Well, nothing is ever free and I’m sure it was well paid for through interest payments on a bank loan I’d taken out last year! Anyway as a reward from the bank I’d the opportunity of a free night in a hotel. Now, I could have chosen from anywhere across the UK but what’s the … Continue reading A freebie!
Saturday 8th June What an amazing sleep after yesterday’s Snowdon climb! What awful weather though in north Wales, torrential rain and unseasonably low temperatures. A hearty breakfast was consumed, although I’d checked out of the hotel by 10:00 I decided to sit out the deep depression slowly drifting across the country. It was forecast to … Continue reading Welsh Adventure Part 3
Today was the Alzheimer’s Society Snowdon trek against dementia. An early morning check on the weather forecast showed further deterioration on the summit with a -3C wind chill! I didn’t take much for breakfast at the hotel, instead making sure I had plenty of water and energy/protein bars for the trek. Some 220 trekkers met … Continue reading Welsh Adventure Part 2
Prepping Wednesday was prepping day for my Welsh adventure. I'm normally quite organised with these things and work from a list of what each pannier, top-box and dry bag should contain. This has been difficult though as I need gear for different settings: Hotel staySnowdon summit (forecast heavy rain and -1C windchill)CampingHUBB Event I had … Continue reading Welsh Adventure Part 1
I'm climbing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales on Friday 7th June along with several hundred other climbers in support of Alzheimers Society! My previous significant mountain climb was Ben Lomond in Scotland back in 2009, I struggled on the descent through much discomfort in the knees. When I signed up for the charity event … Continue reading Fitness Drive!
I was always a petrolhead! I counted down the years, months and days to get my provisional driving licence at 17. That was in February, six weeks later (April Fools day) I shed the 'L' plates and the world was my oyster. Well, within reason and context of a teenager still at school! I worked … Continue reading Let Adventure Begin
Memorable travels and vacations are mainly with the children, the three of us would often take off on vacation whenever the opportunity presented. We were outdoor types (perhaps they never had a choice)! I was keen for them to experience the natural wonders on our doorstep here in Scotland and to get out and about … Continue reading A Brief Reflection
I seem to have landed on WordPress! Having been inspired reading adventure and motorcycle blogs I thought it an opportunity to share some stories. My name is Paul, a divorced and proud father of two young men and well into my second half-century! I've been a solo traveller since their mum and I split some … Continue reading About