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back to normal tomorrow

Spent the past week switching the alarm clock off when it has burst into live (normally 6 Live radio) but tomorrow I need to remember to get up or at least think about getting up, holiday is over, it is back to work and I am not looking forward to it.

With my wrist is still painful so I decided not to go for a ride this morning. The Ibuprofen I have been taking seems to have taken affect and the pain is not to bad at the moment, hopefully I will be able get out mid week on a night ride so I can test my new light out.

Went out for a walk yesterday afternoon, decided to check out a bit of forest I don’t normally ride round, turned out to be a bit shorter than I expected a, but I may well give it a try at some stage. While I was I remembered that a while ago I promised to post more photogrpahs so here are a couple of photo’s of one of the paths I ride in Hurn forest

hurn forest track
Just after the gulley drop

hurn forest track
next section along which becomes a large mud pool as the winter progresses

The land on the right of the track (you can just make out the fence post in the first photo) is MOD land and I noticed yesterday new signs had popped up stating that it was tick infested, apparently you have to wear bright coloured clothing and tuck your trousers into your socks!!

Today we went for a walk round the local park, nothing exciting apart from the narrow gauge railway that runs around the duck lake, they had two trains running one of which was a steam train

The other train was a diesel engine job which is probably older than the real train it is modelled on.

Now call me cynical but if you place sign up all around the park requesting that you don’t feed the Canada Geese, why was duck feed being sold at the railway station?? It is not as though you can selectively feed the ducks and not the geese. As soon as the birds spot you have food, you are under siege, those geese don’t care what they peck if you have food in your hands. Trust my I have seen parent pick up their scream terrified kids and run from the throng of geese, ducks, pigeons and seagull, not a happy experience for kids.

This grumpy duck (I think it is a Muscovy Duck) was not interested is chasing food, it just sat there under a bush trying to sleep until somebody came along and pointed a camera at it

Grumpy Duck

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