Good news. My new shoes from Good News arrived. Lovely.
Martin & Co. gave me a book about a crazy guy who rode a bike through Europe from the cold north to the hot south. I’m pretty sure the bike was one of these — an East German manufactured folding bike, but without the usual strengthening wooden cross-bar addition seen here.
I can’t find the book right now, so a note to self to check my memory later.
First stop on our kayak trip from Komiža was the beautiful Knezica beach just around the headland. It’s a lovely small beach and, apart from the two nudists that joined us for a brief swim, we had it completely to ourselves.
A post-physio day out in Oxford with some tranquility in the Oxford Botanic Garden. Collecting plant life since 1621. (It’s a Botanic garden, you need some pics with colour…)
A quick walkabout during a brief break in a training course back in Seattle.
Lovely hike in the Western Brecon Beacons with Martin. Up the Tawe valley to Llyn y Fan Fawr, up on to the ridge and along to Fan Foel, then back along the ridge line via Allt Fach. Camping at Dan-yr-Ogof (thirty years after staying in the holiday chalets there as a kid); great grub at Tafarn-yr-Garreg; and a lovely cuppa from the guy in the campavan who took pity on us breaking camp in the rain this morning. Awesomeness.
Rode down the lane to watch the end of the Wallingford Festival of Cycling national junior women’s race heading down Shillingford Road to the finish line.
Earlier in the day we narrowly avoided getting mown down by the men’s race by miss-timing the ride into town.