Farindola – The First Supper


The routine is now established. Breakfast, sunbathe whilst reading, sunbathe whilst listening to podcasts, work, lunch, siesta, work, walk. 5 miles walk today in a loop through the hills following the road. Gorgeous views across the hills and down towards Pescara and the sea. It was a quick pace, so very sweaty, but a nice cool shower once back at… Read more »

Farindola Walk 1

Dave   27th July, 2015   No Comments on Farindola Walk 1

My first exploration from our accommodation, I finally mustered myself about 5:30 as the heat of the day started to subside. Yesterday was just acclimatisation. Basically hanging out, getting some work done, and a wander around the town, but not too far. I had intended on getting out early today, but I really needed to catch up on some sleep,… Read more »

Cambridge, again

Dave   25th July, 2015   No Comments on Cambridge, again

Well, really not much time to see Cambridge, a quick walk around the more obvious sights, and a quick look at the Turner exhibition in the Fitzwilliam Gallery. Punting looked more interesting by the time more punters (so to speak) were on the water and causing chaos. Next stop, Italy.


Dave   25th July, 2015   No Comments on Cambridge

Well, the adventure begins, and did so in style yesterday with much pish and piddle and a wasted day sitting in the car. What should have been 5 hours at the outside turned into more like 9 hours. Just slow traffic due to the incessant rain. But eventually we got to drop off the sculptures, too late to install them… Read more »

After 2 Years, I’m Wearing a Watch Again

Apple Watch Sport, 42mm, Blue

Yes, I succumbed! Well, not much surprise there. Actually, not that hard a decision, I was happy to wait a bit till launch frenzy and shortages died down, and was able to just walk into Apple Exeter on Saturday and get straight to a try on and purchase without any hassle. I’d already been for a try-on appointment about a… Read more »

Channel 2 Channel – Day 3


Rising stiffly from the nights slumber, we knew some grease was needed to get the joints working, so tucked into a full English to set ourselves up for the day. Taking an underpass beneath the A303, we were then straight into a climb along lanes before we could start a gentle descent down the side of the valley to the… Read more »

Channel 2 Channel – Day 2


After a suitably restful nights sleep, we returned to Ash Priors to continue the journey. With the sun shining and the forecast dry, we’d decided against gaiters, which immediately turned out to be a bad move. The land out of Ash Priors was an overgrown and muddy swamp, and we slowly picked our way through to avoid getting overly muddy…. Read more »

Channel 2 Channel – Day 1


Here we go again, galavanting across the countryside on foot! This time, linking the Bristol Channel to the English Channel. Three days it should take at a moderate pace, Mel and I accompanied by Kate and Caroline. The day had an ominous and foreboding start with rain, but no sooner did we don boots at Watchet but the skies dried… Read more »

South West Coast Path – Zennor to St. Ives


A corker of a day, we left the car mid way between Zennor and St. Ives and headed across the fields to Zennor to start the day with coffee and cake, preparing ourselves for the inevitable ups and downs of the Cornish Coast Path. And interesting take on the country stile in these parts, large lumps of granite laid sideways… Read more »