Today I had a nice bike ride (sort of in the rain) over to the Couth Buzzard in Greenwood. Uphill a fair bit of the way but nothing drastic if you choose your route carefully.
I took several books – 8-10 – in the bicycle pannier. Exchanged them all for credit. And then found a few different ones to bring home. Net change in my book collection – probably about minus 5. This is a slow process!! But an enjoyable one – and I also had a good cup of coffee as I browsed the book shelves.
On my ride home, I came to the top of one hill and wondered if I was in a different country. Maybe back in Bhutan. A weird feeling.
a monastery with prayer flags flying – the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
p.s. as a matter of curiousity I have just checked out google maps – by their route the bicycle ride to get there should have taken 11 minutes, a distance of 1.5 miles. Coming back google estimates 8 minutes. That’s mostly downhill. I don’t think google stops at intersections or stops to smell the roses. It took me considerably longer each way. By car, google allows 5 minutes each way.