The picnic spot

Spring is in the air, wildflowers everywhere.

It was a cloudy and cool day, perfect for a ride in the hills. My mission was to find the perfect picnic spot and assemble some sort of edible food items and enjoy the great outdoors thus wrapping up this challenge.

Here’s my salad (nasturtiums) for the picnic.
Some company, but my picnic is further on. You’ll just have to watch the video below.
A smorgasbord of healthiness.

My culinary skills were tested before the ride as I made my famous ‘cheapskate ice coffee’ The secret recipe is 400grams of milk ,a teaspoon of coffee and a teaspoon of sugar then shake the water bottle like crazy, not forgetting to keep your finger on the nozzle. Next was the banana sandwiches where I diced the banana placing the pieces on a slice of bread. I’m on the way to becoming a Michelin chef. Another tip is don’t forget about cleaning the bottle later especially if you put water in it for a future ride, could be a whole new taste experience. The other items were yogurt, apple, carrot, salad and two hard boiled eggs. Bon Appetit

Unusual obstacle
to the tunnel
Abseiling up the cliff, no way. There’s two of them.

Here’s a video I created with the secret picnic location.

I live in the hills just east of the city of Perth, Western Australia and I've loved cycling all my life, From riding to primary school when I was 8 years old to cycle touring as a grumpy old man. Cycling is freedom on two wheels and I love getting on my bike at any opportunity.

13 response to "The picnic spot"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: August 29, 2021

    Is it a picnic if it is on a rock with no grass around it? Just asking the committee.

    • By: gregblood Posted: August 29, 2021

      HA! Nancy got you good on that one!

      • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

        Where’s my piece of Humble Pie.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: August 29, 2021

    You really came through on your picnic challenge. It was a great location, and I do believe you had the most elaborate menu of all. Plus, the video was most entertaining. I didn’t much care for that crack about “lost Americans” though. (Actually, it was pretty funny.)

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

      Glad my lack of diplomatic skills didn.t create an international incident. Looking forward to following your ride coming up, no eating Bearscats please and don’t become a bearscat too.

  3. By: BobinVT Posted: August 29, 2021

    I’ll give Nancy’s comment a little ‘hehe’. Actually though, it looks like a great picnic spot. Sitting on a rock by a river or stream is one of my favorite places to stop for a snack.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

      It was a lovely place for a picnic, by summer it’ll be a trickle. Maybe a wicker basket and blanket would have made it more ‘picnic-y’

  4. By: NancyG Posted: August 29, 2021

    I could not agree more that this looks like such a perfect spot for a picnic. I simply could not keep myself from making a “Lednar” comment ;’-).

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

      Ha ha, it was karma. I dish it out so sometimes it comes back at me.

  5. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 29, 2021

    Very nice picnic spot!
    Beautiful area and enjoyed the video!

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

      Thanks Rich, gone a bit video crazy lately, I’m not writing up my rides these days apart from this site and creating a video from my phone is pretty easy.

  6. By: The Navigator Posted: August 29, 2021

    I guess the good thing about suffering through a cold, wet winter is that all the streams are flowing nicely.

    I have a friend that’s been looking after a foster kid with his wife for a few years now. When they first got him, the kid wouldn’t eat anything but carrots and apples (and potato chips) for the first few months. They said: “We thought we were getting a neglected, traumatised kid. Turns out we got a horse.” The kid eats a wider variety of foods now but still prefers crispy, crunchy things.

    • By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: August 30, 2021

      Texture is such an important thing in food. Crispy always is better than soft for me especially apples, burger buns, chips etc. Looks like that kid has now got a good break in life, thankfully I had great parents.

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