Surprising Solitude

A welcome little jaunt around local lanes and tracks after a week of being cooped up – cold weather, some mild sniffles for a couple of days and all the fun of sinuses playing up made staying indoors sensible.

After this one there’s just two more weekends until Christmas … and I can only assume that’s why there were so few people around. Here I am, cycling around in a particularly congested corner of generally over-crowded England, and people in cars aside, I came across just two cyclists and two walkers.

If you want some peace and quiet to make you happier, go out when everyone else is frantic. It’s obvious when you think about it, but it’s sort of counter-intuitive. Just make sure you go out to where everyone else isn’t going.

Two empty chairs in the sun - surprising solitude

Surprising Solitude