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peregrino_tom

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Theatregal, your pics above are fabulous - great vistas, great photography!
Sadly my phone (blame the tools) just couldn't work out the lighting yesterday. And the long shots had to be zoomed, so very rough quality... but giving a flavour of a lovely English walk nonetheless - I hope... Kennet and Avon canal in Bath, up to Bathampton Down on the Skyline walk, down to Claverton and the canal again on the other side, pic of the Avon from Dundas Aqueduct (fabulous item), then up again towards Bath, looking back down to Monkton Combe.
 

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I look into the eyes of our ancestors and I see a sweet sorrow, a love for life’s glory but also a sadness for its passing so quickly, long before we can fully appreciate it’s true glory.

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“Icons” of sorts, images of loved ones lost, painted on timber. We saw similar images in many a chapel on the Camino Frances.
 
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Theatregal, your pics above are fabulous - great vistas, great photography!
Sadly my phone (blame the tools) just couldn't work out the lighting yesterday. And the long shots had to be zoomed, so very rough quality... but giving a flavour of a lovely English walk nonetheless - I hope... Kennet and Avon canal in Bath, up to Bathampton Down on the Skyline walk, down to Claverton and the canal again on the other side, pic of the Avon from Dundas Aqueduct (fabulous item), then up again towards Bath, looking back down to Monkton Combe.
Thank you @peregrino_tom Your photos are lovely - the views are breathtaking! I have dear camino friends who live in the Cotswolds and have missed visiting and walking with them these last couple of years. Thank you for a lovely English walk today.
 
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A 6 km walk in South Weald country park, about 8 miles drive from home
500 acres and 700 years old and with a huge lake for wildlife. There is also a play area for children and a deer park, some of which we saw roaming in the quieter parts of the park.
Usually at this time of the year we visit to see the bluebells which cover large areas.
This year however it was rather a sparse show, probably due to the fact that we’ve had no rain for about four weeks
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OzAnnie

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...walking in the woods and between verdant fields on ruts and mulching leaves. All about, floral madness; laughing frogs, bird calls and the silvery drone of cicadas.

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Your posts of nature & places are lovely. I did really enjoy the opening words to this post.
- it’s a great ‘add’ having the map included to show exactly where you were.
- Thankyou.
 
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Rick, any chance you went to Andrew’s Bald? One of my favorite short hikes in the Smoky mountains even though it’s down on the way in and up on the way out!
No. When camping closer to that spot (with no phone or internet connectivity even in town, explaining the late reply) the weather was pretty bad with lots of rain and thunderstorms. The Park Service even shut down the access road to it and the Appalachian Trail at the Clingman's Dome lookout tower. If things got worse they might even have had us evacuate the campground.

Peg hurt her knee while descending a lot of rock staircases put in on a steep 2,000 foot elevation gain mountaintop hike that I didn't report on. In the last couple of days we've taken some short hikes, steep but without any of the nasty many short steps or drops you get with the erosion control staircases. She is doing better and looking forward to a hike today. She blames the pandemic. Her gym where she used a stairmaster each day wasn't careful with covid control nor the gym she used as a replacement so she quit them and hasn't had enough hikes with elevation to make up the difference.
 
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Set off from London ar 4am and headed north.
Just before Windemere stopped at the little village of Ings and found a nice path
The intention was to have an out and back walk but it looked so nice that we ended up doing a circular one
Had a few showers so thank heavens for 2 very big umbrellas that I recently found in a Charity shop!
A lovely path and passed a few rivers where himself nearly fell in
An isolated Croft passed on the way back
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A 6 km walk in South Weald country park, about 8 miles drive from home
500 acres and 700 years old and with a huge lake for wildlife. There is also a play area for children and a deer park, some of which we saw roaming in the quieter parts of the park.
Usually at this time of the year we visit to see the bluebells which cover large areas.
This year however it was rather a sparse show, probably due to the fact that we’ve had no rain for about four weeks
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Walking distance from my home 😊
 
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VikingWarrior

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2021
I'm rather fortunate to live with the Spessart mountain range on my southern horizon, the Kinzig river valley below my house and the Vogelsberg mountain range to the north. I normally hike in the Spessart, run along the river and mountain bike in the Vogelsberg. Not bad for a guy that grew up surrounded by cornfields. :cool:
 

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Finally got to go north but the wind was above my pay grade. 14-15 mph is too much for these old bones, but I persisted. Made it to a town with more beautiful late 19th century homes than their population would suggest. The fields are being planted, some rows of corn are turning green, some cover crops and winter wheat remind me of those waving green fields on the camino. My wikiloc GPS stopped recording for a few miles, but even with my recalculations, I am still about 7-10 kms short of my goal. I’ll make it someday!

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Finally got to go north but the wind was above my pay grade. 14-15 mph is too much for these old bones, but I persisted. Made it to a town with more beautiful late 19th century homes than their population would suggest. The fields are being planted, some rows of corn are turning green, some cover crops and winter wheat remind me of those waving green fields on the camino. My wikiloc GPS stopped recording for a few miles, but even with my recalculations, I am still about 7-10 kms short of my goal. I’ll make it someday!

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Lovely pictures, Laurie! What community is this? It doesn't look familiar to me; your Midwest Illinois neighbor.
 
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Set off up the green fell on a steep path, the intention being to walk the long ridge southwards via Helvellen to Grasmere.
After about an hour a man with two skis, ski boots and headgear on his back passed us!
Heavens, this looks like a bad omen!
It was!
One of the "Dodd" fells was soon spotted covered in snow as we headed to the top to get a better view
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Helvellyn and the rest of them will have to wait for another day so down we went via a lovely stoney path to the village of Glenridding where the sun was shining as we sat at the cafe after an interesting walk
Two buses later got us back to base
 
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Thanks Laurie,
yes we were certainly lucky this time not to fall on the fells!
 

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My local trail today on my usual 3 mile walk. Nothing much of interest. On the way back I snapped this Redbud specimen in a neighbor's yard. I think it is my favorite of all the variety of spring blossoms in my area.
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Set off up the green fell on a steep path, the intention being to walk the long ridge southwards via Helvellen to Grasmere.
After about an hour a man with two skis, ski boots and headgear on his back passed us!
Heavens, this looks like a bad omen!
It was!
One of the "Dodd" fells was soon spotted covered in snow as we headed to the top to get a better view
Better be safe than sorry as the snow was nearly two feet deep as we slid View attachment 99660 View attachment 99661 View attachment 99662 View attachment 99663 View attachment 99664 View attachment 99665 View attachment 99666 View attachment 99667 View attachment 99668 down to Sticks pass

Helvellyn and the rest of them will have to wait for another day so down we went via a lovely stoney path to the village of Glenridding where the sun was shining as we sat at the cafe after an interesting walk
Two buses later got us back to base
Be there in three weeks staying in Grasmere 😊. Have beeh over Sticks Pass a few times. We use it as part of a 4 day circular walk from Keswick to Patterdale, Patterdale to Grasmere, Grasmere to Rosthwaite and Rosthwaite to Keswick.
 
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The end or the start... Heuston Station at the western end of the quays on the River Liffey. The halfway point on one of my return walking trips. Trains go from here to points south and west/ northwest of the country. The emerging rosebud is on a bush I bought 16 years ago. It becomes a lovely soft yellow and has a delicate perfume.
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This is why I often have walked the camino in May. Soon middle of May and after 6-7 months of winter there is still snow in my path up in the hill at home. Still ice on the river too. Nice day today, but fully dressed up in winterclothes.
BUT day light 24 hours, soon midnightsun as well.
Have a nice Sunday peregrinos!
 

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Be there in three weeks staying in Grasmere 😊. Have beeh over Sticks Pass a few times. We use it as part of a 4 day circular walk from Keswick to Patterdale, Patterdale to Grasmere, Grasmere to Rosthwaite and Rosthwaite to Keswick.
Sounds good
hopefully you will have good weather
ours has been a mixture of sun and showers.....mostly showers though!
whatever the weather here...hail, rain or snow ..people walk, just can’t help themselves!
tomorrow we hope to do one of your stages, from Keswick to Seatoller.
 
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A mixture of sun and showers today...mostly showers
Bus to Honister pass where there are some impressive slate sculpture and a few people waiting to start the Via Ferrata.
Stopped by the mountain rescue donation box.
This organisation is staffed completely by volunteers.
Had a look into the Bothy hut..basic but a shelter for those in need.
Took a detour to Haystacks over the river. Almost blown off by the gusts of wind on the way back
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The rain hit us at the bottom and luckily the bus to Keswick just happened to arrive so a stroke of luck
About 9 km took us 4 hours
 
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I didn’t walk as far as I had thought because it started to rain. Since I am not training for a Camino I went home
I hear you loud and clear! My daily walks are all the same distance of 3-4 miles. I have no enthusiasm to add in extra mileage for training, as I have no airfare booked yet for an upcoming Camino.
 

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Your posts of nature & places are lovely. I did really enjoy the opening words to this post.
- it’s a great ‘add’ having the map included to show exactly where you were.
- Thankyou.
You're welcome, @OzAnnie! It's a pleasure, every bit of the process-the walk, the photography + it's aftermath -choosing photos, wracking ones brain for words, then putting something together to share.
Cheers + have a nice day!
 
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A wonderful walk partly through and then over the beautiful valley of Borrowdale
From Keswick to the Honister pass the path meandered under the peak of cat bells with Derwentwater on the other side

Crossing and passing many rivers today we arrived at Grange village for a long coffee stop as the rain poured down
Then a visit to the tiny church there before the path wound around the hillside just above the Borrowdale valley,reputedly the most beautiful in the Lake District
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We had intended to stop at the village of Seatoller but the ongoing path up to the pass was too inviting, so up we went through the lovely scenery
The bus back to Keswick arrived soon after and off we went back to base
17 km and around 7 hours which included the coffee stop, church visit and picnic
 
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lovingkindness

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I'm rather fortunate to live with the Spessart mountain range on my southern horizon, the Kinzig river valley below my house and the Vogelsberg mountain range to the north. I normally hike in the Spessart, run along the river and mountain bike in the Vogelsberg. Not bad for a guy that grew up surrounded by cornfields. :cool:
Welcome to the forum, @VikingWarrior. It sounds like you live somewhere near the Bonifatius Weg. It's a lovely walk!

Cheers
Lovingkindness

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A wonderful walk partly through and then over the beautiful valley of Borrowdale
From Keswick to the Honister pass the path meandered under the peak of cat bells with Derwentwater on the other side

Crossing and passing many rivers today we arrived at Grange village for a long coffee stop as the rain poured down
Then a visit to the tiny church there before the path wound around the hillside just above the Borrowdale valley,reputedly the most beautiful in the Lake District
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We had intended to stop at the village of Seatoller but the ongoing path up to the pass was too inviting, so up we went through the lovely scenery
The bus back to Keswick arrived soon after and off we went back to base
17 km and around 7 hours which included the coffee stop, church visit and picnic
Annette, are you on holiday? It sounds like it if you are in the Lake District.😊
 
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Annette, are you on holiday? It sounds like it if you are in the Lake District.😊
@Annette london ...and those photos remind me so much of Wainright's Coast-to-Coast which passes close Kewick and Windemere. It is a gorgeous part of the world!
Hi Chris and lovingkindness Yes we’re here for 9 nights and really enjoying the walks in Wainright country.
part of the walk today was on the coast to coast path as well as the Cumbria way
 

VikingWarrior

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2021
Welcome to the forum, @VikingWarrior. It sounds like you live somewhere near the Bonifatius Weg. It's a lovely walk!

Cheers
Lovingkindness

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Thank you for the warm welcome. The Jakobsweg (James Way) starts at Fulda and goes through Mainz on its way to Trier and then into France. I plan on starting the Jakobsweg in Fulda even though it goes over the hill I live on its way to Trier. Another possibly would be following the Jakobsweg to Maintz and then the Bonifatius Weg back to Fulda once they lift our travel restrictions. Then hopefully Portugal in October.

Edited to add: We live close to the Bonifatius Weg, but have ridden our bikes from near Büdigen to Fulda and back home instead of hiking it.
 
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Good weather today so a walk along the crest of the Helvellyn range from north to south.. Stanah to Grasmere
No snow today. Up to sticks pass and up to Raise and onto Helvellyn at 3113 ft
The path up looked a bit dicey from a distance but fine with zig zags once on it.Some snow still in parts on the path

A nice view of red tarn from the trig point and we had lunch in the open shelter
Mountains for miles and beautiful scenery all around
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Crossing Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon pike and then down to the beautiful Grisdale tarn for another rest
Up again to a col and the descending path to Grasmere.
Turned off at a seldom used path and down the grassy slope to Grasmere
16 km took us just over 7 hours
 

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@VikingWarrior : wonderful and inspirational pictures. Would you mind using the thumbmail function here in the future.
Post 866 of this thread explains why this works better for forummembers with slower devices.
@Rick of Rick and Peg and @Koidream gave excellent explanations.

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Good weather today so a walk along the crest of the Helvellyn range from north to south.. Stanah to Grasmere
No snow today. Up to sticks pass and up to Raise and onto Helvellyn at 3113 ft
The path up looked a bit dicey from a distance but fine with zig zags once on it.Some snow still in parts on the path

A nice view of red tarn from the trig point and we had lunch in the open shelter
Mountains for miles and beautiful scenery all around
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Crossing Nethermost Pike and Dollywagon pike and then down to the beautiful Grisdale tarn for another rest
Up again to a col and the descending path to Grasmere.
Turned off at a seldom used path and down the grassy slope to Grasmere
16 km took us just over 7 hours
Looks like a fabulous trek but, 7 hours? I would need a really good lunch if I were going to be trekking for 7 hours. I hope you had a really good lunch in that open shelter. 😊
 

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...a sumptuous experience exploring the beauty of nature; gazing for hours at the stonework and boiserie of an 11th century Church.

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Map: Moirax- Aubiac-Moirax (15.5 km) PDF

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* (3) Église Sainte Marie d'Aubiac (11th century)

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*(6) Église Notre-Dame de Moirax (11th century)

Moirax since it's foundation in the eleventh century has been a halt along the way for pilgrims. It is one day's walk from Agen and on the way to La Romieu (Voie de Rocamadour/GR 652). I got quite carried away taking photos. A few days earlier, having found an old Guide Joanne in the house with a few pages on Moirax, I decided to translate a portion and add a few photos as illustration. I located other 19th and early 20th century sources as well as sketches and lithographs and an online collection of vintage postcards. The presentation is too large to post here, along with these photos so I'll have a go posting again just below....

Cheers
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Camino Chrissy

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We are spending two days hiking at "Devil's Lake State Park", Wisconsin's largest. It is truly one of the most beautiful in the Midwest. Glaciers scoured through the area leaving behind a 360 acre blue lake with huge Quartzite boulders cascading down 500' to the water's edge on its west and east rims. The views from the top are magnificent and we also walked the perimeter of the lake. We have been enjoying this park for many years and it's great to be back this spring in perfect weather. Tomorrow we hike several more of the parks 29 miles of trails.
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We are spending two days hiking at "Devil's Lake State Park", Wisconsin's largest. It is truly one of the most beautiful in the Midwest. Glaciers scoured through the area leaving behind a 360 acre blue lake with huge Quartzite boulders cascading down 500' to the water's edge on its west and east rims. The views from the top are magnificent and we also walked the perimeter of the lake. We have been enjoying this park for many years and it's great to be back this spring in perfect weather. Tomorrow we hike several more of the parks 29 miles of trails.
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There is a huge lesson in the message in your last photo, Chrissy. Giant boulders can be stopped in their tracks! Glad you are having such a feast of nature.
 
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Just back from a week on the Pennine Way, carrying tent and food. Apart from day walkers, met only one thru’ hiker...

Had to stop due to sub zero nighttime temperatures and absence of facilities....

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And thanks to you I now know that a fell runner is something quite different than a fallen runner.

Lovely pictures!
Ha ha, thanks Laurie
these guys and gals are amazing
I was imagining broken ankles and bones with the way they were moving over the rocks
a tough lot up here for sure
 
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Looks like a fabulous trek but, 7 hours? I would need a really good lunch if I were going to be trekking for 7 hours. I hope you had a really good lunch in that open shelter. 😊
A tin of salmon at 3000ft gave a whole new meaning to the word “tasty”!
 
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Supposed to be an easier low level walk today along the Coledale valley
Walked up the miners track to the now abandoned mines which mined Lead and Zinc for 130 years.the mine was closed in 1991

Crossing the river to go back down the other side, we spotted a very faint path going up and up
Well that put paid to the low level walk...
Well it's a path after all so it must be going somewhere we reasoned as we passed a shelter
Indeed it was and we ended up on Barrow overlooking the beautiful Newlands valley
Then to the village of Braithwaite for coffee
A detour to the isolated little church which unfortunately this time was closed
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A walk in London today. Starting along the North bank of the River Thames and then walking under the river, through the 1912 foot tunnel. This then leads past the Cutty Sark, a 19th cent. Tea Clipper. Then through to Londons oldest Royal Park, Greenwich. It is not large but has a lot of history. I walked up past the site of the Roman temple, swung up around by the Anglo Saxon burial cemetary, 6th-7th cent. and on to the Original Royal Observatory. This is where Greenwich mean time was set and the 0 meridian. The view from the top by the Observatory covers from the City of London, to Canary Wharf, the new financial district, and on downriver. Since it was low tide on the river when I was there, I managed to get in some mudlarking as well.
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A walk in London today. Starting along the North bank of the River Thames and then walking under the river, through the 1912 foot tunnel. This then leads past the Cutty Sark, a 19th cent. Tea Clipper. Then through to Londons oldest Royal Park, Greenwich. It is not large but has a lot of history. I walked up past the site of the Roman temple, swung up around by the Anglo Saxon burial cemetary, 6th-7th cent. and on to the Original Royal Observatory. This is where Greenwich mean time was set and the 0 meridian. The view from the top by the Observatory covers from the City of London, to Canary Wharf, the new financial district, and on downriver. Since it was low tide on the river when I was there, I managed to get in some mudlarking as well.
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Thank you for these pics. For anyone who’s interested in the Royal Observatory, I highly recommend this book:

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And here’s an illustration of a painting in the book of the Royal Observatory circa 1766.

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One of these days I am going to get to Greenwich.
 
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A walk in London today. Starting along the North bank of the River Thames and then walking under the river, through the 1912 foot tunnel. This then leads past the Cutty Sark, a 19th cent. Tea Clipper. Then through to Londons oldest Royal Park, Greenwich. It is not large but has a lot of history. I walked up past the site of the Roman temple, swung up around by the Anglo Saxon burial cemetary, 6th-7th cent. and on to the Original Royal Observatory. This is where Greenwich mean time was set and the 0 meridian. The view from the top by the Observatory covers from the City of London, to Canary Wharf, the new financial district, and on downriver. Since it was low tide on the river when I was there, I managed to get in some mudlarking as well.
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Cutty Sark is the name of a Scotch Whisky. I worked in that Whisky Bond when I was a schoolgirl, during the holidays. For the record, £5.00 a week because I was only 15, and my friends got £8.00 as they were 16!
I have a few stories connected to those six weeks, and I still have the ridge on my left thumb from missing the top of the bottle with the little hammer when attempting to put in the cork!
 
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A wonderful walk today with some amazing scenery
Off up the Newlands valley with Dale Head in view
The trig point in sight all the time like a speck on the horizon
Natural swimming pools and waterfalls on the way

Up and up to Dale head tarn and then further up to the summit at 2400 ft
Very undulating paths over Hindscarth and Robinson
Down then to splashing over a bog like area and over another ridge and down to Buttermere

The bus was due at 1318 and we really had to make this one as the next one was 2 hours after.....now missing it by an hour would be OK, but not by 5 minutes!!
So coming down was a challenge in itself and we've never run down a mountain so fast before
Made the bus by 5 minutes..
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A wonderful walk today with some amazing scenery
Off up the Newlands valley with Dale Head in view
The trig point in sight all the time like a speck on the horizon
Natural swimming pools and waterfalls on the way

Up and up to Dale head tarn and then further up to the summit at 2400 ft
Very undulating paths over Hindscarth and Robinson
Down then to splashing over a bog like area and over another ridge and down to Buttermere

The bus was due at 1318 and we really had to make this one as the next one was 2 hours after.....now missing it by an hour would be OK, but not by 5 minutes!!
So coming down was a challenge in itself and we've never run down a mountain so fast before
Made the bus by 5 minutes..
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Gorgeous! i love sweeping views like these! Very few in my area!
 

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Sorry, I really didn't intend to derail the thread. Age was the reason. I got less because I was younger.
🤣 Yes, I know that.
Probably because she was a girl...period.
I absolutely refuse to go there! 🤣

I was thinking of ... er, ineptitude. What my brother delights in calling ‘user error,’ ... a running joke in our family.
 
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I finally did my century ride! I really had hoped to do that before the heat of summer kicked in. It was not as much fun as many of my other rides, because I plotted the ride so that I did not go through towns where I was likely to want to tarry, but I am very glad I did it.

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Congratulations
“the girl done good”
is that an old Ford truck?
we used to have one like that 60 years or so ago, and slide down the “thingy” on the side!...called a “baby Ford” back then
the buildings apart from the church look like those from the old Wild West films!
 
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Heading up to Grassmoor peak image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg this morning, we saw that it was covered in mist as were all the other peaks.
Went on for a while but as it wasn't lifting, decided to go back down and walk the fairly undulating valley
A beautiful walk with Bluebells growing all over the hills, an amazing sight.

Apparently over half of the worlds population of bluebells grow in the UK and it takes several years for a bluebell seed to grow into a bulb and subsequently flower

Arrived in Buttermere , a village dating back to at least Viking times when people fished and farmed for a livelihood
A nice easy days walking and as it had taken us 6 hours yesterday to cover 13 km, maybe it was just as well
After a month here, I'd probably have to be taken home in a box!
 
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An 8 k trek from home across the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge to see the grands at their soccer practice, and to have an outdoor visit.

- alongside a creek where efforts have been made to restore the natural flora
- a glimpse, between the bars of the bridge, of Burrard Inlet. The inlet continues five miles up Indian Arm and, up there, is mercifully free of industry
- in front of someone’s house, potted plants reminiscent of the Mediterranean
- lupins in bloom
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Before I went out this morning I listened to a story telling of the need as well as the value of uncovering past stories to explain the present. Of all the photos I took, here is one that partly shows that. It show the heights to which the people aspired in times past, and in the foreground, apartments have replaced a church building that belonged to a minority culture.
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Ourense to Santiago (2019), CF: (2014, 2004, 2002, 2001). On to Fisterra, (2002, 4, 14).
A park on one of Los Angeles’ many hills. I was walking about 6am so lights were still on.
 

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