I thought I would try out a blog on my new photography website. As the title suggests "What was I doing here?"
Well, I was waiting to be picked up by my neighbours Don and Di Smith after getting a puncture (the 2nd in 6 weeks) whilst riding on the Rail Trail.
I had decided to ride out to Cheviot Tunnel, a round trip of 20km's. After 2 km's I realised I'd left my water bottle at home. After 7km's the rear tyre went flat. So I'm in the middle of nowhere. The trail goes a long way from the road at this section and I've got no water. It's not like I'm in the middle of the Sahara but a drink would've been nice. To top it off I couldn't find my shoes I normally ride in so I grabbed an old pair of runners with a crack in the sole. No problems pedalling and I won't be walking anywhere. Yeah right.
I started walking back until I could see the highway. Fortunately I had only walked about 3 to 4kms when I was able to scale a couple of fences and make my way across farmland, dodging cattle and cow pads to the highway.
Thanks Don and Di.
I hope you enjoy my new photography site. I still have a lot of images to upload, but at least it's a start.
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