In Praise of Pacerpoles

Readers solely interested in reading about our little journey may wish to skip this entry as it is a copy of the email I just sent to Pacerpole.com to express my appreciation of their product. Should you be interested in reading detailed information regarding what in my opinion is the best walking pole available today,…

Arthur’s Seat

Frost lain crystalline in star bladed brittle embrace coats Edinburgh’s dawn face. Clouds blanketing the falling skies of yesterdays eve have dissolved as we slept. Heat has flown from the land by dark of night. A morning of gold and azure greets my upturned face peering from our little window. We have beaten the rising…

Balloch and Loch Lomond

Valhalla, our B&B in Balloch is immediately across the road from the Balloch train station.┬áThor, Odin and Loki are interesting fellows. Graham, our new landlord greets us at the door and welcomes us inside. I see a couple of acoustic guitars on the lounge as we enter. Our room is simple and very clean with…

Newborough Forest and Ynys Llanddwyn

Sunday of the last weekend before Paul and Mavis return from Australia begins with the sun climbing into a bright blue sky. Our drive between Byrn Celli Ddu and Aberffraw had taken us past Newborough Forest. In fact we mistakenly pulled up in one of the car parks that is used by horse riders to…

Isle of Anglesey

Thus far during our travels Pam and I have been extremely fortunate with weather conditions. In my mind it is almost like sunshine is following in our footsteps. Of course there have been periods of rain and grey skies however a short revisit of our photos posted in our blog entries shows mostly one deep…

Hiking with Rino

Lou Reed – born March 2 1942 passed away October 27 2013 The gritty humour, candid worldly observation and often brutal honesty embedded in his verse combined with his zero-tolerance-for-bullshit, flat, gravel voiced, deadpan delivery and guitar mastery formed the core of the musical backdrop of my adult life. The world is left the lesser…

Split

Eager to greet the new day in a new town we wake early. Outside Split is already making us feel welcome, crisp clean air under bright blue skies. We purchase a few days worth of fresh fruit and half a kilo of local dried figs in the farmers market that lies between the nearby Riva…