As you might have guessed the weather this weekend has been wonderful and sunny, we kicked off the weekend with a valentines meal at an american burger grill here in Plymouth JD's Grill and the food was simply amazing, I cannot recommend them enough, it was more food than I could or should have eaten but a feast now and then is good for the soul.
Saturday we awoke to a lovely sunrise and after getting a load of chores done early we packed a lunch and grabbed our walking boots and headed off to Wembury for a walk along the coastal path, when we got there the car park was busy, it seemed everyone else wanted to visit the beach today.
The conditions under boot were very muddy and it made progress a little slow to start so for a while we dropped onto the beach and walked on the sand and rocks it was so warm we found ourselves removing fleeces and stowing them away to enjoy the sun, as we walked we could see lots of different birds about including a couple of birds of prey, I am not sure what they were but they looked so majestic riding up high on the thermals, now and then as the path rose and fell they would be almost at head heigh flying by us.
We eventually made it round to Heybrook bay and stopped for a while to have some food and enjoy the view before heading back to Wembury across and increasingly muddier path, all along the path you could see quite a few sections fenced off due to erosion on the cliffs, the effects of climate change were all to alarmingly apparent, a reminder just how precious our land is, we must do more to protect and preserve and not keep consuming our resources.
I has been a few days since my last ride, my recent cold and having post circuit training soreness has left me barely able to move up and down the stairs let alone head out for an hour or two on the bike, we now have our second session under our belts and are already feeling the benefits physically and mentally, I am and feel stronger already.
With this in mind we headed out on the bikes Sunday morning, after discussing routes over breakfast we decided to head out and try a new route, the route was fairly hilly but we managed really well, Sam only really struggled on one area, I am really proud of her, looking back a year when she first got her bike and seeing her now is a transformation, neither of us shrink away from hills anymore, I even enjoy them once again.
Well that is all for now, the weatherman is saying it will be dry but getting cold again, fingers crossed for a solid week of riding as I dearly need to get some miles under my belt. Take care out there and happy riding.