Saturday, 19th April 2014: After the enjoyable trip around the North Norfolk Coast it was back to the flatlands for my cycling. I popped out the next day just to stretch my legs really. Well that’s my excuse. After that I had other things to do until Tuesday, where I also cycled around the Wicken Fen area. As I didn’t take many pictures I have put the two lots together.
I also caught-up with the week’s happenings in Ambridge with the every day tale of miserable country folk in the Archers). It was a good job it was a nice day. As it was Saturday I cycled around Low Fen Drove Way and then over to Lode (almost via Stow cum Quy Fen) before heading up to Upware and back via the Lodes Way.
Oil Seed Rape in flower early – behind Anglesey Abbey
Someone else was enjoying the fine weather – now I assumed it would be easy to find some info on the Ultralight (or Microlight) plane – but I can’t. I think the ID is either G-CHFC or G-CHEC and neither throw up anything on a search.
Ultralight Flying above Lodes Way
On my way back I did come across some thoughtless parking on the Lodes Way between Reach Lode Bridge and Split Drove. I did wonder if the driver had tried to squeeze through the wings looked a little battered.
Thoughtless Parking on Lodes Way
I did bump into the Swaffham Bulbeck Cyclist who had also noticed the poor parking.
Tuesday, 20th April 2014: A couple of days later and I was back again – look how the Cow Parsley has come out alongside Bottisham Lode.
Cow Parsley in abundance – Fen Road, Lode
Swans on Swaffham Bulbeck Lode
I though these were some sort of bird scarer – my son put me right – they are bird feeders for game birds.
Attracting Game Birds along the field margins – Lodes Way
It is the time of year when cyclists (and anyone else) can get Sunday Teas in Wicken at the local Methodist Church.
Methodist Church, Wicken – Sunday Teas for Cyclists
This part of the
world UK doesn’t get that much rain, despite of the ditches and drains and rivers that run through. So it is common to see irrigate at the slightest drop of fine weather.
This field is growing turf – Lodes Way
Next – A walk in Lower Wood to see the Bluebells.