Another training day

A glorious sunny Saturday on the May Bank holiday weekend. This time I started at the southern end at Chase End and worked my way north. Was able to reach Upper Wyche. Still have not reached the goal of doing the whole Malvern Hills up and down (or the other way for that matter). The hills especially round the southern part of the Malverns were covered in violet, all down to the abundance of bluebells.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - The start of the adventure

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro - The start of the adventure

Image by Greg Montani from Pixabay In this case with booking. I heard of a friend using the company Intrepid Travel several years ago when she went on a fabulous trip to south America. Have been itching to do something myself and a few weeks ago saw in idea about climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. At 5,895 metres its not an easy endeavour, certainly the highest and the longest I have ever hiked.

Slovenia, December 2018

Some more musically inspired Christmas decorations on Levstik square The 'flancat' pastry and hot sweet herbal tea People in the UK won't really know about the sport performed here


Robert Joseph McDowell Robert Joseph McDowell November 4th 1938 - April 29th 2017 RIP Dad son, Martin

Tŷ Canol nature reserve, Pentre Ifan and the original site of the Stonehenge bluestones

Haven’t been on this little gem for a few years now. Some parts can be quite muddy but everything is repaid with the views of the enchanted forest that is the Tŷ Canol nature reserve. So amazing. The photos don’t do it justice. This walk was a modification of the Pentre Ifan walk from circular Pembrokeshire walks book by Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Only this time I extended it from the Pentre Ifan burial chamber towards the now confirmed site where the Stonehenge bluestones were sourced from.