The weather has REALLY not been playing nicely – we still seem to be stuck in the throes of winter – we honestly have not had more than half a day’s sun in the past few weeks! I am starting to suffer from sun deprivation and will soon have to start dosing myself with vitamin D if the weather does not improve.
Nothing puts us off riding our bikes though plus we had to test our new bike rack thingy that straps on to the back of the car so off we went for another beach front ride – alas we did not return to the same place for breakfast so have not been able to get you the picture I promised.
We managed to get onto the most wonderful walkway which has previously been blocked off (not sure bikes are allowed) and rode for a good few kilometers which were interrupted every now and again with mini sand dunes that had been blown over the walkway necessitating our having carry our bikes over. It was a fantastic ride, which reminded me of being on a roller-coaster with all the slow steep ups and fast downs.
We have wanted to ride through Happy Valley but have been unsure if it is still safe – we threw caution to the wind and went to have a look-see. I have the fondest memories of Happy Valley as a little girl; we would go for a walk in the evenings and the trees would be lit up with pretty lights (I still love seeing trees lit up at night) and you would be drawn into a real life fairytale as the whole area had life sized scenes from fairytale books under all the trees, in the stream and over walkways. Today though, sadly some delinquent children have broken the arms off some of the models and written revolting things over some of the other displays. Despite the vandalism it still induced the most wonderful childhood memories. 🙂
I don’t remember ever seeing these stairs and would love to know where they end up – we weren’t too keen to leave our bikes to go and have a look, so we will all just have to use our imaginations of where we would like them to lead.
Everything is so pretty and peaceful. There are so many elements that I would love to incorporate into our garden – maybe one day when we are big.
We finished our ride with a lovely cup of coffee before heading back home.