Monthly Archives: February 2013

23/02/13 What’s the best bit of kit you own?

Have you ever looked at an ants nest thinking ‘Coo-er, what impressive cooperation, administration, altruism, architecture and all round shary-cariness there is to be found in these subterranean cities…?’ One of my favourite facts is that a nest of 40 … Continue reading

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23/02/13 The Road to Workington…

I’m a fan of the cycle path – and I love the look of wind turbines – imagine my delight then when both my penchants were indulged pretty much all the way to this West Cumbrian town. Nerd. I’d had … Continue reading

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22/02/13 Compare and Contrast

When I started the ramble in April 2011 I was terribly indulged with gratuitous hospitality. A woman stepped off the bus on the north side of the Forth Road Bridge – the first stranger who shared the story with – … Continue reading

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21/02/13 Fort 21

‘Mum, would you ever give me a row for something I didn’t do?’ ‘Of course not, darling…’ ‘Great – I didn’t do my homework…’ (Dandy annual – circa 1975) It’s with a similar disregard for the rules that I find … Continue reading

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20/02/13 Alec Gilroy and his greyhounds.

“You going far?” An older man on an even older looking bike, towing two greyhounds, called over to me with an Irish twang. The people in these here parts are friendly – they wave, they smile, they flash their lights … Continue reading

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19/02/13 There’s always the Sun…

It reminded me of when I started walking all that time ago…seemingly against all the odds, the sun shone warmly on my back. And the silence! It’s amazing how something so simple can take me back to so many places… … Continue reading

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17/02/13 Ok, it’s a fair cop…

There’s a thing with your mental health malady – at the very least it’s a pain in the arse. I’d had a lovely couple of weeks walking – meeting all kinds of interesting folk, enjoying the almost eerie peace of … Continue reading

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