Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Drawn to attention

Have a guess who? It's Miranda's drawing from the morning at the breakfast table...

Sunday, October 16, 2016

When it's too windy

Greg and George doing some Dragonboat sailing at Lymington earlier. It was quite funny seeing these little RC sailing boats milling around all the bigger boats, jostling with even the Isle of Whight Ferry!

Today after sailing they have been doing some boat prep, organing their resources and repairing a damaged sail. Plans have been made to do a few more events and sailing together, it's great to see them having fun together.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

She's fast

Popsie has been running in the Cross Country Relay event at Gang Warily, competing against other New Forest schools.

She's been looking forward to this event, and practicing most nights. I should know, I have been standing on the street corner to count the laps!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Big Chair

A photo of Miranda on the daywe visited Southampton Solent with Lewis. Have to admit it does make for a funny photo!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Old Frends

Many years ago my Dad got me into cycling, buying me a bicycle as a present for "passing the Eleven Plus exam"

Certain memories stand out for me such as going on cycle touring trips to North Wales, and racing up and down the Towi valley with him and the Carmarthen Wheelers cycling club.

My last visit to Wales saw me inherit his trusty steed the Holdsworth Mistral, which dates back to the same time roughly as I traded up to my Freddie Grubb Galibier bike somewhere c 1975.

We shall be going on some adventures together.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Greg and George

Greg has a new sailing partner, and whereas he 'enjoyed' sailing with Lewis, George is the same age! Anyhow this pairing works well as both seem to have very similar interests and ambitions and bring out the best in each other.

Here they are working together to solve a problem; just what sailing does in bucketloads....

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Rempstone Ride :: Poole Harbour

Not a big fan of putting things off until my retirement. I've wanted to do a circular tour around Poole Harbour for some time, and whilst Lewis amnd Elliott were sailing I did my thing. Heading north from PYC I took the trail towards Hamworthy and the sailing facilities at Rockley, crossed the railway line and made a bid towards Wareham by whatever means i could find avoiding the roads.

I'd forgotten it was a Saturday so found Wareham rather busy so didn't stop. On to Arne and then across the dunes and then via thebRempstone Ride across to Studland. An epic ride the last half. Finally over to the chainlink ferry and back home.