Beautiful Daughter and I have a tradition: when I’m staying with the family, we eat breakfast together, and watch a cycle touring video.

Then we tidy everything up, and we hit the road.

The usual destination is a forest, or as with this week, a local playground because the water pump has been switched on for the summer.

We got on with some serious civil engineering and learned a bit about water, flow, erosion, dam building, and of course what happens when you knock a dam down again…

Also, paddling was involved.

Tinybug is currently pushing to take our bikes to Japan when we next visit the family, so we can “go on bike tours”.