Dorney , Jubillee river path and back to Slough
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It usually is quiet around here , many times i have walked or cycled here during the week (mon-fri) and you hardly see another person , travelling north from the thames the grass on the common is always very short like it has been mown .Sometimes there are flies around because of the cattle , but its nice just to stop and lay out on the grass . At the edge of the common is a busy little clean stream with small fish in and in the past i have seen that little torquoise fish hunter the 'kingfisher' around here .
Most of the houses around here are very old and made with timber supports , which have bent with age , giving the roofs a saggy look about them .
It is a sunny day today unusually (for the uk in springtime) and when i got home my forehead was red with sunburn .
Cycling on i came across Dorney Court which is an old building with it's own grounds and some flower gardens and a 'pick your own' fruit area , they also had a garden shop with a cafe attached . Whilst drinking coffee there i noticed that most of the other cafe-goers were also cyclists and part of an organized club , complete with proper cycling gear ; helmets,shorts etc .
Dorney Court was closed today , but i only stopped for coffee . closeby is the Jubillee river cyclepath which also had become a nature reserve for birds .The path is great and runs paralell to and about a mile from the thames , it is laid with fine gravel and a grey dust tends to get over the bike and your legs .
There were a few swans , mallards , coots , geese , what i think were either cormorants or shags were spreading thier wings and sunning themselves .
That was only about 12 miles i cycled , there is a bit more to say , but someone just invited me to an avid TB club or something , maybe
i'm doing too much .I'm only really interested in sharing travels and tips , you will have to look hard to see personal pics in a blog .
just now i have an India blog hints/tips in me , have been several times and i love india and will go again , problem is to give a true account there would be a lot of words taken up about conmen/tricksters/parasites and the like , and i cant find a balance .