Home now having covered 360 miles today in a glorious round trip to Birmingham and back. The main purpose was to help Ruth get her TriRide attachment back in working order after a clamp failed. She managed to disassemble it and pack into a large towable case attached to her wheelchair. I met her at Peterborough train station then it was down to Draft Wheelchairs just outside Huntingdon. Our friends there had identified that the wrong clamps had been fitted by the original supplier. By the time we left the correct clamps had been fitted and the original supplier (who did not have them in stock) had agreed to make things right with Draft at no cost to Ruth. Result :-)
I took Ruth back to her Birmingham bedsit, we had tea and I then had a remarkably quick run home, helped by threading the needle at a planned road closure on the A14. I got past the guys setting out the cones with a minute to spare!
So what about the butterflies? My treat for the day was an early stop at a Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Narborough where a stretch of disused railway embankment is home to chalk grassland plants which in turn makes it a haven for butterflies. Ninety minutes of gentle stroll on a sunny morning. No more trains where the tracks used to be but a perfect start to my day nonetheless.