Thursday, 27 December 2007
the big dipper
thur 27th dec
I set off into a gusting wind and rain, out across the sand dunes onto jon's infamous loop.it was hard going at first fighting into the headwind but i reckoned on getting blown home.
half way into this loop you meet the big sandhills the biggest of which we call THE BIG DIPPER no matter how well you are going this sandhill will reduce your legs to jelly and induce some very heavy breathing [ enough to frighten picnickers at the summit on a hot summers day ! ].
with about a mile to go i pass the famous royal birkdale golf clubhouse,tiger woods will play here next summer,i head across the green field and passed the ancient mound to finish the loop. i decide to put in a few extra miles and head for the sandhills on the beach side.not a bad day at the office i think ! ok now click on the NEIL YOUNG video below and blow away a few winter cob webs.
photo,NIZ at the top of the big dipper,the royal birkdale golf club can be seen in the distance.