A Day in the Sun

With the recent good weather due to change in the near future today was selected for my third ride your age trip this month.

As I’m still Questing the settlements within my home county of Oxfordshire I decided to head for a village I have never been to before, Fulbrook.

Setting off in lovely clear though fresh conditions I needed arm warmers and gilet for the first ten miles or so.

Loved the thatched porch of this stone cottage in the tiny hamlet of Lyford.
Came across this thatched garden shed/building in Buckland
This is Cloud Hill House in Signet, never been hear before
Natural arch in Signet Hill, as before haven’t been here either.
Lovely stone built church in Fulbrook, rather liked the window arch.
On my way home now this is the main street in the market town of Burford, despite Covid-19 it’s still thriving.
John the Baptist church in the side streets of Burford is a lot more serene, as well as being awash with arches.
Heading down the River Evenlode valley I found this tranquil scene at Widford.
Looking back the way I had arrived Widford Mill Cottage can be seen through the natural tree arch.
First time I have ever seen this occurring, this was taken near Shippon some four miles from where we now live.

Had a great day out on the bike, managed to visit six new location to add to my County Quest total, as well as riding my age again.

I’d only been home for half an hour when the wind really picked up, it clouded and the first spots of rain in a couple of weeks began to fall.

8 response to "A Day in the Sun"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: September 22, 2020

    Nice ride and photos! Good the wind picked up ‘after’ you got home!
    The last photo appears to be cutting corn for silage — a dairy farm near here in Indiana has many acres of corn harvested that way and used as feed.

    • By: DJG Posted: September 23, 2020

      Yes, it was luckily timed, as it wasn’t very favourable.

      I was surprised how fast they were travelling across the field.

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: September 22, 2020

    Lovely countryside, Dave. Thanks for the photos. Glad you’re getting out and about.

    • By: DJG Posted: September 23, 2020

      Thanks Bill, hope the conditions improve in your Western States very soon.

  3. By: Scooter Posted: September 23, 2020

    Lovely to see one of those thatched roofs again, and to confirm the rumors I’ve heard that Britain too has arches. Well done!

  4. By: DJG Posted: September 23, 2020

    Thanks Scott, good to hear from you, hope you are both enjoying your travels.

    • By: DJG Posted: September 25, 2020

      Hi Suzanne, yes some of it is really lovely and a very enjoyable ride,

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