Up, Up & Away….

Don’t often get to see a hot air balloon so close. Drifting in from the north at around 2100hrs yesterday, it passed between us &

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Graves Damaged

What has the world come to….? From the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC SADDENED TO CONFIRM WAR GRAVE DAMAGE “We are deeply upset to

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Getting Lost-2

Having discarded my ancient (1979) Michelin 1/200 000 road map, which led me astray more times than I care to admit, I have now acquired

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D-Day & Liberation

75 years ago today Allied forces began the invasion of Europe in Normandy, France and thus began the liberation of France, Belgium, the Netherlands &

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Getting Lost ?

I don’t suppose it’s possible to get lost when randomly exploring the nearby countryside? But I’m not one for aimlessly cycling around the highways &

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Return to Cycling

It’s been a month now since I acquired my first cycle for about 50 years. I’ve managed to get out on 10 different days, exploring

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Tired of Tyres

It’s been a month since acquiring my second-hand cycle, and I was aware at the time that it would need two new tyres before very

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River Maas

My 41.3 km ride today took me to the banks of the river Maas, at Wessem, via a 7 km section of perfectly straight track

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Canals

On today’s 39.6 km cycle ride to the north & east of Weert, I came across the confluence of four canals near Nederweert. To be

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Liberation of Weert

Today’s cycle ride was a very local 6.7 km, taking in two more WW2 memorials. On 22nd September, 1944 Weert was liberated from German occupation

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