Borrowdale at year’s end, 2016

31 Dec

Skiddaw from Keswick, mid morning on Thursday, December 29.   Skiddaw and Keswick, from Hope Park.   Skiddaw and Hope Park from a Derwentwater jetty.   From Hope Park, looking south-west across Derwentwater to Cat Bells (left), Grisedale Pike (right) … Read More »

Wet, warm and windy in West Wales

22 Aug

Jackie and Charis stayed with Trish and Hugh near Aberystwyth last week, then spent three days riding near Lampeter. Steve, Jeni and Charis’s pal Emalise were driving to a Friends of Bolivia reunion near Machynlleth on Thursday so I hitched a ride, and all six … Read More »

Walking Hadrian’s Wall

6 Jun

On Friday, May 27, Jasper and I left the house at five-fifteen to catch a six-eleven train to Carlisle. We took the bus from there to Bowness on Solway to begin walking at three pm. Slideshow here …

Rother Valley in bloom

10 May

1952-1970: amid stiff competition the Rother of my boyhood and youth was the filthiest river in South Yorkshire. While the Don was home, below its oil slicks and sludge yellows, to a hardy stickleback or two, the Rother was officially … Read More »