Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Tuesday 11 August 2015 – A Reunion of TGO Challengers


It’s always good to meet up with friends who are also TGO Challengers.

So when Mick and Gayle were passing by it was good to meet them and exchange some Pyrenean yarns – they were walking GR10 in France whilst I was completing Spain’s GR11 route. Gayle’s record is here.

Gayle’s camera drowned during their GR10 walk, so Mick found some unsuspecting strangers to try to enrol into the ‘TGO Family’ and on which to test a new type of camera that he’s now thinking of acquiring for Gayle.


It was a pleasant afternoon in Cheshire, with good views towards the Wrekin and the hills of North Wales.


Just for the record, we walked a little over 6 km, with 250 metres ascent, in around an hour and a half.

A lovely stroll followed by tea and cake in Colin (M&G’s campervan).

I expect you can all guess where we were…before I add the relevant ‘label’?


afootinthehills said...

No I can't guess where you were, so hurray along there and add the label please.

AlanR said...

Shutlingsloe by any chance? Or did you mean where Colin was parked?

Phreerunner said...

Spot on Alan - that puts Gibson out of his misery....

I didn't expect you to work out that Colin stayed by Ridgegate Reservoir though!

Paul said...

Hi Martin, Looking at the second photo above, I thought: "that's funny -- I took two pics for a couple with one of those old Polaroid instants late on Sunday afternoon, near the Downfall on Kinder". Of course, having paid more attention to your photo, it was in fact the very same camera (and the very same couple :-)

Phreerunner said...

Well, it's a small world!

I gave them a card, so I wonder whether they'll spot that they chose people who know each other to take their photos. Judging by your gallery, I suspect (with respect to Mick) that yours might be the better picture.

Readers may like to entertain themselves for a few seconds by clicking on 'Paul' above and perusing his fine set of images.