A mallard made her way gently downstream with two fluffy ducklings following closely. There are otters on this river. I thought I saw an otter-shaped ripple once, and a friend has seen one but I still live in hope.
The ride was good. The Trek shifts nicely and I was just out for fun so not carrying any extra weight. There are a lot of rough roads around my way but the Trek gives a more comfortable ride than my mountainbike and wow, you do appreciate it when you zip nicely over a stretch of nice new smooth tarmac!