Fires on the moors.

28°C, hot dry and still. Thin brown smoke split the cloudless sky.

I rode from work with MapMyRide+! Distance: 31.90km, time: 01:27:11, pace: 2:44min/km, speed: 21.95km/h.

This photo is from the roadside on the ride home. Yesterday was worse, the entire sky was filled with a hazy bluish smoke that had a distinctive woody smell. It’s good in a way that I didn’t ride, it can’t be good for your lungs. By evening, the smoke spread over all of Lancashire as it dispersed and drifted towards the sea. Once the sun was down, onshore breezes cleared the air near the coast once more.

Today started refreshingly clear, deep blue sky and clean air. The fire in the photo may have started during daylight. Perhaps a lensed bottle, a cigarette or a throwaway BBQ tray. The river of brown smoke split the sky into evening and seemed to float higher than yesterday. the smell was very faint.

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