I'm taking a rest from blogging on this busy day, but not before recalling a rest day in the Alps on 11 July 2008, during which this Pyramidal Orchid was 'snapped'.
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Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
Friday, 6 August 2021
Thursday, 5 August 2021
Wednesday 4 August 2021 - Quarry Bank Trail Race
We entered this running event in 2020, but the race didn't take place and the entries were carried over to this year. Our entries were organised by the Barbers, pictured below with us at the start.
We were there in plenty of time, so we could wander around before the start. Sue and I had no plans to extend ourselves as we'd hardly eaten anything for the last few days due to a bout of Norovirus emanating from our monster grandchild, Isabella.
That left Paul and Greg nudging their way to the front to start, whilst Laura took her time, and Sue and I started at the back of the entire field. That made for a slow start, as lots of people ahead of us seemed to have misinterpreted the 'Race' element of the event and had chosen to block the way up the hill with platoons of walkers.
Anyway, that wasn't a problem, the slow start provided an opportunity to warm up slowly, then once we were warm, a light shower of rain proved very refreshing as we continued our virus induced jogging.
Sue and I were feeling fine despite our recent illness, but the above image shows that my camera lens was misted up due to the rain. Thanks go to the Barbers for waiting for us to jog in.
I believe that by dint of some sort of fluke I'm owed a prize (!!!), which Paul may snaffle as it will no doubt be sent to his address.
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Winter (Memory of a Cold Day)
This takes me back to 5 February 2007. It's the view from Keogan Cabin on a very cold (minus 20C + windchill), overcast morning. We adjourned for lunch in the Rideau Centre.
I wonder when we will next get this view?
Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Where am I Now?
In October 2004, Sue, Andrew, Colin and I met up to walk a section of the South West Coast Path that we'd previously missed. Collating the diary entries and photos from all these trips is still an outstanding project.
Does anyone know the identity of the subject of this picture taken on 7 October 2004 during that trip? I'll add that information in a couple of days if nobody guesses.
BC: The Bude Light Statue. But did you see it at night?
Me: Well done BC. My diary says 'The Bude Millenium Spire', and we didn't see it at night. We continued to Widemouth Manor, but staying in Bude may have provided a superior experience!