Blodgett was querying whether November was a bit cold and dreary to go walking. Most assuredly not! This time of year is wonderful for walking. And not too cold as long as you go fast enough. Although you have to be careful not to get caught out in the dark. Today I went for a [...]
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I spent last week in the US on a business trip. We were staying in the Westborough area which is really isn’t a very exciting place to be, especially if you don’t have a car. However I stayed in Boston on Friday night and spent Saturday doing some fast-paced sightseeing. The results of which you [...]
Cows. On their own they’re placid enough but it’s a bit unnerving to encounter an autonomous column of them marching down a narrow lane. Where are they going? And why? Bringing up the rear was a man who might have been a farmer but who was controlling who? I reckon the cows might have been [...]
It doesn’t seem very long since this blog declared that it was officially Spring. Now the weather has sorted itself out it is very much Autumn. I went out for a walk in the hills today, roughly here: View Turville, Oct 2011 in a larger map Here are some suspiciously friendly horses near the start: [...]
I’ve been in Norway for a few days for our annual company conference thing. We stayed at this Butlins-esque convention centre on the coast about an hours drive from Oslo. The chalets are very cute. Weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t -20°C like last time.
I spent last week on the Isle of Wight with my family. It was awesome! If you haven’t been, the Isle of Wight is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. In no particular order, here are the amazing attractions we visited. Hovercraft! As previously documented the Isle of Wight has the UK’s [...]
Probably not. Sadly I feel Redcar’s days as a prosperous seaside resort and steel making hub are behind it. There is still a pleasant beach though. Much to my surprise there was a small tourist information office in the town center where a helpful lady directed me along the beach towards the last remnants of [...]
In summary: it’s better to speed a little extra and stay in a B&B. Here’s a photo from the moor near Kildale showing the moody rain clouds that were a near-permanent feature of this trip.
It was ridiculously hot on Sunday. Probably too hot to be going walking but I did anyway. Here are some photos I took on my wanderings between Henley and Marlow via Stonor and Hambledon.
I took a break from exploring the wild lands of southern Oxfordshire yesterday and instead headed to nearby west London and walked along the Grand Union canal from Hayes to Alperton near Wembley. I can’t say it was a particularly exciting walk and it intermittently rained which wasn’t much fun. Still, I managed to take [...]