Tag Archives: Mynydd Garn Wen

A grey start to the year

I don’t believe in omens.  The fact that the new year continues grey, wet and windy may be a sign, but if it is, it’s a sign of global climate change and of shifting ocean currents and the jet stream … Continue reading

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A walk to the pub

“What time do you call this?”  Predictable response, given that I had arranged with friends to meet up for a pub lunch at 12.00 and arrived at 13.45. The thing is, I had decided to walk.  My ‘local’ is thirty … Continue reading

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A Really Wild Walk.

Saturday and the weather forecast for the end of the afternoon was for winds in this corner of South Wales comparable with those of St Jude Storm last weekend, wind speeds of 25 mph with gusts double that and heavy … Continue reading

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Going to extremes

It has been good to look back on my time in Greece during the summer, trekking in the mountains, swimming in the Aegean, warm sunshine ……..  but life can’t be lived in the past. It’s time to refocus. I like … Continue reading

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Greece: on the edge

Apologies. The last week or so I have been rushing around like the proverbial, if biologically unidentified, blue arsed fly.  Constantly under time pressure.  The main reason for being in Grey Britain these days is to be with family and … Continue reading

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