As usual, I stop travelling and for some reason the inspiration to blog goes out the window. There have been things going on. Obviously Christmas and New Year came and went, which included a bit of house sitting which was really enjoyable, giving an opportunity to catch up with Ascot based friends. Now trying to get back into the spirit… Read more »
Today was the years big walk, and one we had been talking about for some time, since doing the Wivey Way last year. Due to other commitments, and some lack of training, we’d put it off till the last possible moment, but fortunately the weather held out and we were blessed with perfect walking weather. Kate, Caroline, Mel and I… Read more »
At long last I got to go to a Rough Stuff meet. The South West of England doesn’t have a local group, with most of the membership in the north, which seems like a terrible shame (for the south-west I mean!). The Easter meet has a new location each year, and this time they chose Dunster, just a few miles… Read more »
Our big day for a big walk, The Wivey Way, a 20 mile circular walk around the Somerset town of Wiveliscombe. Wivey has been our home for the last 14 years, and we are now, albeit temporarily, leaving it for a life on the road. Travel and adventure on a slightly larger scale. And what a fitting way of saying goodbye to Wivey but to take the opportunity to view it from every angle. We were blessed with great weather, not too hot, and as luck would have it, our fellow walkers homes were alongside the route so suitable pitstops were easily at hand.
Mel and I decided that we should take advantage of todays good weather, take a break from renovations, and get into the great outdoors. I decided that this was a good opportunity to take a partially loaded backpack, the first steps in preparing for some micro-adventures. I can’t actually remember ever doing any hiking with a backpack in my life… Read more »
We are itching to get away to milder, or at least more adventurous climbs, but are resigned now to the fact its not going to happen this side of the New Year. Meanwhile, I found this post about Microadventures that got me thinking. Perhaps I don’t need a grand adventure, or at least don’t need to fret about delaying it a little, if I can find simpler ways of finding an adventure closer to home.
Click Here for the Full Interactive Map Today was a first. First time I’d ever gone out on a mountain bike. I’ve been looking at MTB options, partly because I’ve been wondering about changing my touring strategy to include more off road excursions, and whether a trailer was a better load carrying option to panniers. It strikes me that if… Read more »