Bridge over the River Brue
This river from Glastonbury to Bridgewater runs through the Somerset Levels and I crossed it at this bridge west of Burtle. Some patriotic folk live in the house nearby judging by the Union Jack. There is a lead plaque, seen to the rear of the bike with a rather sad legend on it. See below.
Albert E. Watts R.I.P
Cannot find out who this poor fellow was or how he met his demise. A lady in the house nearby could not help either. The widow and five kids who would have not been that old must have found life very tough back in 1898. The plaque is made of lead which, surprisingly, seems to have remained intact for the last 117 years.
These trees have been imported into Britain and provide a lovely show at this time of year. This one was in Pill Road Mark.
This easy ride was tougher than I thought it was going to be! Ended up going at quite a lick and realised that I may do the ride in a much quicker average time than before. I ended up doing 27 miles at an average speed of 14.1 mph. Best time on a ride so far. Will just have to put up with sore legs tomorrow (and the strapping worked fine).