Thatched walls are pretty rare I can only think of a couple in our local area.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 5, 2019

    Great photos again, thanks!
    The sculpting of the thatch on the first photo is a true work of craftsmanship.

    • By: DJG Posted: July 7, 2019

      Thanks Rich, ridge thatching is replaced more frequently than the rest of the roof as it weathers quicker, some thatchers add small animals or birds made of thatch to the ridge, I’ll try and get a shot of one in the future.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: July 6, 2019

    I always enjoy your posts with the urban scenery so different to any place I’ve lived. All of the thatch is just amazing to me. Glad you and Neale recovered well from your long ride!

    • By: DJG Posted: July 7, 2019

      Em, thanks for your kind comments, it pains me greatly to know that you are so poorly.
      I’ve always been inspired by your writings, please stick with it.

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