Thursday, 1 March 2012

Too nice to just go home...

In-between emails the lovely day we have had today was calling so a rapid getaway was undertaken and I was on my Pan European motorbike heading towards the Peak District. Duffield... then Wirksworth into Cromford then the length of the Via Gelia to Newhaven. The sun had set and it was a great crimson sky so I stopped and watched.....

My Iphone does not do twilight very well but it was so nice to be out after work in the middle of the countryside.

I headed on over to Ashbourne and as it was not quite dark I located by memory the chip shop. A feeding stop preceded a slow paced return home. Fifty miles but a good way to end the day. 

Someone I knew yesterday took his own life, who why and how are not relevant, he was a motorcyclist and a family man. It is such a waste of life and he and his family who I don't know will be in my thoughts every time I go on my bike for a time to come.

2 comments:

Nick Holt said...

Nev
It was a beautiful evening down here in London too, reading the description of your route, particularly the sweeping curves of Via Gellia, made me very jealous indeed. I was brought up around the area, living in Wirksworth, Matlock, Starkholmes and Bonsall in my time. It's a gorgeous area, and one we return to regularly, staying with my sister in Hognaston. Enjoy Derbyshire at its Spring best!!!
cheers
Nick

Les and Jaqueline Biggs said...

So sorry to hear of the death of your acquaintance Nev.
Have you ever Lucinda Williams singing "Sweet Old World?
Every time I hear it I think of the brother of my best childhood friend who took his life at 24.
Wishing you peace,
Jaq