Wednesday 3rd December 2014
We had a rest day yesterday (Tuesday) which gave one’s ‘Nether Regions’ a chance to recover from another one of those ‘Shazza Expeditions’. We generally pottered and just got on with some ‘Domestic’ stuff, mainly involving giving the internal areas of the van a good clean and a general tidy up. It had been a lovely warm and sunny day, however, it is quite noticeable now that when the sun sets it gets quite chilly, well actually, its bloody cold and we have now had to turn the heating on for a couple of hours before going to bed !!
We awoke to a chilly start to the day, it is the first time on this trip that the internal gauge has read a little under 10 degrees(c). I took a peek outside and could see no trace of a blue sky or the sunshine, however, the ‘work of fiction’ had forecast a dry day ? It didn’t take long though for the sun to make an appearance, but once again, it was noticeable that it didn’t feel as warm as we had been used to. “Shall we go for a Picnic” she enquired, although I already knew that this wasn’t a question that she expected anything other than a positive response to. “Where would you like to go for a picnic” I replied, trying to appear excited by the suggestion. “Well” she said, “I liked that big park we were in on our first visit here“. I knew which park she was referring to, ‘Parque De Maria Luiza‘ because on our first visit she had commented on how nice it would have been to have had a picnic there. “Will we be catching the bus” I asked, “No” she replied, with one of her mischievous grins, “I thought we could ride in on the bicycles“, my ‘Nether regions’ were already aching again just at the thought of it !! But how bad can it be, I thought to myself, a half hour ride to the park then we could sit, eat our picnic, then walk around the park again for an hour or so, this would give my ‘Nether regions’ time to recover before the half hour cycle back. With picnic stashed in ‘Shazzas’ saddlebag, we set off, we were not that far into our cycle ride when ‘Shazza’ just happened to throw in “I thought we would do a circular route today” !!
It was at this point that ‘Shazza’ introduced her deviation onto her ‘Circular Route’. Remember that Ring Road that I was glad that we didn’t have to cycle on, well you can guess where we were headed !!! The thought flashed through my head “She’s after the bloody Life Insurance” !!
And so, it would appear that last year’s Winter Adventures were all about ‘Shazza Expeditions‘, this year they have now become ‘Shazzas Scenic Bike Rides‘. I hope you enjoyed the ‘virtual’ ride with us but I bet your ‘Nether Regions’ aren’t as sore as mine !!