Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dennis,

17°C,cloud. For the first time in twenty years, I am going to the dentist today. A filling dropped out last winter and today it will be replaced. There was a moment a few weeks ago in the check-up that reminded … Continue reading

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That was the holiday that was.

17°C max. white cloud. straight to the point, That was the best holiday had for years. Three excursions- Wales, Scotland and Corsica. All involved hiking, or other exercise. I am now in super physical shape, have a deep tan and … Continue reading

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14*3

CK:Distance: 32.73mi, time: 02:01:37, pace: 3:43min/mi, speed: 16.15mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/36823944 I hoped to get weight down this summer so I can enjoy cycling more. 200lbs seemed a good number to aim for. Well, here I am, 198lbs. It won’t last though. … Continue reading

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Last card.

Today’s ride: CR-Distance: 55.32mi, time: 03:31:23, pace: 3:49min/mi, speed: 15.70mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/366243771 last week of the holiday and a mountain of marking looms. England’s weather did a grand job of welcoming us back from the med. Temperatures reached 24C, even higher … Continue reading

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Monte Corona, Corsica,

30°C, hot, sunny, ne wind. Big climb: through endless pine and beech forest. The walk in was a long steady gradient through forest. A magical fairytale forest filled with strange animal sounds and clouds of butterflies that rise as you … Continue reading

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Short sharp hike.

I walked Distance: 2.20mi, time: 01:27:56, speed: 1.50mi/h. http://mapmyhike.com/workout/363026325 Dry and dusty in comparison to last time I walked this way. Even the dried out thistles were gone.

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GR20 recce

30C, clear, light ne. Visit the start of the GR20 on Corsica. Planning a potential hike on past of the main route. The paths appear clear and well marked. The heights are way above what I am used to- more … Continue reading

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Goodbye Scotland

19C, brighter further south. Here is the inevitable melancholy end of holiday shot. I always leave Scotland with a lump in my throat at the end of a visit. I get it in Wales, but this seems more precious. I … Continue reading

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Beinn Eunaich

14°C, drizzly showers, Last Monroe of the trip. Not a difficult climb by any means. It was interesting in a few specific ways. 1, vegetation- very mossy on the top: perhaps this top is almost always in cloud. The moss … Continue reading

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Oban

14°C heavy showers. Moved to escape the worst showers. They were really torrential in Fort William. As I write, I am sitting in my steamed up car looking upwind at a brighter sky. Supper is out there cooking on the … Continue reading

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