Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring in the UK on Wednesday, 27th-September-2023. Bognor Regis to Brockenhurst. 62 miles. Where did the summer go? I can’t believe we are near the end of September, and the campsites are starting to close. It feels as though they’ve only just opened.
Hollands Wood, where I’m camped tonight, closes on Friday, and another of my favourite campsites at Adgestone on the Isle of Wight also closes this coming weekend. So, I thought I’d best get around to them before they close for another year.
I had hoped to come away a few weeks ago, but with hospital appointments and various other commitments, I just didn’t have the time. And I’ve only got until Sunday this week, because surprise, surprise, I’ve got the hospital on Monday.
I went to see the musculoskeletal specialist last week about my Myelopathy, who now thinks I might have a problem with my lower back as well. My leg keeps giving way, which it has done for years. But it was always very few and far between. Now, it gives way all the time. I’m sure people must think I’m drunk.
I had a bit of a disaster when I went to cook supper tonight. My cooker packed up. It was playing up a bit when I was in the Netherlands, and I had it on my list to get a new one, but I never got around to it. I thought it might have seen out this season first, but obviously not. Still, I can’t complain. It’s at least 15 years old and has been on every trip with me apart from my world tour. I took my multi-fuel burner with me on that trip.
I had a bit of a shock earlier when I was in my tent sorting out my panniers. I turned around to find one of the ponies inside my tent! Well, his head, anyway; he was having a good old rummage through my stuff. I had a job to get him out.
I might head to Swanage tomorrow for one night before going to the Isle of Wight. A lot depends on this storm “Agnes”. I think it could be rather windy tomorrow, and it would be blowing against me if I went to Swanage. It’s rather windy now.
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