Winter Walks. When it’s raining it’s never appealing to step out outside and go for a hike, but as hubby always points out, there’s never the wrong weather, only the wrong clothing. He’s right, but only to a point... 😉 Once you get moving it’s all fine and it’s nice to breathe in the fresh air. Having a waterproof camera with you helps to make it more fun - you spend time trying to get some interesting shots and angles because the spectacular view to photograph can’t be seen for rain clouds and fog! 🤪 . #winterwalks #striding #wetweather #wetdog
Hubby’s hitting the trails without me 😕 #brokenbike This feels like a turning point. I’m actually grumpy not being able to go with him. At least it’s only my bike that’s broken and not me. It would have been a great day though for some trailside photos as well; there’s a little bit of sunshine out. Next time hopefully... 🙏🏍💨📷 . #dirtbike #bikelife #twowheels
Real Horses and Steel Horses. . There's space and consideration for everyone to play out on the trails. . This is my one and only photos of Sunday’s challenging ride out when I felt brave enough to be able to take my hands off the handlebars and get my camera out! 😂 It was a good day until my clutch gave out 😲. The #SWTRF crew were fantastic in helping to get me back to civilisation so I could wait for a rescue from hubby. 👍 #greatteamwork #teamspirit
Losing Your Nerve. 😬 . Yesterday saw me clock my 18th day on an off-road bike. For the most part it was exhilarating, huge fun and challenging, but there was one part of the trail where all sense and reason left me. Something about this downhill section freaked me out! It was closed in, had deep ruts with large lumps of loose rocks and was quite steep in places. As hubby kindly left the camera running 🤪 you can see the point where overthinking got the better of me and then I lost it. My heart was saying I can do it, I know what I need to do to control the bike; my brain was telling me to f*%k off, I’m not going down there...❗️ . After a pep talk from hubby and a moment to calm down and have a word with myself I carried on and got down. It wasn’t stylish, but I got down in one piece and my bike survived. It’s moments like these where you question your sanity - I’m not getting any younger, healing takes longer and I can’t risk time off work through injury. Why start these things at my stage in life...? Well, why not? There’s always fear in something, but it’s better to have fear doing something you’re enjoying than the fear of getting to a point in life realising you should have done more, experienced more. You don’t have to travel the world either. Just get out and enjoy what’s around you. You’re a long time gone. . A bit deep for me, but I have those moments sometimes 😉😘 I’ll be back to do this track again another day! 💪 . #faceyourfears #dontbebeaten #noregrets #livelife #trailridersfellowship
A Welsh Traffic Jam 😂🐑🐑🐑 . These woolly ladies weren’t budging for anyone! They needed a little bit of coaxing to clear the way for us carry on with our trail ride. We passed by feeling a little bit sheepish (😂🤪) that we’d disturbed their peace.
My first proper attempt at shooting the night sky. While we were in Spain for a long weekend we had a night without cloud cover so I couldn’t resist getting the camera out. The conditions weren’t ideal; there was light pollution everywhere being near the town of Nerja on one side and the motorway on the other, and it was quite breezy, so having travelled light and only taking a gorillapod instead of a tripod I had to keep the camera low down and in sheltered places, so composition was limited. This is my favourite. Not spectacular in astro terms, but it’s my first that I’m happy with. I hope to do more. ✨😊
During our recent visit to Spain we took a trip to see the famous Nerja Caves. Words fail me! They were jawdroppingly spectacular. My photos just don’t do them justice. The colours and the formations are spectacular. I could have stayed down there for much longer than the guided tour limit.
Anniversary weekend. Hubby and I hit 20 years married during the week so he took me out for a dirty date today 🤪😂 He even took charge of the camera too! A rare occurrence 😉. The Welsh weather was, well...still wet, so conditions were challenging at times for a newbie like me, but it was a fab day. There’s no chance of you being worried about a bit of rain when all you’re thinking about is staying upright! It’s been a fun and memorable day. 😊 . #wetweatherriding #funtimes #bestbuddies #bellhelmets #nolanhelmet #onealracing #curvyriders