East Anglian Summer Solstice

Cycling though the East Anglian countryside.

Though the Summer Solstice in East Anglia wasn’t a bright sunny day there was no rain; so we enjoyed cycling around the back lanes on the Essex Suffolk borders.

A field of bright yellow (Rape ) and reds (Poppies) with a few yellows and whites ( Ox-Eye Dasies ).
A field of bright yellow (Rape ) and reds (Poppies) with a few yellows and whites ( Ox-Eye Dasies ).

Having had snow recently and a fair amount of rain, the fields are perhaps a bit behind the normal growing season. Poppies seem to be making a comeback – here mixed in a field of Rape .

A thatched and white washed Cottage
A thatched and white washed Cottage

There is of course a downside to lush vegetation – Aphids by the million drifting across lanes and onto clothes and body.

There are so many nice sights on the route we took; one of my favourites is this picture perfect thatched cottage – complete with dove cots

Author: Tony Walsh

Book author including the current Bradt guide to Oman – edition 4