Sunday, 23 April 2017

Burnham Variation 27

Although the weekly target was reached last Thursday, no reason to be complacent.  Such a nice day as well, and with a big ride scheduled for next week, time to get some miles in.  Went down to Burnham on Sea taking a slightly different way back than normal.

Anthriscus sylvestris

Also known as cow parsley, wild chervil, wild beaked parsley, keck or Queen Anne's lace, this plant is growing like crazy in the hedgerows not only in Somerset but across the UK.  There is a good reason for including this today, my friends Graham and Mick are heading down this way next Wednesday for a 50 miler around the Somerset Levels.  Unfortunately, Graham suffers from hay fever when this stuff is about so prior warning Graham, bring your anti histamine medicine with you.

St Andrew's Church Burnham.

Taking a diversion in Burnham through a place not visited before, Edithmead, came across this delightful little church in the village.  Apparently first used as a schoolroom, it was converted to a church in 1919.  Described on Wikipedia as, 'A beautifully cared for tin-tabernacle.'

Nice ride out again.  Covered 27 miles and it took me longer to do that then the winners of the London Marathon today.  What those blokes achieve is mind blowing!

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