Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dartmouth to Brixham (13th Oct)

I've just spent an hour and a half going through the pics of the next stage of the walk - that's the price of not writing it up straight away!!!!!

Anyway, I will include lots of pics and little writing so that you can whizz through them. I love these serviette holders...

We had been told, by several different people that we had met, that this section was absolutely stunning so our expectations were very high. We crossed the River Dart on that amazing ferry,

with the tugboat doing its dance!

Across to the colourful houses of Kinswear...


From here we walked out on to the cliff, which was good, but not quite the stunning scenery we were expecting.

The walking was quite strenuous with several deep valleys to cross...

Looking back at Scabbacombe - you can just see Tim!

Some trees ... :-)

... black sheep ...

Man Sands had a group of schoolchildren exploring the beach...
Man Sands
..we enjoyed this view back to Sharkham Point.
We had to include Trinity House's shortest lighthouse -
out on Berry Head, but still 190' above sea level!
There there was also this useful display explaining the landforms you can see across the bay to Torquay.
From here we headed down into Brixham.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Snowdon from Dinorwic
(The tiny little pyramid to the right of the main mass is actually the summit.)

I know it's been a while...

I've just got back from two weeks away. The first week was with a school on an activity week near Llanberis. We had almost 60 youngsters, 12-13yr olds, and it was amazing.
Stretched in every way... the highlight for me was going into a slate mine and having to use ropes etc to move along and between levels - it was fantastic! We also climbed Tryfan by the North Ridge in very strong winds... it was extremely challenging!

View from Tryfan-about half way up.

The weather was windy and wet mostly but it didn't really stop anything - the activites were adapted to it! A brilliant week but exhausting.

From there I went down to South Wales to the Gower and stayed at Caswell for the week. It was wonderful - you know I love this place :-) are some pics... I didn't go out a lot as I was so tired... but it's such a place that you don't really need to! This is looking through the window on the first morning I was there...
and there was a gentle sunset in the middle of the week...
I did make a little rock pile after Andy Goldsworthy... but did lots of reading and sorting of things on my laptop.
I'm now resting up for the final leg of The Walk... I'll try and write up the rest of it first... watch this space!
Keith has just got back from a three week trip to Ethiopia... I'm hoping he'll share some pictures with me because he had an amazing visit to the Mursi people... so definitely watch this space.