Went for a walk / jog in the evening and was out for an hour and ten minutes. Not going all the time as I met a guy walking his dog and we chatted a while. He had been a miner and was made redundant in the 1960's then worked for the Forestry Commision for 40 years. He pointed out some trees across the valley that he'd planted when he'd first started :) He also showed me where there was a cycle track along one side of the valley which will be a good surface for training. I think I'll be able to get a 6 or 7 mile circuit which will be good.
Do you ever find that the place you want is right on the join of two maps? Or worse, right on the join of three? (or even four?) Well now, thanks to he miracle of modern science and computers, you can print your own maps! The Ordanance Survey have a feature that allows you to centre one of their standard format maps whereever you want and then buy that map (at a higher cost han the standard map of course). This is good 'cos Joe's (where I'm staying at the moment) is right on the joins of maps at which ever standard scale you choose. Maps (1:50,000 and 1:25000) were ordered and should be at my Mum's in about a week. *excited dance* The other advantage of doing this is that the data will be from the latest version of their mapping database so will be right up-to-date. Go here to see the Ordnance Survey's site.
[Did I mention I was a mapophile? (or whatever is the correct word)]
Stormy last night - we lost power at Joe's for about an hour. This morning I went through the narrow lanes to work and found two places where trees had come down and been cleared, one place where a bush was half blocking the road and one minor flood. The joy of living out in the sticks :) There were also loads of small branches and leaves on the road, making quite a slippy surface.
Off to Southanmpton this evening for a Morris dance session in a pub.
Right, that's all for now - zoom off - byeee.