I’m always intrigued by random ‘stuff’ that I see on my travels. Very often it’s usually a case of ‘I should have taken a shot of that’ when I get home. In this case, it took me about 20 paces to decide that I should take this picture. (Hence the tripod in the background on the left – doh!)
Basically it’s a swimming armband – one of those things you put round kid’s arms to help them to gain confidence and learn to swim in the local swimming pool. In this case, just why was it here? This is a fairly busy road (fast 60mph job), there’s obviosly a bit of ‘fly away’ from passing garbage trucks and the like. Did somebody get their first swimming certificate and throw away their armbands on the way home – like some learner driver throws away their ‘Ls’ when they pass their test?
I wouldn’t normally walk along this road, or roads like it but my route between too public footpaths through the surrounding countryside required it.