Plot spoiler: Today’s ride turned into a rescue mission.
The tide crept away, leaving an egret in distress
stuck in a sea of moss while other birds are left to wander lonely in the sands.
Would help arrive in time?
Or would they be submerged in the incoming tide?
Fortunately, our heroine arrived in the
nick of time
on her winged chariot (well, a fast bike, anyway!)
All are saved. And our heroine is enjoying a feast befitting a queen. Everyone lives happily ever after—until the next fairy tale, anyway!
(Now you know that a fairy tale is even better with a cyclist in it, especially when the heroine rides in on a shining Mercian.)