Today I cycled 15 miles. I've cycled every day this week, but this is my longest to date.
I followed the Wirral Circular trail, which mainly kept me off the main roads. My route took me along the banks of the Mersey mainly, with a few bits where I had to travel alongside or on main roads. I didn't start until quite late, and it became obvious that I wouldn't be home before dark.
Not a problem. I'm an experienced cyclist. More than that, I'm an experienced cyclist with bright LED flashy lights to fron and rear. Still, I ended up in Bromborough, perhaps 12 miles from home, so I jumped on a train to Birkenhead and cycled back from there.
One part of my journey took me to the Croft Industrial Estate, where, a couple of years ago, I found a gap in the fence that allowed me close access to the derelict buildings you see below.
I went down there with Bren and some camera equipment, just as the sun was turning everythng golden, and we had a fantastic shoot. I'll try to ad some of the pics to this post shortly. Some of the warehouses to the left contained some fantastic vibrant grafitti. I like old abandoned places anyway. There's a sort of melancholy romance about them.
I've always enjoyed looking at the main building. But tonight, it was half demolished. I suppose it will be flattened by the end of the week.
I know we can't preserve everything in aspic, but I'll be sad to see it go. I'm glad I went there tonight and took a few pictures.