When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.
~ Arthur Conan Doyle
Sunday morning, M and I went for our first bike ride here on the Eastern Shore. Since it was also our first ride of the season, we decided to keep it relatively short. We went a grand total of six miles, making our way to a nearby park, Raccoon Point, and back.
The winds were gusty on Sunday so we had some resistance on our way to the park (a lot of resistance at times). It made up for the lack of hills in terms of getting a good workout.
I like the cute little wooden churches they have here on the Eastern Shore. The bigger cities, such as Salisbury, might have stone churches, but out in the countryside the churches are like the one pictured above.
One of the interesting things about the ride was passing through a variety of landscapes. We saw corn and wheat fields.
There were long open stretches of road.
There were Guinea Fowl free-ranging in someone’s front yard and driveway. I looked up Guinea Fowl this morning and read this article about them. I’m thinking that maybe we need some Guinea Fowl here on the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. They eat bugs. Lots of bugs. And we definitely have a bug problem. Ticks, in particular, are bugging me. We already have a coop. All we needs are some keets to get us started. Keets are baby guineas.
We also passed Thorn’s Peafowl Farm. I didn’t see any of the peafowl, but did hear them.
The next photo is pretty bad. But I have to show it to you because someone out there might be able to tell me what it is. When we came out of the wooded section of roadway, we were in a wide open area of grasses with a few scattered trees. Up in the sky was a silver shiny thing:
Is it a weather balloon? A weird space ship? A drone? Whatever it is, it sure has a strange shape.
Raccoon Point is a small park on the Manokin River where you can fish or picnic. There’s a sandy beach so I assume you can swim, too. I didn’t see any “no swimming” signs.
If you were to head pretty much straight out from here, you would get to the Chesapeake Bay. It’s hard to tell where the river ends and the bay begins.
That’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch and the Eastern Shore for today. Thank you for visiting. Part two of the Name the Owl in the Garden poll is below. Thanks to everyone who has voted. After today’s round, I’ll narrow it down to the top three for one last poll.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂