Monday, 17 January 2011


Beach walk

(Click picture to enlarge)

I have had a busy week with quite a bit of travel, some lovely walks and getting quite a lot of things that had been put on the back burner finally done. Having said that, there is still a mountain of things still to do but at least a start has been made.

This afternoon I finished tweaking the Challenge Route Sheet and have sent it through the ether to Uncle Roger. He is a good chap and has emailed back to say he has received it. So – that’s a major item on the list that has now been ticked. And one less thing to worry about.

So it’s up to the Route Vetters now to cast their gaze upon it and let me know if I have missed anything from a safety point of view or if they need any clarification. This is always useful so I shall wait and see what they have to say.

It’s 171 miles with 33,000 feet of ascent, walked over twelve days. I am taking two days off in the middle.


  1. Very Hitchcockian that pic ... they peck out the eyes first ...

  2. Big sky country, who needs mountains? The photo looks full of fresh air.........if that makes sense??

  3. Trevor: Very kind! I just snap them with my four year old digi-compact.

    Phil: There were enough of them, but I think they were after the kite-surfer - to drag his kite far out to sea. Evil devils, birds...

    Al: It was indeed full of the blessed fresh air - enough to freeze the wotsits off an oojeymaflip - straight at us!

  4. lovely image!

    did u get a long and tiresome message from me? The show is on, and I'd love to have you on board, if you'd like. Let me know

  5. If they spot that open space they'll want to put a couple of turbines up on it.
    Nice photo though.

  6. Sadly Andy, I am afraid you are right.

    If you look really closely at the horizon you can just make out a large number of turbines plonked in the sea. Fortunately it was a very windy day with a lot of sea spray and sand in the air so they were only just discernible. It just shows the Wind Energy industry is quite prepared to ruin even beautiful places like this beach.

  7. I like the photo too.

    It looks like morning is just about to break. Something I associate with long distance holidays or setting off on a journey!


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