Journey Through The Clouds

Why visit Jasper in early Autumn?  It is the end of the summer season; one local  shopkeeper told us that “…….in a month’s time summer will be switched off and winter will start, almost overnight” Our reason for being here is that it is the start point for our two day journey on “The Rocky…

Louise and Jasper

Before anyone gets any ideas, this is not a suggestion for a remake of that most famous of road trip movies, “Thelma and Louise”.  No, this is something far too mundane for Hollywood, but wonderful for us, the next two destinations on our Canadian adventure. The resort of Lake Louise lies sandwiched between Trans Canadian…

Crossing The Pond

It has been a while since we headed west on our travels (other than to Winchester) so time to correct this.  So where to go?  Friends had told us of their trip to Canada a few years ago and this really appealed, so borrowing their itinerary we laid our own plans. “Welcome to Calgary where…

Island Life

Nestled about 5 miles off the Southampton coastline is the Isle of Wight, the second most populous island in the UK. It has been a popular holiday destination for many years; Queen Victoria built her own bijou holiday residence there she called Osborne House. We had been invited by friends to visit them in Shanklin…

Royal International Air Tattoo – 2019

Once again I have been fortunate to attend the Royal international Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford.  It took place over three days on 19 – 21 July with changeable weather conditions.  On Friday the British summer arrived as usual with heavy rain for most of the day which rampaged through the flying programme leaving…

Cleveland Way

Lyn has a saying about certain things, “it was not meant to be”.  Certainly, looking back now, Cleveland Way was not meant to be. For this years point to point walk we had planned a leg of the South West Coastal Path along Dorset’s Jurasic Coast. However when we came to organise our accommodation we…

Competition Time

I am a member of Wymondham Photographic Society (my local photo club) and through the season they hold regular members competitions in both the printed image and Digital Projected Image (DPI) formats.  They have two tiers, Tier 2 for experienced photographers and Tier 1 for those “developing”. At our recent Annual DPI competition (that is…

South Downs

We are in East Sussex, at a hotel spa and golf complex meting up with Lyn’s Uncle, Ray and his wife, Sue for a couple of days exploring the area.  The hotel complex lies about 8 miles south of the town of Uckfield and we are about 30 minutes drive from the south coast, Eastbourne,…

Well, It’s Walking But Not As We know It!

We awoke on the Saturday morning to snow on the tops of the high peaks.  Yes this is May and yes I did say snow! It is the bank holiday weekend in Keswick and the crowds are out.  Walkers, day trippers and locals crowd the streets and the roads around are busy. My shoulder injury…

More Lakeland Magic

Having already visited Castle Crag and Rannerdale Knotts, two relatively straightforward walks, it was time to look at something a little longer in distance and height. Before leaving home I had looked at a walk from the nearby village of Braithwaite which took in three “Wainwrights” in close proximity.  There is no set definition of…