Category Archives: Work

Climbing wall 2

6°C, some light rain, Second climbing wall session with Carl. Consolidated last week’s techniques. We need to climb above 4+ for the In Pinn. We did climbs with overhang, with ledges and corners. The best we did was 6b, the … Continue reading

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Coldest day, (annual average)

1°C, sunny, quite nice really. Sent home. So unwell despite driving in to work. My tutor group is upstairs and the two flights emptied my energy. Nearly at the right room, I saw their previous Form Tutor and had to … Continue reading

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Summer summary.

I rode Fixed with MapMyRide+! Distance: 42.2mi, time: 02:35:11, pace: 3:41min/mi, speed: 16.3mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1137096633 Back down, and looking back to one of the most adventurous summers I can recall. Mountains, in Wales, Corsica and Scotland. Slept in a bivvy bag, … Continue reading

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DofE 2015: ‘Tanter’

17 to 22°C. Light rain to sun. Twelve groups of whom 8 failed their first practice expedition. They were terrible, with fairly minor problems they simply gave up. Navigation was a common problem and panic set in with little warning. … Continue reading

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Worcester north.

20°C, building breeze, full sun. Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. There were groups this year, and a chance to use the recent training. First day was an 8 mile walk. As always, the kids’ stamina was a serious limitation, though … Continue reading

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Plas-y-Brenin 3

13°C, brisk SW, sunny and cloud building later. Great conditions, though the wind is strong with attendant wind-chill. Bright sun that needs sun-block. Photo: very early sun on the Snowdon Horseshoe. Today’s route we planned ourselves. Our route started in … Continue reading

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Plas-y-Brenin 2

11°C, brisk NE, rain set in all day. Day Two, trying not to feel like a cheat, I have walked in this area before. It’s that forgotten region between the Arenig and Ffestiniog. Although light rain and reduced visibility dominated … Continue reading

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Brown-field site.

12°C, dry with white cloud and weak easterly. I love this time of year. My fascination for the inner city wasteland is greatest now until June. Here is the first shoots of artimesia absinthium, (or is it vulgaris). This plant … Continue reading

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Disappointed.

2°C, rain then dry. Talking to a class of 11 year olds today in a lesson on sensors. I asked them what devices they have at home with a sensor. The usual burglar alarms and security lights. Then one told … Continue reading

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Back to work.

5°C, light SW, grey. New term. Straight into the darkest mornings of the year. Sunrise has only improved by 2 minutes since mid-winter. Whereas street has improved by 16 minutes. Rapid change is coming though. It only takes two weeks … Continue reading

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