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


Rick’s 50th

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:57 pm

Rick and Clare looking suitably youthful

I used to think that 10 years was a long time. I am not so sure now. The memories of the party of ten years ago (Rick’s 40th) were in my mind as I enjoyed this one.




I need a new bike!

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 7:51 pm

Bill Woodrow A version of Paraffin heater and armchair with campfire Longside Gallery –


A rare sighting in Padfield

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 7:04 pm

A lady of leisure – post As levels – trys her hand at washing-up for the first time


A hot Skipton

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 7:17 pm

Fine weather led us to South Yorkshire. It tends to be a pretty looking place in early summer and we were not disappointed.

Two Hawthorns – in not typical Yorkshire weather



Bowland Knotts

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 5:30 pm

It was Lovely weather and we visited that bit of England that is green and hilly and you go past, on your right, on the way to the Lakes. We did not climb there so we did not stop. I have often looked at the map and seen a hilly area of moorland and thought about a visit.

Judy close to Bowland Knotts



Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 8:22 pm

I made many visits to a place that climbers called Clwyd Limestone, in reality it is the Eglwyseg valley and is located close to Llangollen.



Escaping winter

Filed under: cycling,General — Mike Chapman @ 8:21 pm

Well dressing time in the Peak district

Bakewell, Middleton, Elton, Winster, Darley Dale, Rowsley with an off road section to return to Bakewell.

It was nearlly June so shorts would be fine. Wrong! It was cold and it was only when I had a full set of winter gear minus the winter hat that did I feel anything like comfortable. I looked across with envy at Lynne’s winter hat that she was sporting.

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