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View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

View towards Arundel, West Sussex at dawn, England, UK

I love the atmosphere on an early spring morning…there is still a chill in the air that will diminish as the sun comes up…and everything is fresh and new.

This is a view across farmers fields towards Arundel in West Sussex. Taken at dawn in spring, the Sun is just about to peep over the horizon to my right.

Mountain road in the Himalayas, Darjeeling District, India

Mountain road in the Himalayas, Darjeeling District, India

I dug out a load of travel images from various parts of India and some countries in Africa….I’ve been meaning to put them into my gallery section.

This is one of those images. I have always liked this photograph, it was taken in the mountains between Darjeeling and Kalimpong in India in the foothills of the Himalayas. It shows all the daily bits and pieces used by a family in the houses that form the tiny villages perched in the mountainside.

This was another cycling trip quite a few years ago now, and I would never have even stopped to take this had I been in a car. And if I did want to stop in a car…I would have disturbed the whole row of houses and buildings….On a bike, I am far less disruptive or noisy.

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

Early morning mist in a cotswolds forest, England, UK

I was cycling along an empty country lane, and passed through this forest. The mist and fading trees grabbed my attention. I loved the silence too, as this was early morning last summer. So the air was still and there is the impression that you are the only one awake. That’s the great thing about being on a bike, I can travel large distances, but at a pace that I can take in my surroundings and stop if necessary. It also makes me more sensible about how much gear to take out….and putting it in bags on my bike relieves me of the weight!!

I was reminded of these images because here in the UK there is a lot of mist around at the moment, and I haven’t yet been able to get out early. But hopefully I will over the next few days. There has been so much wind over the last few months, it makes a welcome change to have this lovely still air and sunshine….!