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


Christmas 2011

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My mother correctly making the observation that a notice telling you to close a kissing gate is surplus to requirements!

We stayed in two holiday cottages on a farm in the village of Yarpole – close to Leominster. We were lucky with the weather getting out walking on most days.

The photographs are here



A walk from Crowden Youth Hostel to Laddow

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Crowden Quarry in the very short interval when the sum came out

School had broken up for the Christmas holiday. Lynne was feeling ill and was still in bed. Judy and I went for a walk. We parked at Crowden and walked up to Laddow it was snowing or raining for most of the time.

I have added the photographs to the Stanage album


A winter walk along Stanage Edge

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A view of Stanage Edge from close to the Trig point

Avoiding all opportunities to prepare for the coming seasonal festivities we went for a walk. There was no one at the car park at the popular end of Stanage. The reason for that was probably the time of year, the snow on the road and the weather – it could not decide whether to be sunny, snowy or rainy.

some photographs


Gulf of Morbihan

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Vannes – Gulf of Morbihan Brittany – click on image to see a larger version

We were here a few years ago and I took a photograph, that at the time, we thought it looked like a Victorian painting. Lynne decided to have a go at producing a picture from the photograph. This is the result.

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