It is days like today that give this month its nickname. Certainly very hot, upper 80s possibly, but the slight breeze makes it tolerable. Hard to believe just a few weeks ago travelled around this area with loads of layers on plus long johns! Stopped for a few minutes on a little bridge which crossed this rhyne that runs along the Pill Road at Mark. Never realised that there are fairly big fish to be seen, possibly about a foot long. My knowledge of the species tells me they are - fish! Saw loads of blue dragonflies hovering around as well. (Wickapedia puts me right on this; they are damselflies. More precise the common blue damselfly.You live and learn, for 70 years I have called them dragonflies).
On then to Burnham on Sea. Stopped for a cuppa at Lizzie's Diner in the corner of Apex Park. Nice to sit outside and have a snack. Just had to have some of Lizzie's excellent bread pudding. Forget all the Lucozade (other brands are available), gel drinks and pick me ups. A slice of this will give you all the energy you need. At 90 pence a portion it was tempting to have two slices but there was a danger that the return journey may have been more difficult.
Clocked up 30 miles, well pleased with that and the fact that the back seemed OK. Knees were a bit stiff mind. A bit down on the week's total, 58 miles this week.