Sunday, 30 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
We managed a long walk on the next day down an amazing pass
taking in swollen waterfalls,
fast flowing, impassable rivers
and a particularly expensive but dangerous primus stove
We finished the next day with a fun trek up the local mountain and were rewarded with a wild bilberry scrumping session on the way down.
Last hope for holiday running was next stop - Camber Sands.
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Well we managed to fish for mackerel, below is the full catch)
complete a stunning coastal walk around St David's Head and
and play an epic round of golf in hurricane wind conditions
- but the evening drinking put paid to jumping up early and zipping along the local beaches.
Next stop, and hopefully run, Donegal ...
Sunday, 9 August 2009
Following on from previous posts concerning Big Ben, I was excited to see pictures of a straw replica in a Cheshire cornfield - 70 feet high and made from more than 500 straw bales , it also has a working clock and is illuminated at night.
Apparently, Jack Straw is to take over from Mandy as acting Prime Minister in 2 weeks time - I suggest we ask him to stand in a corn field and to save on energy costs, not illuminate him at night when the combine harvester is in action.
Sunday, 2 August 2009
This week, I was for the first time mainly in Northumberland, walking on empty beaches and looking at numerous castles and lighthouses. The huts on stilts on the causeway to Lindisfarne were particularly striking - these are used by stranded motorists who don't make it across when the tide is rushing in ( at circa 20 miles per hour).
My camera is on its last legs so I took the next video and sandblasted the lens at the same time.
Have been singing Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart ever since - clearly the lens wasn't the only thing sand blasted . Wierdly, the mandolin player on this track was Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne - oh no now I'll be singing Fog on the Tyne for the rest of the week.