Various Walls and a Lucky Escape

Many thanks for all of the positive comments on my previous postings, much appreciated.

It was very mild with sunshine and showers and a fresh SW wind when I set out on a morning ride.

Bit of a cheat this one, I took this yesterday when I had to collect a few items from our lottie for a fencing project I’m currently doing at home. This shot catches the very wet flexible walls of our poly tunnel.

Stone and timber wall of this barn located near Radley College.

These fences and galvanised gates have been appearing all over the county for the last six months or so. Maybe the farmers spending European Union monies prior to Brexit, if it happens.

This inquisitive pair watched me whilst I shot the fence and gate.

Lovely moss and ivy encrusted dry stone field boundary in Cothill.

Much newer dry stone wall in nearby Dry Sandford.

From here it was into the wind and rain to Appleton, turning with the wind it was back to Abingdon for the lucky escape.

This is the River Thames about half a mile from where we live. The two red buoys mark the place where in the early hours of Saturday morning a car with two occupants plunged into the river after damaging the boat moored in the foreground. You may be able to see the submerged vehicle closer to the left buoy.

Both the man and woman involved were able to get out of the car and swim to shore where they dragged to safety by passers by. Both were very lucky to get out, the woman being admitted to hospital with hypothermia.

Had a great ride despite the rain at times, the last six wind assisted miles were memorable.

Distance – 25 miles.

Journey – Solo.

Bike – Dawes Galaxy.



6 response to "Various Walls and a Lucky Escape"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: December 2, 2018

    Those are some interesting walls — nothing like that around here. The wall at Dry Sandford is my favorite, although the moss covered one is pretty neat too. The barn wall near Radley College is a real deal rip sawed timber siding isnt it?
    Ride this morning revealed no interesting walls at all, just yellowish brick at the high school — maybe downtown will be a better place to explore.
    Glad the occupants of the car got out — similar incident here at Lake Decatur with tragic results.

    • By: DJG Posted: December 3, 2018

      Yes they are a pretty good selection, more to come over the next few weeks.

      About 20 years ago somewhere in the same locale, a similar accident resulted in a fatality.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: December 3, 2018

    I love all the different textures in the walls – particularly the waves in the timber barn. How terrifying it would have been to have been in the car. I wonder at what point you would think, “oh, X**#!”… As you’re leaving the road or launching through the air or hitting the water? Or all three? That will be a nice rise in insurance premiums for them for sure.

    • By: DJG Posted: December 3, 2018

      When you put it like that Em its very scary.

  3. By: NancyG Posted: December 5, 2018

    Very interesting walls. Mine, by comparison, will be quite mundane ;’-). But the challenge does open my eyes for somewhat interesting walls around that I may never have thought of noting.

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