At 2.00pm it looked as if gathering around the fire in The Tally Ho with a fine pint of a Sussex beer called Dark Star was the best way of spending a Monday afternoon, but at the height of the drizzle outside four stalwart Windmillers comprising our Squadron Leader Maurice, Dirty Dawg Andrew, Two Scones Keith and the Revd Moley Martin set off on a 20 mile ride around the lanes. Soon the drizzle became light rain but after just a few minutes of praying by the Revd a miracle happened and we enjoyed a dry but gloomy ride typical of a December afternoon. (For a small fee the Revd is happy to perform miracles at any time.) Here is the route taken:
Arkesden has become the most photographed village on our 2016 travels and today was no exception when a mini Rudolf was spied outside a picture postcard thatched cottage which Maurice, Andrew and Keith, desperate to get into the Christmas mood, couldn’t resist being photographed with:
Although it was only 3.30pm, it was nearly dark by the time the Tally Ho appeared once again in the gloom, by which time it had just started drizzling again, but the fire was roaring and well earned pints of Dark Star and other fine beers soon made us forget about the weather outside.
Thanks, Maurice, for planning an interesting reversal of our usual route around the lanes.