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I just left the house on my own twice. I mean I only went around the front, through next door’s gate and into the side passage but I went outside on my own!! Twice!!
All it took was for a fat sweaty nerd to be separated from her fan and computer. I’m always my best in a crisis you see
July 17th - I slipped out of work early to get some time back, and with a wonderfully hot, languid afternoon in progress I rode straight up onto the Chase, and barely stopped except for a well-deserved ice cream at Birches Valley. Dropping down into Rugeley, I enjoyed the long, cool downhill, then hopped onto the canal - a peace green sanctuary where the weeping willows looked stunning.
A perfect afternoon.
July 17th - On my return, I was held up by some rather familiar beaked* villains. This is Coulter Lane, Burntwood, just outside the farm where they sell asparagus. It’s a good couple of miles from Chasewater - yet these honking, hissing impediments to cycling progress are clearly the Chasewater geese - domestic birds set free some years ago, that generally hang around the boating lake, grumping at anyone and anything.
Are they regulars here? Is this actually their home? Do they commute?
So many questions, so little time…
*yes, I know they have bills, not beaks, but it doesn’t scan as well.
Stephen Einchhorn. All rights reserved, please do not remove or alter the caption/credit.
This is Kerið, a volcanic crater lake in the Golden Circle.It is now believed that Kerið was a cone volcano which erupted and emptied its magma reserve. The cone then collapsed into the empty magma chamber due to its weight.