The trusty stoker….

When I have my trusty stoker on the back seat, cycling becomes the alternative activity to lots of other interesting things. We stop to check things out, like the town museum in Oundle, which is only open a couple of days a week, is manned by volunteers who are (over) eager to enlighten you on some of the finer details of life in the town, but are so brimful of enthusiasm, you can’t help but be drawn in.

Oundle museum

Oundle museum

But a fascinating place it is, complete with magistrates cell, with a ‘model’ prisoner who speaks to you when you open the hatch.

Passing through the village of Barnwell, if you linger long enough you will discover it is, in fact, two villages…….St.Andrew and All Saints. And both have their separate churches, although the one in All Saints was largely demolished in the 19th century, leaving only the chancel standing.

Barnwell All Saints Church

Barnwell All Saints Church

And a 37 mile tandem ride would not be complete without the compulsory café stop. But can you spot the difference between the two photos below (allowing for a slight alteration in direction)? 20140822_125252_Android

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About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on August 23, 2014, in Cycling UK and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That would be Jenny in the window?

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