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24 Feb: Hatfield to Woolmer Green

posted 1 Mar 2013, 10:14 by South Herts   [ updated 17 Apr 2013, 03:38 ]
Ten of us ventured out today calling in at Ley Green Post Office for a welcome break from the NE wind.  Carrying on north all the way to Shillington didn't seem too clever now, so our leader Tracey was easily persuaded to loop around to Woolmer Green instead.  There we found a welcome in The Fox, which was doing a good variety of food for a Sunday lunch.  So a new venue can be added to our list, suitable for winter rides.  
Group outside cafe
Leaving Ley Green Cafe

We had split into three groups going to Woolmer Green, one lot going back home and the other two to the pub.

Judy, on the recumbent, fancied a more direct route and reached a badly flooded lane between Preston and Langley.  Fair enough, they had closed the road, but she ventured through regardless and emerged reasonably dry.  The next of our groups to arrive here took a different approach.  Not sure of the depth they thought chucking a stone into the water might provide valuable information, but the only thing this proved was that stones sink in water.  Hey, if everyone did that how long would it take to build a causeway?  So they gave up and found another way around the flood.  It just goes to show the ground is still saturated even though it's been fairly dry lately.