Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.


Learning to walk

Filed under: cycling,General,Me,Pain — Mike Chapman @ 8:08 pm

Kedleston Park Between Ashbourne and Derby

Growing old is a process of doors shutting. As time goes by the list of things you cannot do grows longer and one struggles to find activities that meet one’s needs. I have always thought I would not swim if I could surf I will not go walking while I can still climb. I have made the change, with difficulty, from climbing to cycling and my mind has become settled.


The Endcliffe Protest

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 8:35 pm

We cycled in the White Peak and visited a favourite cafe. As you approach Elton there is a particularly pleasing sculptured boulder at the entrance to the village.

sculpture outside of Elton map ref 215613


After Ireland

Filed under: Family matters,General — Mike Chapman @ 9:44 pm

Science Fiction hay bales near Windmill – Peak district



Last stop Dingle

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:53 pm

Gallarus Oratory an early christian church made with stone but no mortar and does not let water in – built AD 800

What is suprising to me is in all that time no has thought I could use that stone for my garden wall/barn or whatever.

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