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Hemel Hempstead

Ah, Hemel Hempstead. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting that mythical town? On Saturday morning I woke up and decided I’d do just that, following a similar route to one I did a few years ago. I wisely decided to cheat a little bit and got a bus part of the way to Loudwater, near High […]

Underwhelming Temple

I was searching the map for somewhere to explore this weekend when I came across, in an area I hadn’t previously visited, a landmark grandiosely called the “Temple of the Four Winds” which sounded like the perfect place for an adventure. So like a hero in a trashy fantasy story I set off on my […]

Muddy

Went for a walk in the Chilterns today: out to this pleasant place with a duck pond called Russell’s Water. It is so muddy outside at the moment. Progress was significantly slowed trying to avoid bogs. Took a photo of one of the less muddy areas with some pleasant winter woodland: Just as I was […]

Greenwich

Went adventuring in the Greenwich region a few weeks ago with acquaintance Blodgett. The highlight of the area is obviously the DLR, here I am at the front of number 83A: The next exhibit is a sundial with embedded cannon which fires at noon: At one point it stopped raining and there was a pleasant […]

Rye Harbour 2014 Edition

I went to Rye Harbour with my parents last week on the one day over Christmas that didn’t rain. We visited the same place almost exactly four years ago as documented on this very blog, and I took a very similar set of photos. Reassuringly the red and black house is still intact. Good waves […]

Winter Wander

I went for another adventure today from Farnham Common near Slough to West Drayton just inside the M25. You might recall I’ve been roughly this way on several previous adventures. A really nice sunny day despite the pessimistic weather forecast. A lot of the photos below are from Stoke Common a really lovely area of […]

Berries

I saw some pretty red berries when I was out adventuring near Marlow today. Probably highly toxic. Really lovely winter morning today: cold and a sunny and muddy. I saw a robin which must mean it’s nearly Christmas!

Wantage

I Went exploring in Wantage, Oxfordshire today. It’s a nice little market town that’s apparently the birth place of Alfred the Great. The local museum was unexpectedly brilliant. My favourite bit was this replica of a Wantage tram carriage complete with dead mice: Predictably everything hereabouts is named after Alfred. Here’s King Alfred’s school which […]

Henley to Oxford (Almost)

Walking from Henley to Oxford has been something I wanted to try for ages, so having a day off this Tuesday I thought I’d give it a go. It’s about 25 or so miles if you take the scenic route. Unfortunately I think this should have been a summer project as despite setting off at […]

Butterflies

I was visiting my friend Winni in St Albans last weekend. On Sunday afternoon we went to the nearby Butterfly World. It was very very very wet. Which was a bit unfortunate as a lot of it was outside. For somewhere so butterfly-themed there is a surprising amount of ant-based exhibits. Including a rather scary […]