Saturday, 13 April 2013

Spring is's official

THIS morning I wiped off the cobwebs, pumped up the tires and oiled the gears of my (very old) Gary Fisher HOO KOO E KOO to take to the newly opened Sustrans route, near our house, that opened last weekend: the wonderful Two Tunnels route.  This provides us with a way of getting out of Bath without having to climb any hills - worth all the £££!

The stretch near us has the longest cyclable tunnel in the country - its dark and seems endless - but I love the speakers embedded in the walls with ambient sound...

Before it started raining the signs of spring were obvious, with rosettes of yellow primrose and strong smelling ramsons leaves in the woods boarding the track.  Also I heard my first chiff-chaff and willow warbler of the year - what a joy!

Footnote (Sunday): the warmth today has paid dividends - the first pond skater and whirligig beetle on our pond; queen bees bumbling around the lungwort flowers; the frog spawn is now growing into discernible tadpole shapes.

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