“No matter how long the Winter,
Spring is sure to follow.”

Proverb in various traditions.


Quote For Today

“Whosoever would understand the book of nature
must walk its pages with his feet.”


Food For Thought!

“In one year, three times as much rubbish is dumped into the world’s oceans as fish are caught, by weight.”

(From the RYA Members magazine. Winter 2017)

Other Men’s Words 2

“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision
for the limits of the world.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

Other Men’s Words 1

“Who looks outside, dreams;
Who looks inside, awakes.”

Carl Jung

Cycling Quote 3

This one is specially for the feminists among you! :

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.”

Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune 1895

Cycling Quote 2

“To me it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.

Mark Cavendish (“The Manx Missile”)

Cycling Quote 1

I shall be off-line next week – we are going, in company with our eldest son, daughter-in-law and grandson, for a ‘bucket and spade’ holiday in South Wales – so I thought I would amuse you with some quotations while I am away. Two more to follow, on Wednesday and Friday.

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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Scientific American (1896)


I am re-reading a book that I have had for several years called “The Elements of Earth Mysteries” by Philip Heselton and came across this quotation which I thought I would share with you:

“What appears to be ‘proof’ is often no more than a lack of imagination in providing an alternative explanation.”

From “Practical Thinking” by Edward de Bono.


Spring Quotation

“Spring has returned. The Earth
is like a child that knows poems.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

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