The Current Normal – Summer Superlative

Today was to be the big day. We were going to do the ultimate summer bike ride, from Beaumont to Rolly View, a return trip of almost 50 km (31 miles).

It was cool, but winds were calm and the sun was shining brightly in the deep blue sky. Who knew if we would ever get the chance again in 2020?

I will let my photos and captions speak for themselves.

These photos were taken on August 21, 2020.

Grain crops were ripening in the late summer sun and while they appear good, the whole county has been declared an agricultural disaster. Hope they get what they can off the fields before snowfall.

Love this rural route mailbox
Road at the intersection of 233 and Rolly View Road. Any guesses why the hamlet is named Rolly View?
Rolling hills of grain.

A tiny clump of sunflowers had been planted on the road allowance bringing a bright pop of colour.

At our turn around point (24 km in) a 124 year old church.

East side of Rolly View
Rolling vista
Pothole haven for bird life
rural living
Looking back down 233 toward Rolly View Road
Rolly View, already so far away
Rolly View church steeple peeking out of the rolling hills

Lost in the rural landscape

Awww, c’mon honey, just one more photo stop…..
Full disclosure, we rode along the streets of Beaumont a bit, just to get the magic number to 50 km. It still counts, right?

15 thoughts on “The Current Normal – Summer Superlative

  1. Wow, 50 km, that’s very impressive, Allan! Well done, guys, and you managed to capture so many beautiful photographs 😀 Rural cycling provides us with the raw potential to experience the outdoors, as it is. I usually find myself getting lost in the surroundings and gawking at all that is around me while my legs are spinning in autopilot. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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    1. It was good to get out and achieve the goal we set in early summer. You can see so much kore when you travel more slowly and take time to look around. We are incredibly lucky to have this chance. The autumn weather is fantastic right now. We managed a walk in the fall colours of the river valley today. Absolutely outstanding. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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