Northants hinterland 103km

The last day of July.….how to celebrate the 212th day of the year? Why (you might ask) does one need to celebrate such a non-event?

Well, did you know that on this day in…….

1703 Daniel Defoe was placed in the pillory for seditious libel…….he dared to satirise High Church Tories!

1990 It was pronounced National Flag day in Hawaii……which, presumably, is a national holiday for all the islands.

1991 The START 1 treaty, controlling the proliferation of nuclear arms, was signed between the US and Russia

And it happens to be the day the Spanish Armada was spotted off the English coast, that K2 was first conquered by an Italian climber, that the British Navy discontinued its daily rum ration, that Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother Raúl, and when JK Rowling celebrates her birthday.

I mean, what better reason for climbing on the bike and going for a 65 mile venture to the northern reaches of the county of Northamptonshire, and gaze over into the delightful county of Rutland?
Kings Cliffe 103kmAnd the summer countryside was at its best…………

A huge field of borage...all abuzz with bees

A huge field of borage…all abuzz with bees

With the historic church of Deenthorpe in the background

With the historic church of Deenthorpe in the background

I like the humour.....

I like the humour…..

Blatherwycke.....the place where 'bladder plants' used to grow.

Blatherwycke…..the place where ‘bladder plants’ used to grow.


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 1, 2015, in Cycling UK and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Love seeing folks photos, the borage looks a great colour, a bit like linseed grown up here.

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