A few photos of a few places taken over the last twelve months; some with the kids, some with friends, mostly alone. Some from trips that were many months in the making, others from trips that were planned an hour before leaving the house. Numerous trips were cancelled, postponed and rearranged due to what’s been something of an […]Read more "2016 “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”"
The holidays were fast drawing to a close, school and September were looming and we still hadn’t arranged any kind of a holiday. Buying a house that (still) needs rewiring and a new boiler whilst living off one income has meant luxuries like holidays have had to take a rain check for the time being. […]Read more "The young man goes up the old man with his old man"
A grey damp Sunday was spent driving to just about the furthest corner of the Lake District to use up the last few days of my annual leave and to give myself a birthday present of a few days of walking a horseshoe route round the Ennerdale valley with a few wild camps thrown in. It […]Read more "Backpacking the Ennerdale Horseshoe"
Day 4 The rain and wind didn’t let up for a moment during the nights camping on the beach at Corpach Bay, at least a few hours sleep were had and I found comfort in being wrapped up warm and snug protected from outside where the gusts howled in from the sea and nylon took […]Read more "Come Rain, Come Shine: A Backpack round the West Coast of Jura part 2"
A dirty old chest infection has made getting out and about very low down on the list of things to do for the last month, whilst coughing my lungs up and being really grumpy have conversely shot to the top of said list. With the weather as good as it could be (i.e. not pissing […]Read more "Short and sweet"
Just about a month ago I spent a few days working my way up over the Pennines from Edale. With the exception of one exceptionally blustery night in a bivi bag where the wind howled across the hills and the rain hammered down I was otherwise fortunate to enjoy bright, clear and dry conditions. I’m hoping […]Read more "A sunrise over Bleaklow in early March"