and the blustery day

I think winter is more-or-less here now, as I was almost lifted off my feet by the wind on the way into work this morning I had the huge desire to get onto the SWCP and get battered by the wind. It’d be ace.
I’m not sure quite what i find so comforting about standing on a deserted beach in fairly crap weather when all the other sensible people are inside, or at the pub, but it is one of my favourite things to do in the world.

Thinking South West

Walking into work this morning, I chickened out of cycling due to rain and darkness – valid reasons in my book, I had a proper think about the SWCPW for the first time in a while. The whole idea still really excites me. It’s now fairly unlikely that it’ll be possible to fit it in next year, I am going to have to take at least 4 weeks to do it and I am already taking 5 weeks off July-August to support a charity bike ride. So I have provisionally pencilled it in (in my head) for May 2011, I’m going to aim to complete it in 28 days, although the travelling down could be a bit of an issue as it seems that the nearest train station to Minehead is at Taunton, which is 28 miles away (which seems slightly ridiculous) – ALTHOUGH i have just found out that there is a steam train that runs from Taunton to Minehead, the timetable is slightly restrictive but it’s a bloody steam train! awesome!