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7th June 2021
Mt. Biking: Two Rivers - Deben to the Orwell (long route))
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Weather: Sunny and hot :)
Max Speed: 19.90 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 20.25 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 7th June - bike ***** - Long two rivers, the Deben to the Orwell including breakfast at the water ski jetty and coffee at Falkenham Church – sunny periods and hot.

With the hot, sunny and still weather continuing we were keen to get out on the bikes this morning, with breakfast packed we were down on Felixstowe prom just after six. It was busier than yesterday with joggers, cyclists and dog walkers as we biked to The Fludgers. Past conkerland to the beach huts on the cliff across wireless green and down the windy path to the prom and luckily it is much quieter up this end:) We were keen to see if the host of poppies just past The Dip were are good as last year? There was a nice covering of red set against the deep blue sky, just lovely, not as many as last year yet but we are behind due to the cold weather! Out past the golf course with a great display of sea cabbage on the beach reaching Felixstowe Ferry, I never tire of taking pics here before setting off on the Deben path and have it completely to ourselves:) Several birds flitting about mainly reed bunting and pipets with noisy oyster catchers and a red shank standing on a post! We have breakfast in the peace and quiet by the water ski jetty now looking very sad as pats are now breaking off and disappearing, it won’t be long before it’s gone all together! Rested we continue along the river wall path not too bumpy; an access road has been made into a farmer’s field and a large are boarded off, we think it is for a pumping station to help irrigate the fields but are not sure? Then up to visit ‘Emily’ at our favourite Falkenham church for a cuppa, banana and nut bar enjoying the top scenery:) Taking mainly footpaths over to Kirton with the potatoes, peas and wheat coming along nicely now, the coat is now off as it is warming up! At Trimley we take the tree lined path back to Felixstowe docks, Mag then goes home the Morrisons way while I carry onto the Dock view point just in time to see the newly refurbished Harwich foot ferry land and fill up with passengers, including several bikes, perhaps we can take our bikes over, its only about 20 miles back to Felixstowe if you can get over the Orwell Bridge? Back home along the prom for a much-deserved cuppa having been out for 5 hours 40 minutes covering 20.25 miles! Then spent the rest of the afternoon doing exercises, having lunch, reading and dozing, us pensioners know how to live!

PS - I was pleased to have another pic on ITV's About Anglia today, my second of the month :)

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