As Robbie Burns so aptly put it: ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley’. My scheme was to complete the Wales Coast Path this summer, but once again, life has intervened to halt me in my tracks. Luckily the reasons are positive ones, but it does mean that I won’t complete the trail this summer (although I may complete it before the year is out). Continue reading “Walking round Wales – Part Two, time with friends and family”
Walking Round Wales Part Four: Golf clubs and the Gower
Golf clubs would bracket each end of the Gower for me, but in very different ways. My night at Gowerton Golf Club was very comfortable, whereas the night at Langland Bay Golf Club was a very different affair. Continue reading “Walking Round Wales Part Four: Golf clubs and the Gower”
Walking Round Wales – Part Three, going on alone
What can one say about Ferryside? It was like stepping back into the 1970s as I was abandoned on a windswept campsite under grey skies with the threat of rain. Continue reading “Walking Round Wales – Part Three, going on alone”
Walking the perimeter of Wales
Two years ago I started walking round the Welsh Coast. Two years previous to that I had completed the Offa’s Dyke Trail with my daughter and it seemed rather elegant to completely circumnavigate a whole country. Continue reading “Walking the perimeter of Wales”
The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra – my very first DNF
Spoiler alert: for those of you who may not know what DNF stands for, it’s Did Not Finish.
There was always a distinct possibility that I would not be able to finish this gruelling event, but the chances of that increased as I lay in the dust below Loughrigg with one leg bent under me and an ankle at a funny angle (see previous post https://lizziwake.wordpress.com/2018/05/22/lakeland-five-passes-recce-lark-song-and-cuckoos/). Continue reading “The Lakeland Five Passes Ultra – my very first DNF”
Edie (2017) – a personal response to the film
Last weekend I saw the 2017 film Edie (dir: Simon Hunter) at Fellini’s in Ambleside http://m.zeffirellis.com, followed by a meal in the restaurant. Continue reading “Edie (2017) – a personal response to the film”
The Leibster Award
Earlier this year my blog was nominated for the Leibster Award, an Award aimed at relatively new bloggers, or those with fewer than 200 followers https://theglobalaussie.com/liebster-award-2018/. This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked but initially I didn’t feel ready to accept a nomination as I’d only recently restarted blogging (my original blog has been inactive for some years). Continue reading “The Leibster Award”
Lakeland Five Passes reconnoitre: lark-song and cuckoos
Part One – Ambleside to a bivvy spot
For weeks I had been debating whether to enter the Lakeland Five Passes, a 33 mile event with around 10,000′ ascent organised by https://www.ascendevents.co.uk/events/. Continue reading “Lakeland Five Passes reconnoitre: lark-song and cuckoos”
Sunshine after Rain: walking in Les Alpes Maritimes (Part Two)
Into every life a little rain must fall, and even in the south of France it can be cold and wet in April. A couple of rainy days gave time for rest and reading, and a short damp walk before the warmth and sun returned.
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Sunshine & Limestone: walking in les Alpes Maritimes (Part One)
After a long, dark, cold winter it was time to search out spring sunshine. The Alpes-Maritimes are a lovely place to walk in April, although Easter was so early this year and the winter so harsh that Spring had hardly begun and the land was still clothed in its winter colours. We were based close to St-Jeannet, one of the many tiny hilltop villages that dot the flanks of the river Var in the densely populated region north of Nice.
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