Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

So I took another of my walks today, heading down to the North Downs way and following a circular route out of Tilford.  The route took me through a variety of different environments, and does a nice pass of the picturesque Waverley Abbey, which was the first Cistercian abbey in England.  It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. … Continue reading Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way

Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

My favorite challenge is the Friendly Friday challenge, hosted alternately by The Snow Melts Somewhere, and Amanda at Something to Ponder About, this week with Snow, who has given the challenge of 'stay in your comfort zone'. I've had a good think about this one, and am going to start with two of my real… Continue reading Friendly Friday – stay in your comfort zone

Mountains and Motivation

There was a time when I would climb a mountain on a whim.  I’m not talking about technical climbing with ropes and equipment.  No what they call scrambling, where you just find your way up even if it means a little free climbing along the way.  I’ve climbed quite a few in my time, Mount… Continue reading Mountains and Motivation

Crete in B&W

After years of travelling in the Ionian Islands, I came to Crete and instantly feel in love with the Island.  I mean not the really crazy bits around the airports, but the more quieter locations that can be found easy enough across this large Island. This year we were based in the foothills above Rethymnon,… Continue reading Crete in B&W

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Growth

This weeks challenge hosted by Dutch Goes The Photo is the theme Growth.  There are a number of different ideas I came up with, but I had to choose Fungi as I had not had the opportunity to use the following photo previously and I always loved it.  It was taken in the Autumn in… Continue reading Tuesday Photo Challenge – Growth