Out on my bike yesterday, I was extending one of the routes I follow – exploring, if you will – and placed right in the path was this pigeon basket. Used to transport racing pigeons to their release point, I can’t think how it got there, as the location would not be conducive to releasing pigeons, being next to a major motorway. It didn’t look broken at all, so it’s unlikely to have fallen off the back of a lorry – although, of course, it might have ‘fallen off the back of a lorry’ (been stolen). I suppose I could have carried it home on my bike but as I had no use for it – I prefer my pigeons in a pie – I left it for somebody else. It will be interesting to see if it’s still around when I next venture out that way.