Odd Photos Taken In May 2019

Trees canal path

A collection of the photos that have appeared in Garry’s posts throughout May, and the various media platforms that Garry blogs on, plus some extra ones.

It’s been a busy month for Garry, with his tour in France, where he visited some old places and some new.

Other photos included this month, are the New Forest and Chichester.

Read the stories behind the photos by visiting Garry’s May 2019 update.


May 2019 Update

Water boats

May 2019 update, not a lot to say this month. After touring for a couple of weeks, I’ve bored you enough with my daily posts!

Water, walled city

I had my pre-op at the beginning of the month, so we’re all ready to go back into the hospital! Although I don’t think it will be for a month or two. That’s assuming my hip will hold up, as its pretty loose now! If I catch a bump wrong or forget and just go marching off, I can feel it move around, and it causes me a sharp pain! But hopefully, it’ll last for a while longer.

A Short Trip Away & Accident

I decided to go back to the New Forest for the night at the beginning of the month, to try out a new tent, but I’ll talk about that another time.

Tent bike trees ponies
Back in the New Forest

On the ride down, I managed to crash into some brambles! Maybe I was going a bit too fast, or more than likely as I think, I just wasn’t paying attention!

There’s one part of the route that goes down a gravel track, and it was there that I had my incident! I knew the gravel was a bit deep and very awkward on a fully loaded bike. But as I said I wasn’t paying attention! When I hit the gravel, I immediately felt the front wheel start to go! Worried about putting my leg down so suddenly! I decided to turn the wheel and headed for a bramble bush instead!

Man with cut on face
The consequence of not paying attention

No damage, just a few cuts and grazes! I was more worried about my pride! There was a runner close behind me, so I quickly pulled myself out from the brambles and rode off!

Future Plans

I’m hoping to go away again in the coming month, although I doubt I’ll be going too far away, I am a little concerned that my hip will pop out! Which was one of the reasons for sticking close to the coast on my recent trip to France. I thought that if anything were to happen, I could probably manage to get home, or somebody could come and get me!

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Saturday 25th May. Portsmouth to Bognor Regis. 32 miles.

Grass colourful sculpture

Well that CTC lot are a friendly bunch, not! There was four of them in front of me as we queued to check in for the ferry last night. Did they talk to me? No! Did they acknowledge me? No! What a bunch of self obsessed tossers!

Although I did force them to speak to me and found out that they were from Cambridge.

Ship in water
My ferry home last night

I bumped into them again later in the night! There was a hold up in the queue at the cafe, and who was causing it? One of those idiots from the CTC! Quibbling over the price of his food, thinking he’d been over charged! He hadn’t.

The sailing was none eventful, once on board I had a couple of pints then went to bed.

Funny thing this morning, that CTC lot, the ones that didn’t want to talk to me last night! All of a sudden they did! Thet wanted to know where the railway station was! So what did I do? Did I ignore them? Did I pretend I didn’t know where it was? No, I was very good and took them there, even though it was out of my way!

Street market
The French market in Chichester

The ride home was okay and I stopped off in Chichester for a few bits. And what just happened to be going on there? A French market!

It’s been an enjoyable fortnight away, and I’ve enjoyed being on the road, even though I’ve been suffering! And will possibly be going away again soon!

Total miles covered on this little tour 688.