Today the weather was very quiet as I set out for Strathkinness, I was in no hurry and there seemed to be little headwind as I climbed out of Strathkinness for Knock Hill. By then the clouds bubbled up and there was a couple of short showers that really came to nothing. A big Weeeeeeeeeeeee down the hill and into Pitscottie, as soon as I turned at the crossroads I felt the wind on my back and much stronger than I had thought, so a nice easy pedal home.
The consensus of opinion seems to be that coronavirus will be so suppressed to an extent that by August we will be kissing and cuddling once more, although from what I saw of the student’s party, just across the road from me last night, such naughtiness is already in vogue.
Europe is still catching up but maybe by next Spring April-May, things will be much the same there too. So, with my itchy feet playing up again, I am starting to think again about that European trip, that was knocked on the head over Coronavirus, and I had thought this time last year that the dream was over forever.
Lockdown had really done great things for my bankbook, hardly spent anything at all, certainly no expensive purchases. As for new clothes, not much point really, as mum always said
“It doesn’t matter what I put on you, you still manage to look like an orphan from the storm”
The sale of the van also help to bring in another £1500.00 (and of course no tax or insurance expenditure) which now it may be possible to take a trip using public transport, and cheap flights (to hell with global warming) to get to the areas I wish to travel in and a folding bike once there, hopefully using (the equivalent of) youth hostels over there. These places are very basic and normally full of young students kicked out of college and universality for the summer hols, intent on having a good time until all hours of the morning, but I’m sure I will survive, I have before.
Although I have been out on the bike a fair bit, you would hardly call it cycle touring, so I have decided to put in a bit of effort and distance between now and Spring, (and lose a bit of weight) which is much easier when you have a goal and date to aim at.