Saturday, 25 June 2016

Another Three Weeks......

Another three weeks have now passed so we are currently preparing to head out of here on Monday morning and move about one hundred and twenty miles north....

This current site near Melksham is well placed for walks along the canal as well as some wonderful areas for some serious cycling....

Since we have been here we have had one of Anne's sons and his wife come up from Devon and spend a weekend camping with us and the other afternoon I met up with Colin Haynes... one of the guys from my working days who I have only seen once since retiring.

Apart from one or two days of heavy rain most of our stay here has been dry and sunny which has been ideal for getting out on the bike and putting the miles in........ It has also been good for walks along the towpath to the pub..! 

This is one of our favourite sites so we will probably return at sometime in the future.... 
Below are just a few images from our stay here....

A couple of boats along the canal from the campsite.
My Narrow Boat?  Well it has my name on it..

Entrance to one of the many locks on this section of the canal
Out on a ride...A village lock-up- possibly a good place to keep the Felt safe.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Do you know your fruit..?

Just a short post today but I just had to share this with you......
Anne and I were in Melksham this morning and we noticed this pub sign...

Pub sign in Melksham- The grapes or not..!!
Now I wouldn't say that I can recognise and name every fruit that exists on the planet..but until today I did think that I could tell the difference between grapes and a banana.... maybe I was wrong..

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Fuel not needed.....

The drive up from the Verwood site to our new one here near Melksham was nice and quick and straight forward...after all it was only about fifty miles....
After arriving on site we were allocated a very nice large corner pitch with a hedge on a couple of sides and with the benefit of the sun all day.....

Talking of the sun...since we have been here the weather has been great and very very warm, in fact I find it ideal cycling weather.....once on the bike and up to a nice steady speed it's amazing how cool you can remain as long as you don't stop. 
If you do stop that's when you realize how warm it actually is.....without the benefit of the breeze created by your forward momentum the heat starts to take over.... 

The cure? 
Get back on the bike and start moving again...a careful balance between effort used and speed of your forward movement..... then you start to feel cool again......


Fiona on today's ride.....Fuel not needed!!
I am still working my way around my favourite blogs following the three weeks that we were without a good broadband signal as explained in my last post.....

The weather forecast tells me that we could expect some heavy and thundery downfalls of rain over the Friday and the weekend but with a bit of luck and some forecast watching I should be able to get some more rides in around the downpours.....

Saturday, 4 June 2016

No I-Net.....No Posts.....

Yes I know....no posts on this blog since 18th May...... but I have got a good reason...
The site that we have been camping on has had a serious problem with their broadband connection. 
Some sort of argument with the supplier apparently.
They then changed internet provider and then that took time to arrange etc...etc.....

Anyway the upshot of it all was that I was unable to make any blog posts and even more importantly I have not been able to visit all my favourite blogs. 
I will try and catch up with you all over the next few weeks. If I haven't visited your blog recently I promise that I will catch up with you as soon as possible.....

I won't try and post all the posts that I missed.....But......
Although this site was nice and quiet when we arrived it was heaving over the recent bank holiday and also over this past week....
Kids everywhere (half term holidays)...Dogs everywhere woof woof woof..... Noise everywhere..... 
A decision made...the next and future bank holidays we will be on an adult only site....
I can live with a few dogs barking...most of those on sites seem to be pretty well behaved with only the odd one or two being a bit noisy anyway....
But unruly kids on mass and the parents who don't keep them in check........ I will take a swerve on that in future..... 

Busy...Busy...Heaving Campsite over the Bank Holiday.....
Since we have been here we have taken Eva the Eriba to the dealers for her annual service........ I have had four various catch-up medical appointments...... My mate Jason has visited a couple of times for a cycle ride...... Peter Calcutt has visited for a lazy day of chatting.... My Daughter and family have come out for a nice day in the sun and a picnic...
I also visited 'my shed' at my daughters and swapped my Tifosi over for my best bike..the Felt Z1 and even managed to get a puncture on it on only my second ride......

In short the 28 days that we have been here have flown by because we have had something going on everyday....

On Monday we head off again to our next site......hopefully their internet will be working ok and I will be able to resume normal blogging service.......


A step closer to what is normal........

Over this past week our campsite has taken a step closer to what we think of as normality...  The sign that was put out at the entrance to ...