Category Archives: Reflections

Canadian Rockies and Greek Islands: looking back, looking forward

So far 2016 has had its share of setbacks.  A minor viral infection in January which kept me indoors in Banff for two day and impaired activities for the rest of the stay.  A skiing accident resulting in a dislocated … Continue reading

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Banff, Canadian Rockies: a walk on the lake

On one of my days-off from skiing I fastened snowshoes on my pack and headed out northwards from Banff along the Bow River, then along its tributary Echo Creek, crossed the Trans Canada Railway at the point where a Canadian … Continue reading

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Greece by bus

After years of hopping around the Greek islands I decided in 2012 that it was time to take a look at the mainland.   By bus. Interest sparked by reading ‘The Mani’ by WW2 hero Patrick Leigh Fermor, made the wild, … Continue reading

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Remembered

Never forgotten.  Always missed

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Symi: a trek to the ridge at the end of Europe

One of my favourite easier walks on Symi is to Nimborio, the original harbour on the island,  and then along the narrow shingly/pebbly beach and a steep zigzag climb up the razor-sharp limestone crags at the far side to the … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies: Snow, mountains and blue sky reflections

When I’m not skiing I like to follow one of the many winter trails around Banff, some longer and more arduous than others.  One Sunday afternoon I took my camera and new snowshoes for a gentle 6-mile trek out along … Continue reading

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Symi: back to a waterhole in the desert

During the summer on Symi and the other islands I visited, I went walking in the mountains every day.  Since I have been home I have been out very little even though I live at the edge of the Brecon … Continue reading

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