and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Two bike rides near Fordingbridge

The first in Boxing Day was about six miles of gentle riding pretty much along the Avon Valley, towards Ibsley and Harbridge.
We returned later to sketch the church.

Cold but bright.

The second on Dec 27 2016, probably just over ten miles?
From Fordingbridge and up to Whitsbury, with its large stud farm, and entrance for visiting mares . . .  imagined by Harry as elegantly dressed for the visit to the local gentlemen . . .

Then down to Rockbourne of Roman Villa fame, and back via Sandleheath. We were not tempted to see if the Augustus John produced better coffee than fish and chips. Ok, we must have hit a bad day a couple of years ago!


Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Now I wish I could sketch like that. Haven't dared try a building yet.

aliqot said...

I've been working at it this year, Simon! Pleased you like it. My first efforts were pretty ropey.

Ida Jones said...

A breath, or two, of fresh air! You're doing well with your sketching, Alison.

aliqot said...

Thanks, Ida - it's been a revelation to me!!