Life in a nutshell, 'cos it's better if you're nuts!

A collection of random thoughts, adventures, happenings and general goings on in the Gardner Family.
Painful

Painful

French motorways on a Saturday in August. Why, oh why did we plan to change locations on a Saturday?

Cirque

Cirque

School geography had a lot of stuff about glaciation. The Pyrenees are ideal for a refresher field trip.

Vertical

Vertical

Glaciated valleys tend to be steep at the bottom and flatten out as you get higher. We didn’t get that high.

Panollama

Panollama

The Col du Tourmalet and the Pic do Midi de Bigorre. The Col is a long way up, but the Pic is further.

Grottoes

Grottoes

We decided to get out of the rain by visiting a cave where water was literally pouring out of the ceiling.

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

A bit of an adventure exercise involving several zip lines and via ferrata. All four of us had a go.

Let Luz

Let Luz

Luz Saint Sauveur nestles at the base of the Col du Tourmalet, the most famous climb in the Tour de France.

Head for the Hills

Head for the Hills

A morning parkrun followed by breakfast and an unexpectedly slow drive along some French motorways.

Bored? Oh!

Bored? Oh!

A day of driving through France collecting occasional geocaches, ending at a spectacularly pretty chateau.

French Connection

French Connection

An account of our 16-day family holiday in 2019, in which we travelled to the very bottom of France and back up.

Aberdeenshire Mega

Aberdeenshire Mega

The annual UK Mega geocaching event was being held in Aberdeen. I know someone who lives there.

Eltisley and Caxton

Eltisley and Caxton

Wandering around the countryside near Cambridge. Well, why not? Especially as I hadn’t done much caching in 2019.