just back from a cycling holiday in belgium with amos trust. i am not much of a cyclist - i cycle round ealing most places but not any great distances. so it was satisfying to clock up nearly 200 miles over 3 days though i can certainly feel it a bit now. cycling was enough of a challenge without thinking how to take photos en route - i did take a camera but just took a few shots in the evening and a few on the way with the iphone. here are 7 memories - the sum total of photos i have added to flickr...
amos flanders tour - the bikes on the eurostar en route to calais from where we cycled to messen.
behind the scenes - sweaty cycling gear hung out to dry each night - nice eh?! it's actually my favourite photo!
the amos fridge - it would be rude in belgium not to get organised about your beer after a long day's cycling
westvleteren proof - it was a treat to be able to taste the exclusive west vleteren 8 and 12 beers - these are extremeley hard to track down - brewed by trappist monks to fuel their monastic life of silence they sell beer at the café next door and a few outlets in belgium. it has no labels other than the cap on the bottle. and it tastes amazing. this photo of jenny's is my reaction to the first taste. and this is mike gaining proof he was there photographing the beer menu!
remember - we passed many cemeteries and stopped at two - tyne cot and vladso - both with thousands buried and remembered from the first world war. vladso is a german cemetery where i took this on the iphone.
chris - the amos trust director
snap - the last evening gathered in brugge on some steps for a photo - photographing you photographing me!
jenny on the other hand cycled with great pace and took photos whilst cycling and has a flickr set which follows the 3 days. you can see my joy above at stopping at a café for a late lunch on day one after a big hill climb with the sun shining. amos trust organise a trip like this each year - this one had several families on board and an age range of 5 to 68 so if you are interested give them a shout...