December 2021 photos

Boats

There’s a range of photographs for Garrys December 2021 photos. With pictures from day rides and a few from previous tours. And as many of the photos show, it’s not been a very sunny month.

Because of the increase of photos that Garry seems to take, he’s started posting them on his Flickr page. These photos can be viewed in a slideshow below the main photo collage. Or click on any image to view it on Flickr.

Garry’s had a couple of rides out, and of course, he had his camera to hand. With rides to Portsmouth, Brighton and Shoreham.

While garry has spent time at home over Christmas, he’s kept himself busy updating some of his old posts. As a result, some of this month’s photographs are from Garry’s previous rides.

December 2021 Photos
December 2021 Photos Uploaded To Flickr
Random Photos December 2021

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December 2021 Monthly Update

Beach and sky

Monthly update for December 2021. Garry got his booster vaccine. Had a camera up his bum and down his throat, not in that order! Went out on a birthday ride, and of course, Christmas came and went.

The month started with Garry getting his Covid-19 booster vaccine. The jab went well, and there were no side effects. Which as before was over Chichester, unfortunately, the weather wasn’t particularly good, so Garry drove instead of going by bike.

Sunrise
Lovely sunrise

Monday the 13th was D-Day for Garry and time for his Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy. What a date! To prepare for his procedure, Garry had to take some strong laxatives! One dose the night before and another one in the morning. The laxatives were having their desired effect when Garry received a phone call from St Richard’s Hospital Chichester, cancelling his appointment! Great, especially after having to suffer the laxatives and everything that involves! Luckily, the hospital offered Garry the same appointment but at a different hospital in Worthing! The ward used for day patients in St Richard’s was now an inpatient ward due to the rising Covid-19 cases!

Thankfully they looked down his throat before sticking the camera up his bum! Not that it mattered, as they use different cameras, or that’s what Garry thinks! They found a couple of things, a hiatus hernia, Barrett’s Oesophagus, and Diverticular Disease! All of which sounds a lot worse than it is! From what Garry can make out, most people have these. It’s just they don’t know! And there’s nothing for Garry to worry about, not that he does anyway!

Christmas tree
Garry even put a tree up this year

It’s a bit worrying that St Richard’s hospital has needed to convert the day ward into an inpatient ward! It doesn’t bode well for Garry getting his hip operation! In theory, that is supposed to happen four weeks after his Colonoscopy! But if the hospitals are full, possibly with  Covid-19 patient’s Garry’s more than happy to stay away! Despite being very uncomfortable!

Other News

Garry’s car had its annual MOT at the beginning of the month (which thankfully passed!), and for the first time in over ten years, Garry’s driven more miles than he’s cycled! Which isn’t really surprising, considering the country was in lockdown for the first few months of the year! And then, from July, Garry’s been in and out of the hospital with his hip!

Garry McGivern
Out on a birthday ride

It was Garry’s birthday in December (yay), and he had planned on going away for the night. But with the increase in the Omnicom Covid-19 variant, he decided it wasn’t the wisest of moves! Instead, he went for a couple of day rides. One to Portsmouth and the to Brighton, nothing exciting and nowhere Garry’s not been before! But it was good to get out cycling. He also had another ride out for a hospital appointment in Shoreham. It was only for his skin, and everything was well there.

Christmas came and went with Garry spending much of it relaxing at home. And as much as Garry doesn’t like it, it probably did his hip a lot of good! Particularly as he’s been in a fair amount of pain in recent weeks! Let’s all hope for a happy and healthy 2021, with plenty of cycling!

Childs bike
What else would you expect Garry to buy Indya for Christmas!

I found this great little piece from CNN on one of the founders of Lonely Books and thought you might be interested. https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/travel/hippie-trail-history-lonely-planet/

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December 20th 2021 Video-Update

Father Christmas teddy and boat

December 20th 2021 Video-Update. Garry’s off to Southlands hospital in Shoreham for an annual check-up on his skin. Yes, remember that? People may have forgotten about Garry’s skin problems, what with all the other ailments Garry has going on!
It’s a forty-mile round trip and, of course, he’s going by bike!

December 20th 2021 Video-Update


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November 2021 Photos

Beach

Garry’s been busy with his camera this month, as his November 2021 photos show. The month got off to a good start with Garry’s ride down to the New Forest and Christchurch. His first outing since June!

After spending the night in Christchurch, Garry cycled home. On his way home, Garry decided to visit Keyhaven. Somewhere he’d never been before. After his detour around Keyhaven, Garry caught the ferry to the Isle of Wight. On the Isle of Wight, it’s a short ride from Yarmouth to Fishbourne, where he caught the ferry to Portsmouth.

Once back home, Garry had a hospital appointment. But once that was out of the way, Garry was back on his bike, although he only stayed local.

November 2021 Photos

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