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Was That Peak Traffic?

And are roads never going to be as crowded again? Because up until coronavirus the roads were generally achieving¬† a new record level of traffic per year or pretty close to it (see the Dept for Transport stats). Although it’s … Continue reading

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Viral Times

Although coronavirus is evidently a serious threat to heath and wealth, there are some positives. Given the closure of the nearest swimming pool, I’ve taken to swimming in the sea instead. Yes, with a wetsuit. And the beach is so … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

The recent storms have produced some remarkably big waves. The photo shows surfing at Wiseman’s Bridge – it was impressive, and continued for a couple of days in big waves. The waves trip over the rocks on the west side … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

2019 has been the year of bamboo. No, not for the Chinese, just for myself, since I’ve just finished digging out the last clump of highly invasive bamboo in the garden. It’s a pleasure to see it go, and, of … Continue reading

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An Autumnal Bike Ride to Land’s End

This is a brief account of a bike ride to Land’s End from Exeter – and then back to Taunton. I last did this area as a big bike ride back in the 1980s, so traffic was noticeably heavier – … Continue reading

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West Wales to Eastern England – crossing the UK

The following is an initial version – I’ll add more links and photos later. This completes the Mizen Head to Southwold / Lowestoft route that we wanted to do – and since we did it in a big loop from … Continue reading

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Cycling to Mizen Head, Ireland, late June – early July 2019

Having ‘done’ Malin Head a few years ago, it was always intended to visit Mizen, the Land’s End of Ireland. This trip took about two weeks and c. 700 miles of cycling. We took an inland route there and came … Continue reading

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Sunflowers and Sand

The sunflowers, far from being eaten by the slugs as I had expected, have rocketed up and are starting to flower. Most of them are multi-headed red ones – ‘Claret’. They are about five or six feet at the moment. … Continue reading

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Spring Tide Walks

At low tide on the Spring Tide – occur at the equinoxes – it’s possible to walk on sand all the way to both Tenby in one direction and Pendine in the other. In both cases there are places where … Continue reading

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Planting Fruit Trees, Herbs, etc

I planted five fruit trees today – there’s already a pear (that was crushed between clumps of bamboo, now liberated) and an old, and rather too high to harvest, apple. I wanted some favourites, but I also wanted a couple … Continue reading

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