September 8, 2011 by welshcyclist
If you can see there’s a cormorant diving about in the foam, who was annoying the drake, and he kept chasing him off. Quite comical really. Great to see all six cygnets are nearly full grown now.
I’ve calle this post “Took my time today..”, truth is I didn’t have much choice, five minutes or so after stopping to admire the swans, I was cycling along the seafront into a vicious headwind, when I saw a girl fall off her bike coming the other way. I stopped and asked if she was OK, she was pretty shook up, she really took a bash, but no blood or broken bones, probably her ego was damaged most. We took a look at her bike, to find her plastic pedal had split and slid off the spindle. She had cycled from Briton Ferry, so it would have been a long slow walk back, but I was able to force the casing back on, and with not too much pressure on the one pedal, she was able to cycle. Hopefully it got her home.
I pedalled further along the front only to be stopped by a woman with a young child whose car had broken down, she’d left her mobile phone at home, and asked to use mine. She had to make several calls, to find someone able to come out to assist her, and I was on my way again. While this was going on the girl on the bike had pedalled past, and was out of sight, I was going her way but never saw her again, so the temporary repair must have held up, again “what a maniac?”
I finally got home, soaking wet at about 15.20, and really tired, but I soon perked up after her indoors made me a couple of cheese and pickle sandwaiches and a piece of her boiled cake, which were consumed with relish, sorry pickle!
Must be off to bed now, up early for the dayshift tomorrow, which reminds me, I hope my light batteries are up to the job, it’s now black at 04.00 a.m., hope the rain’s not too heavy, and the paper stuffed into my boots has dried them out. We’ll see in the morning.
Cheers for now.