Day 21 – Lechlade ‘There and back’

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A bit of a strange one

People reminded me months ago when i was planning ‘Side to Side’ that this was the long 4 day Platinum Jubilee weekend and that I should make sure we were booked into campsites. Well guess what, I forgot. So we’ve got up early and moved to Lechlade where we need to be for the days over the weekend to get into a carpark where we can stay as the 3 campsites are all full.

We arrive at the carpark to find it deserted. I’m glad were here and I’m sure it’s not going to stay empty for long as the weather is glorious. Just to keep the steps total going and the legs moving we decide to have a walk along the Thames Path.

The weather is glorious for the Bank holiday and there are lots of people on the path and on the river, paddle boarding, canoeing and boating, the grass pollen is out with a vengeance too and the hay fever is kicking in a treat!

We walk through an overgrown patch and hundreds of dragonflies rise up from the undergrowth. The tow are about to mate as the male has grabbed the female by the back of the neck to show his intent.

I’m All for inclusivity especially when it means that disabled people can get out into the countryside and enjoy the things that we all take for granted, and I am sure that the council, of whichever authority had the best intentions when they installed these accessible gates. However you’d think that they’d have cut the grass the other side to allow for proper wheelchair access wouldn’t you

Todays miles – 7

Ians Beer of the Day

Now this is a nice tipple. Arkell’s of Swindon. Goes down nicely a little bit of citrus but not too much.

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