Sunday, 20 July 2008

"I Do"

This summer saw a trip to Weymouth to witness the lovely Kees and the Silver Fox tie the knot!

Great photo! [Shame I didn't take it:]
The wedding was very cool and took place in Portland Castle

Andy, Luke and some dapper geezer drinking manly pink champagne

I think I sit here? :)

The rest of the evening consisted of drinking far too much champagne, white wine and beer


The next day was spent site seeing

Chisel Beach

What trip to the seaside would be complete without a go on a pedlo?

A trip to Portland Bill was also in order.
A great little place and so scenic on a nice day.

Does anyone remember the old Portland Bill animation series?

Portland Bill lighthouse.

The lighthouse lens

Amazingly, the ever rotating lens floats on 3/4 of a ton of Mercury!!!

View from the top

It was also veteran's awareness week

I managed to capture this moving shot of a young boy reading the names on a WWI/WWII memorial.

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Being itchy all day!?!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 4/10

Today's Top Tip: Stained clothes? White wine dabbed onto a red wine stain will clean it up quickly. Similarly, fat splashes
on clothes can be easily removed by rubbing salad onto the affected area!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Over The Hill

Four of us electric bike aficionados (including one of Pink Floyd, almost*) took to the roads of Wales and cycled out to the coast with two full batteries each and very little else.

First port of call... The Tregaron pass

The last thing you want to see is a 25% hill!

One of the most unforgiving hills I've ever seen, but the descent down the other side was much more fun, although my disk breaks got so hot they actually started to warp and distort! Scary :[]

After the pass and hills, the country roads were just great

Pondering over directions.
We had many a direction dispute :0)

We passed many entertaining place names too like Ffffffffffffarmers

YAY!!! Our half-way stop and battery top-up point.

Erm Pete. I know you like biking, but come on now, give it a rest! :]

After 45 miles we finally reached the coast - New Quay.

We had quite a sense of achievement.
From left to right...
Phil - Bike: Ezee Forza
Nicola - Bike: Ezee Sprint
Pete - Bike: Ezee Cadence
Andy - Bike: Kalkhoff Agattu

We pulled up outside the first pub we came across.
It was like the Hell's Angels had arrived in town, except our bikes don't roar, they only quietly hum :]

On the way back we stumbled upon a rather impressive dam

The second most remote pub I've ever visited.
No one believed the 'Public House' logo on the map, but there it was AND it was open.

It would have been rude not to!
A swift half for me and tea for the others.

The final leg of the tour - one amazing, long and twisty downhill.
No batteries needed for this one.

After completing the 55 mile return journey home, we were all ready for a sit down, a drink and some good food.

[*Nicola is the cousin of one of Pink Floyd]

Today, I'm Most Angry About: Only getting 4 hours sleep, as I didn't fall asleep until 1am and then my darling of a neighbour woke me at 5:05am with his big bore exhaust! GRRRzzz

Top Tip: Save electricity by shortening the cables to all your household electrical appliances.
Also, never leave an empty socket switched on; you'll leak precious electricity into the air, costing a small fortune over time!