Thursday, 30 March 2017

West Highland Way - 2015

My, Doesn't time fly...?

Glen Coe

Here's just a taster of the finished article (It's still with my editor)...

The evening before 'The-Day-Of-The-Midge'
(Known as 'The-Evening-Before-The-Day-Of-The-Midge')
Caption competition

La banane, Évidemment


Friday, 9 December 2016

Saturday, 29 October 2016

My disappearing history

What have they done!

Kings Arms, Amersham
In the olden days, before colour radio, the two main buildings in any town were the church and the inn.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Dunstable Downs

Half a figure-of-eight between Whipsnade and Dunstable


'Ancient Monument' in Dunstable
The plan was to pick up my car from the garage by walking from Dunstable to Iknield Farm.

But it wasn't ready.

Whipsnade's Tree Cathedral
We had already bought tickets so we decided to go anyway,

extending the walk into a figure-of-eight so we could travel back the way we had come.

A direct train from Harrow to Dunstable was possibe but involved visiting Farringdon tube station to pick up a Thames Link.

We arrived fairy late so we then decided to take a bus to Whipsnade and do half the walk!

Mayor's house and police station!
 A welcome break on this popular walk was made at the Gateway Visitor Centre, with its strange air scoop designed to provide green heating (or cooling depending on the time of the year) to the building.

 A nice day.
Data from OS
Lastly, found in Dunstable:

A barber's full of old guitars. Some of them signed!


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Short Herts Way meander

Kings Langley to Bricket Wood 5 1/2 mile stagger

Courtesy of OS
A beautiful late Summer day.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

'Useful Extras'

I found this while sorting out a box of old poo:

Takes me back to when my mates and I started car camping. We all started off camping as a group, one of us supplying all the kit (including the car - a trusty MK 2 Cortina)!

It was he who kindly compiled the list when I first ventured out on my own. I had an Escort at the time that had a habit of breaking down, hence the special items like clutch and AA membership!

Aah, memories...

In the Yorkshire Dales (Old Peculier country)
Looks like Inglborough or Whernisde in the background.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

An odd and an end. Not in that order.

The 'Odd' as in 'Odd day out'...

Can't seem to get out lately. Just grabbed a moody day on Harrow Hill.

I spent a captivating half hour watching this fellow, hovering and diving just a few yards from his audience as they walked over the hill.

Even got a vid: