OH..AND A SMALL MESSAGE AT THE END!
It is NOT the end of the year yet, but out with the dogs today I was thinking, in between "Where the ***K is that bloody dog gone now",
at how many bloody fantastic views I have seen over the last 12 months, just by being out there.
And as a bit of a bonus, I have dropped 2 stone in weight as well.
So without any further comment, here are a few pictures from the last 12 months
Oh, and a pretty bloody beautiful song from Viktor Krauss.
Big Log from the Album Far from Enough.
Even better than the version by Robert Plant.
Unless of course you don't like guitar and beautiful songs.
In which case, there is very little hope for you.
|Sep 2012 - Peaks camp with Carl and Lynsey |
(brill 2 days - ok, not the bloody bracken)
Feb 2014 reunion in Howgills peeps.
Has to be done.
No Excuses - Just Sayin
|December 2012 - Flooded Fen|
|January 2013 - Quy Water Bottisham Fen|
|Jan 2013 - Quy Water again, different direction|
|Jan 2013 - Flooded Fens|
|Feb 2013 - Wicken Fen from Charlie's Hut|
|Feb 2013 - One of my fav trees at Fulbourn Fen|
|Mar 2013 - Trees Near Lode Mill|
|Mar 2013 - Mrs Frog (Snake Pass Fri wander with Carl)|
|Mar 2013 - Edges above Kinder|
|Mar 2013 - Lady Bower|
|Apr 2013 - Bimbling around Dunnerdale Fell|
Several Pictures to follow
|May 2013 - Fen Growth|
OK, MAY is a big month in the Calendar
|May 2013 - TGOC Oban Harbour|
|May 2013 - TGOC Loch Leven|
|May 2013 - TGOC Looking back to Grey Corries|
|May 2013 - TGOC Old forest near Luibeg Bothy|
|May 2013 - TGOC Alistair's Catering services at Luibeg|
|May 2013 - TGOC View from Minigaig Party|
|May 2013 - TGOC The Upper Feshie|
|May 2013 - TGOC Loch Callater outflow|
|May 2013 - TGOC Looking down from the Stuic|
|May 2013 - TGOC les Trois Amigos|
Walker, Sloman, & Lambert
What better walking companions could you ever get???
In all honesty, now't much happened in June.
WORK, WORK, WORK, WORK.......................
Too much work to go away anywhere, but the sun shone and the Fens Lit Up
|Jun 2013 - Nests Are Built|
|Babies Are Born|
|Glorious Colours transform the landscape|
|Little bridges are overgrown|
|And Quy is bathed in sun|
In fact it was pretty Glorious
|July 2013 - Moody Skies in Fenland|
|More lovely Rivers|
|And Glotious Fen Sunsets|
And Harriet (daughter) and I hit the Peddars way (by Bike)
|Jul 2013 - Castle Rising Church|
|Harriet at castle Acre|
|Views From Peddars Way|
I had not been here since I was introduced to Scrumpy Cider at 8 by my parents.
Possibly accidentally, although I was very very quiet on the way home
|Aug 2013 - Dartmoor Ponies|
|The Dartmoor misleading BOG OF DOOM|
|Fine Views from the Tor|
It was back to September.
Time to earn some more money, and try and avoid the stupidity of the Open Plan, Air Conditioned, Germ Warfare Breeding Ground that so many have to work in.
|Sunset taken from bike in Cambridge|
Sep 2013 - Swans a Swimming on Quy Water
And then I was lucky enough to do the North Norfolk Coastal Path
An absolute GEM of a walk in my mind.
YOU DO NOT NEED HILLS TO HAVE THE MOST FANTASTIC WALKING EXPERIENCE.
DO NOT BE HILLIST!!!!
|Aug 2013 - Burnham Deeping Harbour|
|Huts on Hokam Beach|
|Looking out across the Salt Marshes on the way from Wells|
|View from Sheringham Cliffs|
|Oct 2013 - Above Alport castles|
|Oct 2013 - Peaks Bog|
|Day 1 Camp|
|Day 2 Views across to Lose Hill|
|Oct 2013 - Fungi at Lode|
|Oct 2013 - The DAWG's at Quy|
|Oct 2013 - Autumn Colours near Lode|
And to finish up, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and the wondrous cathartic value of just getting out there.
At this juncture, yet again,
I would also like to thank Al Sloman (no really I would),
for putting this out there, and publicly (across the entire bleeding internet) humiliating me into facing the dreadful truth of it all.
|Me, I'm that fat fuck on the left, at the 2012 Daunder.|
Weighing in at around about the 14st 2lb mark :-O
And not really willing to admit to it.
|That is the same Top.|
That is the same bloke
Notice the lack of stretch on it now.
AND.. All my suits and smart clothes fit again :-)
NEVER GO BACK!!!!!!!!
I REST MY CASE
So do what do you want in your life?
The beauty of all that above (apart from the picture of me)
Or a world and family of this.
I am lucky enough to have two brilliant sporty kids.
|Harriet Resting on the Peddars Way Bike Ride|
|Ollie pre-match training at Shelford, a year ago.|
He is even bigger now.
It is the world they want to be in.
Hopefully it is the world that their children will be in.
(Let's not get into ****ING Wind Power) now
YOU JUST NEED TO GET OUT THERE!