Back to Whinlatter Forest to attempt two more Wainwrights from the relatively easy side – Lord’s Seat and the wonderfully-named Barf.
Kas and Ami climbed the rather short but steep Wainwright at Raven Crag, at the lower end of Thirlmere.
We always go to Aira Force. Except I don’t think we went there in 2019 or 2021, but I’ve definitely been before.
At Hodge Close Quarry there was an earthcache I wanted to do, and above that lay Holme Fell, one of the smaller Wainwrights
An afternoon in Keswick buying chocolate, followed by taking some alpacas for a walk around Whinlatter Forest
A visit to the Quarry and Mining Museum at Threlkeld, involving some panning and a short train ride, some rusty machinery, and a nice lunch.
Climbing above Great Langdale to have a crack at seven Wainwright peaks in a single day. It was a bit tiring.
Infinity pools seem to be the buzzword of the day – it’s just a pool where the water comes right up to the lip.
Helm Crag is a pretty little mountain that sits above Grasmere. By “pretty”, I mean “really steep, but worth it”
A folly of a castle on the western shores of Windermere. It was much loved by the Potter family (the one with Beatrix in).
Our first uphill walk of the holiday. We decided to have a go at Baystones – a moderate-sized hill accessible from Ambleside.
A run around Grasmere for Kas, followed by a slow morning, a nice lunch, and an afternoon of wandering around the shops.
Driving up the M6 to Ambleside to begin our holiday in the Lake District. A lot of driving followed by a rather nice dinner.
A day of splashing around at Crete’s biggest water park – Acqua Plus, near to Hersonissos. It was excellent fun
A day of geocaching up in the mountains near Argiroupoli, including some rather dubious bits of road and some fantastic views
Visiting Knossos is, I think, mandatory whenever you go to Crete. It’s old and famous and the insects make a very loud noise.
A day of light geocaching and generally not doing a lot. I did host my own geocaching event in Agia Pelagia though
A very long walk down the Samaria Gorge on Crete’s southern coast, beginning before dawn and ending after dinner had closed
A day spent resting and wandering up and down from the beaches near our hotel in Agia Pelagia
A wander around the old Venetian Fortress come leper colony come prison on Spinalonga Island near Agios Nikolaos
A wander around Rethymnon in the afternoon after an unfortunate experience with the rental car in the morning
The third full day of our holiday in Crete. We had a rental car and headed up to Psychro Cave – mythical birthplace of Zeus
The second full day of our holiday in Crete. We stayed in our resort again as, to be honest, we were all still tired
The first full day of holiday in Crete. We stayed in our resort because we were pretty much still pooped from traveling here
Traveling out to our family holiday to Crete on a BA plane from Heathrow to Heraklion, and checking into our hotel
An afternoon trip to Bedford to grab a few caches and try to avoid getting very, very wet. It had been raining a lot.
A wander around South Shields and then Newcastle searching for caches while the ladies were searching for presents.
Photos of the third and final day I spent in Warwickshire attempting the Pokemon series of caches. Bishop’s Itchington again.
Photos of the second day I spent in Warwickshire attempting the Pokemon series of caches. Bishop’s Itchington today.
Photos of the day I spent in Warwickshire with the Lydford Locators starting the Pokemon series of caches. Burton Dassett today.