There was an event happening at the college today and the place was swarming with primary school children, all there to learn about farming and the countryside, as I went past a man was explaining to a group of them that in Victorian times even the children had to work on the land, then a very large modern bailing machine disgorged it's load infront of them and they were amazed!
Later on there was a lady with binoculars watching the waterfowl on the reservoir, she was interested in battery bikes and happy to chat, she told me that there were Crested Grebes and Tufted Ducks with babies out on the water as well as the usual geese and gulls. I may take my binoculars next time.
The bridge construction is coming along, lots of wooden shuttering going up ready to pour the concrete for the bridge supports. There were lots of workmen there today in many vehicles, all parked on the cycle / footpath, there would have been plenty of room to get past if it wasn't for the fact they all decided to stand in the remaining space and chat.
Mmm, I seem to have had a few grumbles today, it wasn't that bad really, I had a lovely ride, the Diamond battery powered electric bicycle was going really well, I was using level three which is one down from maximum power, travelling mostly at about 13 mph, (which is plenty quick enough when you go through a patch of flies, they sting a bit when they hit you in the face) The battery was nearly flat at 55 miles which I am really pleased with, the last light of the battery meter was flashing then which gave me just enough power to get home.