Archive for the The Great Outdoors Category

River Thames

British Comedian David Williams of Little Britain fame is currently swimming the full length of the River Thames as part of the Big Splash Challenge for Sport Relief. Now I myself have walked from Ashton Keynes to Trewsbury Mead in search of the original source of the River Thames. It’s about a mile north of the village of Kemble in southern Gloucestershire, near the town of Cirencester in the Cotswolds. Upon arrival (a lovely day this past July), there was not a drop of water in sight. Just a commemorative monument! Below is a picture of me at the unofficial […]

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Gravity Defying Leaf

I take a lot of pictures while out on my daily walks. It keeps things interesting. Below is one of the pictures taken this morning of a leaf defying gravity that totally stopped me in my tracks. I have no idea what was holding the leaf up and so now I wish I had taken video of the leaf hovering.

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Around Bromley: Nature

Another reason for walking what by most standards is an excessive amount in one day on Saturday was the weather. There was talk of rain on Sunday. Heck, it’s one of the reasons why I was home at the weekend. You see I was supposed to be at Britchcombe Farm in Oxfordshire with about 125 other people camping and hiking. But I backed out because of the rain. The reality is that as much I like the great outdoors, I am not interested in camping when it’s wet — especially in England where it’s typically a damp wet that just […]

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I walk a lot – either regular or Nordic walking. It is my primary way of toning up the body and keeping weight under control. Ideally, I’d walk every day, first thing in the morning since I enjoy the great outdoors and feel that it sets up the day nicely. I usually feel invigorated and ready to take on any challenge before me. However, most morning, I find myself hitting the snooze button because really – who wants to get up at 5am? Definitely not me! That said, today was different. I was up and out quite quickly and walked […]

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