Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wednesday 21 August 2013 – Back at Home


Whilst we were away, somebody seems to have bleached the local Mallards!

Maybe ‘confit du Timperley canard’ (a local dish) tastes better with these…

Actually, we remain in the Pyrenees in spirit in that Humphrey passed through last night. By now he will be in Pau or even Etsaut, for a couple of of weeks’ walk to Bagnères-de-Luchon. He should be ok for a day or two as we gave him a ‘cake’ supplement to his freeze dried larder.  His S3 phone is the same as mine, so he has the technology to report on his progress, but perhaps not the inclination.  Anyway, if we do hear from him we’ll let you know how he’s getting on, as I know Humphrey is well known to a number of readers of these pages.

Meanwhile, our own trip will be re-lived as we plough through the massive job of editing the photos, and editing another document – more of which later.

Reading about other people’s exploits will be an enjoyable ‘aside’, especially once I’ve set up an an alternative to the discontinued Google Reader service. I’m sure that the withdrawal of that service will have resulted in a reduction of page views of Blogspot (Google) blogs, many of which sport advertisements from which Google profits.  So I don’t really understand why the service was withdrawn.

Never mind.  Hey, weren’t there six of these before…



Alan R said...

Feedly may be of use instead of google reader. Digg reader is due to be launched soon which is supposed to be excellent. The Old Reader is basically google reader, most google reader peeps are using it and so the server is getting very heavy. It might let you join or it might not.
A really good one for your phone is Pulse. Check it out on your pc first.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan
The Old Reader seems to work. I've added most of my favourites and now have over 500 unread postings...
A few, such as Jamie Bassnett's 'Trekking Britain' won't load - I get a 'Feed cannot be validated' message.
I'll look at Pulse for the phone when I get my breath back.