Photos of the day I spent in London for the London Calling mega geocaching event. Lots of walking was involved.
Day 11 of our trip to the Lake District, but we were still in the North-East because one of us was doing a tour of Newcastle University.
Day 9 of our trip to the Lake District, except we’d moved over to Sunderland to see some of the family for the first time in ages.
Day 7 of our trip to the Lake District, which featured a walk through some very heavy rain up to Easedale Tarn.
Day 6 of our trip to the Lake District, which featured a trip up a Via Ferrata at the old slate mine on Honister Pass.
Day 5 of our trip to the Lake District, which featured a trip to the Lakes Distillery, some alpacas and some more time in Grasmere.
Day 4 of our trip to the Lake District, which featured a slightly wet walk on the “Fairy Walk” in Borrowdale.
Day 2 of our trip to the Lake District, including trips up a mountain, around Wordsworth’s house, and into Ambleside.
Day 1 of our trip to the Lakes, mainly involving the drive up the M6 from home, but also a stroll around Grasmere.
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Photos of a large corner of the garden beneath a very large example of Phyllostachys nigra.
An extra planting bed, added to the scheme after deciding there was too much exposed wall.
A planting bed to the side of the house, which will eventually be the personal possession of Izzy.
The back of the house is the most visible area from inside, so it warranted the most attention.
The old retaining wall was a good habitat for insects but had little structural integrity.
The biggest of the planting beds in the garden rework. It’s under the fence around the side.
The first of the new planting beds to be finished. Planting scheme selected by Ami.
Nothing round the side of the house is at right angles, so this bed fills a weirdly shaped corner.
A long, thin space that had become overgrown and unloved. Time to spruce it up a bit.
The most awkward area of the garden rework to plan and build, due to the absence of right angles.
There was a small and nearly rotten bit of fence joining the house to the garage. Time to replace it.
A grand aristocratic country house which has been converted into a museum celebrating the Revolution.
You can’t beat a fortress on top of a mountain. That’s why they built them there. Grenoble’s one is great.
Sur le Pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse, l’on y danse. Sur le Pont d’Avignon, l’on y danse tous en rond.
Whatta lotta notta lot. Every holiday has a day like this. This holiday had more than one.
Paddling down the Ardeche river on a beautiful sunny day, accompanied by lots of French people.
A small town in the Ardeche across from Vallon Pont d’Arc, where we stayed for most of a week.
School geography had a lot of stuff about glaciation. The Pyrenees are ideal for a refresher field trip.
Glaciated valleys tend to be steep at the bottom and flatten out as you get higher. We didn’t get that high.
The Col du Tourmalet and the Pic do Midi de Bigorre. The Col is a long way up, but the Pic is further.