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August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Monday, August 15, 2016
On Saturday Kai and I went back to Radstock to explore the Colliers Way walk...
This would have been less alarming if we'd been able to see the bridge before stepping onto it...
... this is the bridge...
The (cycle)path runs along the old railway track.
Yes, you can ride tandems along here too!
It's number 24 of the national cycle network. Number 3 goes past our house, which is mostly very nice, except when inconsiderate groups cycle past at 6 a.m.on a Sunday morning shouting to each other ...
These were most puzzling...
... until we found out what they are!
Heh. An instructional cycle path! Whatever next!
There are quite a few bridges, both above and beneath,
And inside each of the ones above were strange signs with hands...
This is a bench, for children and adults, we think. There are seats and benches all along the route.
This is the sidings, as far as we got. Kai worked out later that we walked 6.8 miles in total. Legs were burning by the time we collapsed onto the bus back in Radstock, but to my surprise I was fine on Sunday. Very happy about that!
It's an absolutely beautiful walk. Going to go back in the autumn and enjoy the colours!
On Sunday Kai had another venesection session. His ferritin was up a little last time, which does happen, we're told, but the overall trend is still downwards. It was all terribly dramatic though: the centre of Bristol was closed off by the police - on what is probably the busiest weekend of the year, the Balloon Fiesta. Getting a bus back was a nightmare, as the traffic was in complete chaos: ended up getting a no 2 to Broadwalk and walking down the hill.
Later on we found out it was a bomb scare outside Bridewell police station (which is where Ken works). Somewhat alarming...
Ending on a prettier note, there were haloes on both sides of the sun on Saturday evening.
I've stitched these together in photoshop as my little camera couldn't manage to capture both with the sun that bright. Pretty sun dogs. We quite often see one, but I've never seen two!
Today is a rest day. Ken has a couple of days off so has gone exploring something historical the other side of Bath, while Kai recovers from blood-letting. I have to go instruct a workmate of his in how to set up her own website tomorrow afternoon, so have Prowl recharging in preparation. It's too hot and sunny to do much today in any event.