Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Cycling through the Counties

Haverigg, Cumbria
 Like the track seen here what passes for summer this year has been a bumpy ride but it hasn't put the cyclists off.  I travel up a hill on the way to work each morning which has a lay-by popular as a meeting place for road racing cyclists about to set off for mega miles.  No matter whatever the weather there is never less than three cyclists waiting for the rest of the group to turn up.
Coniston Water, Cumbria
They may be travelling past Coniston Water which is not too far away.  Monday here, as can be seen by the clouds, was a day of sunshine and showers, just the day for messing about on boats, or under cover in the launch. 
Cherry Orchard, Boughton, Chester, Cheshire
Or if it turns really wet, travel south to relax in the Cherry Orchard pub in Cheshire.  I see they too have a special Wednesday but rather than an ABC it is a quiz night with sandwiches at half time to keep those little grey cells in shape.
Clown Fish, Blue Planet Aquarium, Chester
Not too far away another indoor attraction at the aquarium are the fish that Disney made famous in Finding Nemo - Amphiprion osellarais - the clownfish, in its natural habitat found in the coral reefs of the Pacific.

An entry to ABC Wednesday - a journey through the alphabet now on its 11th circuit


mrsnesbitt said...

Oh you mentioned the word..."sandwiches" am peckish now!

Denise ABC Team

Carver said...

What a beautiful collection of photograph. Looks like a great place to cycle. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Wanda said...

Wonderful tour...such lovely photo's.

Roger Owen Green said...

on this side of the pond, we've had PLENTY of summer!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Love your collection of places and things.
The clownfish is my favorite.

Leslie: said...

I wish I could stay in England for at least a year and see everything I possibly can!

abcw team

Dave said...

It's nice to see your countryside Joy. It looks nice - Dave

VioletSky said...

I rather like all of these options.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely photos of your part of the world ~ thoroughly enjoyed them ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Cyclists are dedicated beings no matter where they are...but I hope these guys take time to look up and enjoy their surroundings -- they're cycling through scenic country! Thanks for sharing.

Paula Scott said...

Always a lovely visit here. Every picture you share with us of your area is so beautiful!

chubskulit said...

Clever idea! Catching up with ABC.

C is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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