First truly frosty morning in South Somerset

To quote Game of Thrones, winter is coming (I couldn’t help myself, sorry). The proof was all around earlier today on what was undeniably a very cold and frost morning.

I did my usual run to work on the road bike, from Castle Cary Train Station, towards Bruton on Wyke Lane and then down to the Webtogs office in Wincanton via Shepton Montague. It’s a lovely route with few busy sections after the initial stretch on the A371, and I usually thoroughly enjoy it. I enjoyed it for the most part today too, except the part from about half way into the ride when my toes first went tingly, and then increasingly numb. They’re only just starting to return to normality as I write! I must invest in some overshoes…

Ride Summary on Strava

Regardless of my heading-towards-frostbitten toes, the visuals were enjoyable at least. I managed to take a couple photos on the ride, and one on the train from Taunton beforehand. That’s the end of the cycle-related waffle, enjoy the pictures!

Misty shot whizzing across the Somerset levels.
Misty shot whizzing across the Somerset levels by train pre-sunrise.
A ray of sunlight breaks through the trees between Castle Cary and Haspden. I just had to stop and catch it!
A ray of sunlight parts the trees between Castle Cary and Haspden. Heavenly!

Here’s one couple from Sue, who took Tog dog Kuma out on an early morning walk. Kuma informs me that she loves nothing more than frosty grass!

Kuma soaking up the joys of a crisp Somerset morning.
Kuma soaking up the joys of a crisp Somerset morning.

And here’s a couple more of Sue’s, starring rather nice looking leaf which has suffered the effects of the frost even more severely than my toes.

Leaf in Sue's garden before the frost.
Leaf in Sue’s garden before the frost, looking fine.
Leaf in Sue's garden after the frost.
Leaf in Sue’s garden after the frost, a little worse for wear.

Beautiful scenes! I hope you’ve all had an equally enjoyable morning so far. Here’s one final picture of Kuma – her morning walk has set her up for the hard day’s work to come… the latest Rab delivery has just arrived too!

Kuma chills with her friend Hetty.
Kuma chills with her friend Hetty.
It's Rab time! Get scanning Keith.
It’s Rab time! Get scanning Keith.

Hope you’ve enjoyed!
Phil

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