H

Our Blogs  

Walks & Bike rides

Never mind tomorrow, it was wild ...

By Dave Snowden  ·  October 26, 2014  ·  Walks & Bike rides

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all

October by Robert Frost 1913


Tomorrow we start the Small Countries, Big Ideas project in Bangor with delegates from three continents and a real buzz about changing things.  I'll post more on that as we go through the week.  When we organised this a plan emerged to organise a walk in Snowdonia for those interested on the Sunday whichI readily agreed to.  Always good to show off the mountains of your youth...

Continued…

The last 3000er

By Dave Snowden  ·  September 17, 2014  ·  Walks & Bike rides, Great places

Up to North Wales today for a series of meetings on SenseMaker® development and the start of an exciting new project on governance of which more in a few weeks time.   Now my view at the moment is that if I have a meeting in Bangor I am going to find times for the hills and today was no exception.  I got away later than expected and wasted time in Betwys trying to find a holster for the new camera without success.  In consequence I got to the Ogwen Valley after lunch and without the means to safely carry the new camera, so I...

Continued…

A return to the coastal path

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 26, 2014  ·  Walks & Bike rides

My original plan for this three week tour had been to manage two days of exercise in Sydney.  I had the option of the full weekend in New Zealand and in summer I would have taken that and aimed too complete another section of the Queen Charlotte Trail (I missed posting on that and I must do at some stage).  However that walk was in Summer and it is now winter and I would have had to take some serious kit.   Winter in Sydney however is more like spring in the UK so walking there made more sense given the packing restrictions.  I had...

Continued…

RW@60:14 Goldcliff - Cardiff

By Dave Snowden  ·  July 12, 2014  ·  RW@60, Walks & Bike rides

Section 13 and 14 of what will end up as about 75 stages were always going to be the most tedious involving post-industrial settings which while they have their own fascination lack aesthetic qualities normally associated with country walking.  But they had to be done and today was my last chance for some weeks to pick up another section.  I completed the Chepstow to Goldcliff section a week ago but was frustrated in my plans to get to Cardiff the following day by family reunions.  My plan was to leave early and park in Newport,...

Continued…

A form of meditation

By Dave Snowden  ·  June 30, 2014  ·  Walks & Bike rides

Today was one of my few days at home which meant a chance to catch up on post and email.   I was hoping to get the new oak desk top fitted as well having spent three weeks oiling it but that failed,  I upturned the raise and lower one with the ugly black MDF top only to discover that I needed a T30 Starbit to remove it.  I ordered one from Amazon but that meant putting everything back together again which was a pain and putting the job off for a week or so.  

I did however manage to get out for a longish ride on the new...

Continued…

 

Categories

Chronology