Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pictures from the Fens (over two days)

Sunday, 22nd June 2014: Well some good news – beer can make you smarter – I should be alright then. Except I am not a mouse and I don’t drink 3,500 pints of beer a day – no honest I don’t.

I am always going on about how dodgy the traffic can be around schools at drop-off and pick-up time. Apparently a toddler was hit by a reversing car at a Cambourne School.  The Cambridge News poses the Question “How to you solve problem like Cambridgeshire Traffic”. Although the piece itself is rather flippant and pokes fun at farmers and cyclists in a rather predictable way and doesn’t seem to me to offer much if any journalistic insight their poll at the end of the piece comes out in favour of Congestion charges (27%) and banning all cars within the inner ring road (18%) – (when I looked anyway).

There is also to be a “Crackdown on reckless drivers and cyclists who jump level crossing lights in Cambridge area”. It seems to me that the addition of the word cyclists in the headline was a calculated addition to the headline to annoy cyclists. I have just read the British Transport Police release – Level crossing misuse”. The release mentions drivers and pedestrians but nothing about cyclists. Pedestrians for instance can face a fine of up to £1,000 and a criminal record if they are caught misusing a level crossing. Oh dear Cambridge News – will you setting up Twitter accounts of comely young maidens and be trying to get cyclists to text pictures of their willies next!

And finally an appalling report of road rage by the stereo typical angry driver – a white van man – on an 80-year old.

Aberdeen Angus – paddling – Burwell Lode Footbridge

Burwell Fen – Burwell Lode Footbridge

Burwell Fen – Burwell Lode Footbridge

Commissioners’ Drain – Swaffham Bulbeck Lode Byway

Gathering in the hay – near Swaffham Bulbeck Lode

Poppy in the Wild

Two Poppies in the Wild

It doesn’t seem that CityJet have been operating for very long out of Cambridge Airport. Well apparently they will be stopping at the end of the Summer Season because of “shifting customer demand”. (They used to fly to Amsterdam and Dublin but not for much longer).  Their website is still offering flights though.

OOVLR Fokker F50-1287 – CityJet over Lodes Way

Tuesday, 24th June 2014:

The last route was really just around and about Lodes Way. This time around I also cycled around Low Fen Drove Way and Lodes Way.

Oil Seed Rape ripening – Low Fen Drove Way

Spuds Galore – Docking Lane

Something has been along the Lodes Way track through Burwell Fen that shouldn’t have been.

Track Damage Lodes Way – not good for cyclists

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