Having damaged my Achilles heel running for a plane I didn’t catch, thanks to AA [no, neither Alcoholics Anonymous nor the Automobile Association but American Airlines] I was looking for another sport to replace cycling and hiking while my heel mends. Cut a long story short: skateboarding!
I was going over the old stuff again, reminiscing, and came across the film clip I made during our fateful attempt to ride the Annapurna Circuit in the rainy season. We crossed landslides, mudslides, rivers and went through waterfalls on the way. Never a dull moment 🙂
I’ve been sorting out my photo albums and looking back at some of the great summer cycling we have had. These 2 were taken by Adam near Torla in the Aragon region of the Pyrenees.
What better way to spend Sunday than on your bike? We took our tandem and joined up with Mika & Andy on their Mountain bikes to ride to Monschau for lunch. Cool weather at the start soon turned into pure sunshine and 16°C. The colours in the Fenn were fantastic, lunch was great and, of course it was a great ride (100,8km and 645m of ascent)
We had a beautiful night sky tonight, nearly full moon and thin scattered clouds turned the sky into something out of a sci-fi movie.
I’ve been playing with Lytro light field photography. Here is a sample photo, the left side fork of my Canyon XC9.0. Click anywhere to refocus. It should be embedded, but that doesn’t seem to work! The iOS9 app doesn’t work nor does the desktop app in El Capitan. Seems that Lytro are a bit behind with the development of the software around their futuristic camera. Pity, because the pictures are quite fun. Link to the photo here
Jumped on our tandem and rode to Stavelot to see the Anna Frank exhibition. Well worth a visit and a good 79km ride along the Ravel to get there and back. Found a super parking space for our tandem too. (Preparing for later in life 😥)
Our garden is small and overrun with slugs so we asked Alois to make us a raised veggie garden. Sägewerk Hoffmann have everything to prefabricate it and even take into account the slope of the lawn 👌.
Now we just need to fill it with the autumn leaves and some good, slug egg free, potting soil and we should be good for our own organic veggies next year 😄