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Sierra del Peñón

My favourite ride of the holiday. It's a long slog out of Deveses, up through Orba, Murla and Benigembla. I started kinda early and there is still a lot of mist about before the sun has revved up and started to toast the countryside. By the time I reach the foot of the mountain and the wiggly track up it, I've climbed 1200 ft from the coast and sea level, actually ...

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DEVESES AGAIN…

We made it, we’re on holiday, we fucked up the booking and were en-route to Alicante with nowhere to stay, but after some messages and calls we have found ourselves in our favourite quiet spot in Les Deveses not far from the beach, in a casa that the new owners had no plans for renting, and we are very grateful that a bunch of unlikeliness fell together, perfectly. It’...

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COURGETTE LEAF

Yes, I’m back on my courgette leaf fixation, the evening sun was kinda backlighting them, the pink bits are some kind of flowers behind. It’s a beautiful world. It feels like it’s under siege, but we haven’t killed it yet. Whether you have climbed to (let’s hope they don’t build that airport) Machu Pichu, are walking your dog through Epping Forest with its surprisingly ...

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Garden Snail…

The lazy arsed landscape of my garden #5 - geezer with eyes on stalks. Some folks travel the world to photograph it. I'll go half way to my shed. Yes I feel guilty and obviously I want to see Machu Pichu, and I will. Soonish. Meanwhile, snails...

This is Bob…

He’s a dog and he is a sweetie except for when he is being taken for a walk, when he is a pain in the arse because Bob hates other dogs and just wants to bark at them / chase them / bite them. The other thing that Bob really likes to bark at are trains, and by a happy coincidence there is a railway line that passes the end of ...

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ROBERTSONS BAKERY

In 2013 Robertsons Bakery closed after 66 years of baking, citing parking restrictions and excessive business rates. They kindly let me spend a couple of hours behind the scenes shortly before they closed for good. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

SPAIN 2018 FIRST LOVELY RIDE

6:00 AM, still dark here in Deveses, but warm. Very warm. My wheels know the way and before long I am pelting through the dark. I brought my monster 4000 lumen cycle light with me, it turns night into day and fits to the bike with a mount that is still in my shed, so I am using my tiny emergency LED lamps. It turns out that they are all I need, ...

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