Mountains mountains mountains
Another glorious day skiing
Cycling today was too gloomy - back to cycling 15-20 miles to get to the countryside and navigating too much traffic. Grey. Tired. So instead here’s one from sunny Lincolnshire on Christmas Eve - where I would much rather be right now!
Missing the wolds already now I’m back in London and in work. This was on Saturday cycling to Mablethorpe through farmland, pheasant shoots and caravan parks! There was a brutal headwind all the way back to Belchford and I almost cried on Bluestone Heath Road where pedalling DOWNHILL was required. #festive500 attempt will come in at c350km once I’ve cycled home from work today. A bit higher than last year - but ultimately time with family and some much needed relaxing were equally important as getting back on the bike. Happy new year!
And straight ahead looking out at the wind farm. Loved how different the colours were each way you looked.
Skegness - the view in the other direction from the pier
For a brief moment yesterday we had Anderby Creek to ourselves (one direction only. Lots of other walkers not far behind!)
I’m supposed to be back in London but changed my plans. No cycling today as decided #Festive500 is actually highly anti social at a time when you’re supposed to be seeing family. So we went for a walk at Anderby Creek then onto Skegness for some fish and chips at Blue Fin cafe (8/10 - very good fresh fish and a light batter). View from the pier as the sun was setting.
Today. Had planned a long ride to Gibraltar Point but the mist wouldn’t shift. Cut my ride short and looped back to the sunnier climes of Horncastle. Even with bright lights I wasn’t entirely convinced of my visibility. Might have to admit #Festive500 defeat as running out of days.
Early part of today walking the chalk cliffs of Suffolk. Before it started raining and the sea merged into the clouds. But a grand day out!
Another fine Riga doorway
Nativity Cathedral Riga
The door into St Peter’s Church, Riga old town
The fabulous staircase inside Alberta iela 12 after spending ages marvelling at the beautiful flat inside the Art Nouveau museum. Very hard to capture the splendour of this staircase in low lighting and with an annoying man who kept leaning over the bannisters!