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


We have two good knees between us

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:06 pm

We went for a short and slow walk. I have a knee, that I now suspect, needs a considerable period of rest and Lynne’s knee needs a careful return to full exercise.

Arnfield reservoir


Family and friends in London

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 10:02 pm

Isabel, Annie, Sarah and Mark, Al and Claudia

Lynne and I made trip to London. I needed to visit the BETT Exhibition at Olympia (IT things to do with Education) and we combined it with a visit to Sarah and Mark at Clapham Common and then on to Wimbledon to see Al and Annie. All on public transport! I forgot to mention on our walk on Wimbledon common where we spotted a pair of parakeets squawking and showing off bring green plumage. A first for me in Britain.

Some photographs



Milky Sun over Arnfield Reservoir

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:04 pm

milky sun over Arnfield Reservoir

The weather was changing as we walked in Swallow’s wood. The clouds suggested that the cold spell was close to being over.


Out and about over Christmas

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:03 pm

No depression for me this year! Even though I cannot cycle – a knee problem – the cold weather and a lot of sunshine meant that I could be outside with a camera.

Some photographs



Judy, Mike and Lynne – not last week!

Filed under: General,Pain — Mike Chapman @ 5:07 pm

I put some of the family’s photographs on-line a few months ago. Over Christmas we looked at them again and I realised that I had not completed the job. My father had them scanned and a few of these have a lot of dirt on them or the colours are wrong. I have spent some time adjusting them using Photoshop. I notice that I frequently had a camera in my hand and that it should have been no surprise that I took up climbing after looking at some of the shots of me on the beach an in the mountains.

Judy, Mike and Lynne – I assume it was Sarah’s Bunty

Family Photographs from the 60s and 70s

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