Friday, 18 February 2011

NORTH WEST SCOTLAND photos - July 1991

These are some haphazard photos of a trip to north west Scotland. I cant recall too many details about the trip. I set off for Scotland just a few days after returning from a trip to Austria.

Cape Wrath lighthouse.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

ANGLEZARK AMBLE Photos - 12th February 2011

The Anglezark Amble is an annual long distance challenge walk organised by the West Lancashire LDWA group. It attracts about 300 entries. Last saturday I took part in my 5th or 6th AA, my walk number was 8. I limited myself to the short route of 16 miles, normally I have completed the full route of 24 miles...but I am not so fit. 16 miles was enough. The day began with a grey mist but it turned sunny later. At stages it was a bit muddy underfoot.
The photos are haphazard and taken on the move or in a rush and so they are not of a great quality. Hopefully they convey alittle of what it was like on the walk.

Certificate of achievement.
My rucksack and kit for the day.

Walk HQ in the small village of Rivington.
Check-in at the start.
Tea and toast counter at the walk HQ.
Gathering at the start.
On the move.

Early morning misty conditions.

Check point / feeding station.
The route crossed some wild moorland tracks.
White Coppice cricket pavillion checkpoint...about 3 miles before the finish.
It is generally so on LDWA challenge walks at the end that a small meal is provided at the walk HQ. Today it was hotpot with red cabbage.

Friday, 11 February 2011

LAKE ONTARIO Circuit cycle photos - 2005

This trip in the early summer of 2005 was made possible by a plane ticket to Toronto with the budget airline 'Zoom', and the splendid hospitality of my good friend Wai Sing of Toronto and laterly Singapore. I decided to cycle a circuit of Lake Ontario. The circuit took 10 days and covered about 500 miles.

CN Tower, Toronto.
Street scene in Toronto.

CN Tower in the distance and mist.

AW at Wai Sing's place.
Wai Sing's bicycle, pre-Singapore and Bike Friday.

Wild camp by Lake Ontario.

AW at Niagara Falls.

Cycling in the USA on the south side of Lake Ontario.

Larry & Nancy + young Holly
Wild camp

Wai Sing
Baseball match. Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore.

The lobby of the Royal York hotel in Toronto where I spent an amount of time on the sport of people watching.
Baseball ticket.