They reach a belt of trees, mostly oaks with a few elms. Drops of rain fall.
We cycled along the river to Pangbourne and back again, so I have leapt ahead into day 3. The whole of today is summed up in this picture: bright and sunny and new.
We stopped and had a nice lunch by the river, then stopped again an hour later for beer, so we were very hobbit like in our behaviour. I'm sure it did me good though. *hic* No black riders seen, apart from those ones dressed in lycra and wrap around sports sunglasses.
I did want to post a picture of a cow (not a dead one), but I resisted.