Category Archives: Nature

Canadian Rockies: snow, ice and steam

Again, first the festive stuff:  A belated New Year to all. I’ve been doing more trekking than usual thanks to a bug which I picked up on the flight and which kept me hotel-bound for a while.  However, unable to … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

First, lets do the festive stuff:  Happy Christmas to all. Climate change is having weird effects.  There is no doubt that this is real winter but not as icy or snowy as in the previous eight years. In 2010 temperatures … Continue reading

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All change

Back from Greece.  Very soon off to the Canadian Rockies.  But before I go, a sample of the brilliant autumn in the UK this year. As a planner by temperament as well as former profession, about 15 years ago I … Continue reading

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Nisyros:  into the crater

I‘ve often said that Nisyros has some of the most spectacular walking routes that I know in Greece.  Treks around the caldera rim, including the one in the last Nisyros post on Barry’s Ramblings, offer views into the craters in … Continue reading

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From Symi to my back garden

I’ve been experimenting with the technology to record some of the treks I’ve been doing on Symi, using a combination of apps to record routes and then create a 3D ‘fly-over’ incorporating photos taken along the way.  It’s not entirely … Continue reading

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Greece, Symi:  The smell of herbs and The Flood

OK, so I’m posting a lot fewer blogs these days.  Cynics are probably sniggering that old-age is catching up on me and I’m spending the days ‘reminiscing’ in tavernas.  Nowhere near the mark. True, I have less energy and take … Continue reading

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Greece:  Nisyros spring

As intended, after my earlier-than-planned visit to Symi I returned home to resume sorting out my vegetable and fruit garden ready to leave for the summer, a task helped by four days of unusually warm and sunny weather.  Having planted … Continue reading

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