Riding with seagulls

I’m riding with seagulls
down here on the beach
as they fly alongside me
just out of reach
It’s like swimming with dolphins
just as wonderful and
the only change is that
I’m still on the land

I’m riding into the wind
and I’m laughing as they
swoop all around me
on this fine August day
It’s a marvellous feeling
and one you should try
Just cycling along with
the gulls as they fly

©Jemverse

Cycling to work yesterday morning, I passed a stretch of open beach. As I did so, several seagulls took to the wing and flew alongside me into the wind and mere feet above the shingle. They stayed for a hundred metres or so and then flew out to sea; just enough time to laugh aloud and revel in a very special moment. I wish I’d had a head-cam to capture it, but the memory will stay, as will these words.

Turning wheels

Now that it’s full summer
and Southern Rail has lost the plot
I thought I’d get back on the bike
and cycle whilst it’s hot
I leave in early morning
when the dawn has just arrived
and everything is quiet
and the peace is not contrived.

It really is a lovely time
to get out on the bike
There aren’t that many cars and
clear roads are what I like
But when I get down to the beach
and ride along the coast
and see the open ocean
That’s the bit I like the most

It’s a clear run through to Worthing
nine miles beside the sea
Takes around forty minutes
the wind – South Westerly
And words come whilst wheels are turning
verses forming in my mind
Inspiration evident
so they’re not that hard to find

I’ll watch the sea beside me
and when, once in a while
another cyclist passes by
I’ll wave and give a smile
It’s a lovely way to travel
with freedom guaranteed
Just me with turning wheels
on my trusty Kona steed

©Jemverse

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